Laser liposuction is a procedure in which localized fat deposits are reduced surgically by means of a special laser housed inside a tiny tube called a cannula. Unlike traditional liposuction, laser liposuction uses laser induced heat to "melt" fat, which is then gently suctioned out.
The benefits of minimally invasive laser liposuction compared with traditional liposuction include that it is gentler and safer, partly due to the much smaller cannulas. Second, the smaller cannulas mean smaller incisions, so there is less scarring. Finally, because of the heat generated by this method, there is another very important benefit: the body’s own healing response causes tissues to contract, leaving skin tighter and smoother in the treated area. Although laser lipo is generally recommended for smaller areas, like the chin, jawline, back "flaps" (area under arm pits), and thighs.
In fact, this procedure is gaining tremendous popularity for use on the face, especially as a way of redefining the jawline and getting rid of the dreaded “second chin” that creeps up on some of us as we get older.
Is Laser Liposuction safe?
There can be fear for patients when they hear the term "laser" along with liposuction. The phrase laser lipo can conjure up unpleasant images. However, please understand that the "tool" isn't what's fearsome, it's the person behind the "tool".
Experience and confidence while yielding a laser liposuction tool can be your best friend. This is especially important when dealing with chins, back "fat" and sagging areas of the body. We at Pretty Faces Atlanta have over 15 years of experience in managing pigmented skin and body issues.
Hyperpigmentation and scarring being one of our primary concerns, so you can be well assured not only do we prep for any issues relating, but our aftercare methods are designed to minimize any skin, scarring, or infection issues as well.
Smart Lipo has many advantages over traditional liposuction; it is a prime example of Primary Laser Liposuction.
First, it is gentler and safer, partly due to the much smaller cannulas. Second, the smaller cannulas mean smaller incisions, so there is less scarring. Finally, because of the heat generated by this method, there is another very important benefit: The body’s own healing response causes tissues to contract, leaving skin tighter and smoother in the treated area. This is good news indeed, since the traditional liposuction method of merely “sucking out the fat” can sometimes leave patients with uneven contours and loose, sagging skin.
FAQ: Laser body sculpting
What parts of the body can be treated with Laser Lipolysis or Laser Body Sculpting?
The following areas can be successfully treated:
Upper, mid, and lower back
Where does the fat go?
Unless the released fat is burned in the body as fuel, it simply undergoes normal metabolic processing.
How quickly will I see results?
Many clients see measurable results after the first or second treatment. However, a standard treatment protocol consists of two, 30 to 40-minute treatment sessions every week until the desired measurements are met.
Is Laser Body Contouring Safe?
Yes, treatments are completely non-invasive, and clients feel little, if any discomfort. This type of Laser technology has been studied and used for the past 40 years for many biomedical purposes including wound healing, pain relief, and inflammation.
What happens during a treatment session?
You will relax in a comfortable position while a trained technician uses different treatment modalities for approximately 30-minute intervals. You are free to relax, read, listen to music, or you can even receive other, additional aesthetic treatments during Laser Body Sculpting.
What happens after each treatment?
You may resume normal activities (including exercise) shortly after the session.