June 19, 2017 by
What is a Laser Lipo?

A variation of the traditional liposuction procedure, a laser lipo uses low wave laser energy to liquefy fat and remove it through a cannula. This makes it a less aggressive procedure and also easy to eliminate fat. Since the procedure is less invasive, the recovery from laser lipo is faster as well. In some areas of the body like face or neck where fat levels are low, the use of cannula is omitted and the liquefied fat is allowed to be naturally absorbed. This process, however, is not for weight loss but simply to remove fat which is resistant to diet and exercise.

Laser liposuction on the abdomen

In the first laser lipo technique, the laser breaks down fat cells allowing the fatty oil to leak out and causing disruption for removal. The deeper layers of your skin also contain small blood vessels which are coagulated by laser leading to lesser bruises post your procedure.

The laser is then used on the superficial layers under your skin for heating the cells and stimulating them for production of collagen and elastin. Not only with this tighten your skin but also enhance the quality of your skin post treatment.

In the final step, the cell fragments and the fatty oil are removed to achieve the final contours of your body.

Laser liposuction on the neck or face

The second technique of laser liposuction is for thin fat like that found on your face or neck. It is also used in cases where only tightening of the skin is required. A laser guided liposuction is used just on the surface to break down the fat cells and the fatty oils and cell fragments are then naturally absorbed by the body. A cannula is not used in this case.

Are you a good candidate for laser lipo?

If you are considering getting laser lipo, then you should be somebody who has excess fat in mild or moderate amounts; skin laxity in mild or moderate amounts or if you are suffering from dimples, scars or cellulite issues.
Liposuction is not only used for the abdomen, it has been proven to eliminate fat from your face, back rolls, neck, male breasts, knees, arms and thighs too.
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