Laser assisted lipo is a non-invasive procedure that can melt away troublesome fat, and sculpt and contour the body. Within the last 10 years there has been an increasing demand for less invasive liposuction, because the procedure has fewer risks, and a shorter recovery time. Laser lipo can remove those fat cells that diet and exercise can’t seem to get rid of.
About Laser assisted lipo:
Laser assisted lipo is carried out with the use of a high energy laser that breaks up the fat cells, and liquefies the fat. This is done with the help of a laser fiber that is enclosed in a cannula or small tube. The cannula is inserted inside the body through tiny incisions made at the start of the procedure. There is a vacuum attached to the cannula, which suctions out the fat once it is loosened. The procedure may be done with either general anesthesia, or intravenous (IV) sedation.
Who Can Benefit
The laser assisted lipo procedure is suitable for individuals who are healthy and have a constant body weight, but have small areas of unwanted flab. It should not be seen as a weight loss method, as it only removes areas of localized fat, therefore weight loss will not be dramatic. Laser lipo can be used on a range of areas including the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.
What to expect
There is generally less brushing and swelling with laser lipo when compared to traditional lipo. The procedure not only removes resistant fat, but also tightens the skin by remodeling collagen. Since the recovery time is less, patients can usually resume normal activities in 3-5 days. Full recovery takes about 3 weeks.
Dr. Adam Rubinstein is a highly rated board certified plastic surgeon, practicing in Aventura, FL. He performs laser assisted lipo procedures at his state-of-the-art operating facilities in Aventura.