Laser liposuction is one of many advances in liposuction surgery, which is now the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States as well as other countries.
Laser Liposuction (SmartLipo, SlimLipo, CoolLipo, ProLipo Plus): Is it for You?
You’re feeling grumpy and lumpy, fretting about those stubborn pockets of fat that don’t budge despite your dutiful workouts and healthy diet. Then, suddenly, the commercial on the car radio catches your ear. Why not laser away that fat, just blast it out of your life, quickly and painlessly? Laser liposuction – or more accurately, laser-assisted liposuction, was first introduced in 2007 with Smart Lipo. Since then, Smart Lipo has been joined by other players, including Slimlipo, Coollipo and Prolipo plus.
What Is Laser Liposuction?
Other advances include water-assisted liposuction (Body-Jet) and ultrasound-assisted procedures such as Vaser-assisted. Laser-assisted uses laser energy. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia, or sedation anesthesia, depending on the amount of fat that will be removed. The concept is simple: Lasers heat the fat, turning it semi-soft and making it easier to remove via liposuction. Just as in traditional liposuction, fluid – a mixture of sa and local anesthetic – is put under the skin in the area where the fat is to be vacuumed out. Collagen is the main structural protein found in skin, but its production slows with advancing age. The laser energy can heat skin cells, stimulating the production of collagen and improving the skin’s appearance. Lasers can also coagulate small blood vessels in the area, which translates to less bruising. The risks of laser lipo include all the risks of traditional liposuction. Added to these are the potential for skin burns and fat necrosis (death of fat cells). Laser liposuction does have its fair share of critics.
Are You a Laser Lipo Candidate?
Chances are, yes. If you have mild to moderate amounts of excess fat and skin laxity, the technique may work for you. Skin tends to become lax after about age 35. If you are about 20 percent overweight or less, you are probably a good candidate. The procedure is not a solution for obesity. If you are in good physical condition and have good muscle tone, you will likely respond very well to laser liposuction because your muscle tone provides underlying support for the tissues. Laser lipo can be used on many areas, including the thighs, abdomen, arms, knees, face, neck and the back fat rolls. It’s also useful in treating gynecomastia (excess male breast tissue), or “man breasts.”
Preparation for Laser Liposuction
You should ask your physician for specific instructions, such as whether to s taking certain medicines before your surgery. If you smoke, it is important to kick the habit before laser liposuction or any surgical procedure. In addition to all of its other negative health effects, smoking also impairs the healing process.
Results of Laser Liposuction
After the procedure, you will likely notice a better silhouette and profile in the treated areas. Results can be noticeable after a week with laser liposuction, while traditional liposuction can take two to four weeks. The results may be more immediate with laser lipo because the fat removal is reported to be less traumatic. Besides a reduction in the amount of fat, you can hope for some improvement in skin tightness. Advocates consider this a plus over traditional liposuction. It may be several weeks to months before you notice the skin changes, because it takes time for the body to produce new collagen. It is the new collagen that gives the skin a tighter-looking appearance. The bruising can be less because lasers can coagulate small blood vessels. Swelling should be expected and your doctor may order a compression garment be worn for a variable period of time. You can expect to be back to your normal non-strenuous activities in three to five days, depending on what advice your doctor gives you. Strenuous exercise should be put off for three or four weeks, typically. Ask your surgeon for specific advice.
Cost of SmartLipo and Other
Costs of laser liposuction vary greatly, depending on the body area and the extent of fat to be removed, as well as the area of the country you will have it done.
Risks of Laser Liposuction
Some risks are the same as with traditional liposuction. This may include possible irregularity in your skin contour. Fluid can collect beneath the skin. Infection, scars, blisters and burns are other possibilities. You may not be happy with the amount of fat removed, and the improvement in your skin’s appearance may not be as great as you had hoped for.
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Source : Aesthetics Art