Laser liposuction is essentially the new kid on the block. This procedure shares a lot in common with traditional liposuction, but some key differences are highlighted in this article to inform you where they aren’t so similar. If you are looking for a quick, effective, and painless way to mold and sculpt your body, laser lipo could be the perfect fit for you.
We all dream about having a fitter, toner, better-looking body, but these results sadly won’t come by wishing and hoping enough. Even cosmetic procedures have their limits, meaning we have to dedicate ourselves and put in the time and work to see real results.
We highly recommend that before undergoing any body cosmetic surgery, patients should start eating clean and exercising regularly for about two months before the operation. This lifestyle change can slim your shape out, helping the surgeon focus on truly molding the body to the patient’s desired look rather than focusing strictly on removal.
Researchers and surgeons alike have been amazed at the immediate results and quick turnaround time associated with laser liposuction, but don’t be fooled. If you refuse to put in the work, laser lipo will prove no more effective than traditional lipo or alternative options. That being said, not only is laser liposuction faster, but it is also less invasive and can effectively work on all areas of the body.
Laser Liposuction: What Is It?
Laser liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that applies concentrated heat from a laser to a desired part of the body to melt and loosen the fat underneath the skin. Afterward, the fat is removed using a vacuum-like tool called a cannula. Using a laser also causes the body to release more collagen, beneficially helping to make the skin tighter during this process.
A critical difference between laser and regular liposuction is that even though they both suck the fat out through a cannula, with laser lipo, the fat is already melted and broken down, which makes the removal more seamless and faster. With traditional liposuction, the process of breaking down and killing the fat cells is more vigorous (no pain involved thanks to anesthesia), but still takes a more significant toll on the targeted area. Due to this fact, traditional liposuction requires patients to take general anesthesia, which renders them unconscious during the procedure.
Benefits of Laser Lipo
Some of the most noticeable benefits of laser liposuction are the following:
- Quick sessions
- Quick recovery
- Minimally invasive
- No general anesthesia (yes, often patients remain awake)
- Tighter skin
- Instant results