Laser Liposuction


Unlike traditional liposuction, laser liposuction is not performed to remove fat cells. It is performed to shrink the targeted fat cells. Pads equipped with laser diodes are placed directly onto the skin. This allows the fiber optic laser energy from the laser lipo device to penetrate the targeted fat cells This process also temporarily perforates their membranes which, in turn, causes fat cells to release any stored fatty acids, water and glycerol into the body. The fat cells shrink which results in a loss of inches on the body. The treatment can be used on the abdomen, neck, hips, thighs and arms.

Ideal patients are close to their desired body weight and have a good amount of skin elasticity. They understand that laser lipo is not considered to be a weight loss treatment. In addition, patients must be in good overall health and not considered to be obese.

The cost of laser liposuction depends on the size of the area being treated, the number of treatments performed, any fees charged by the doctor or the facility and the area of the country where the procedure is performed. In general, the cost is anywhere from $3000-$6000.

The cost of laser liposuction depends on the size of the area being treated, the number of treatments performed, any fees charged by the doctor or the facility and the area of the country where the procedure is performed. In general, the cost is anywhere from $3000-$6000.

There will be some swelling and bruising after the treatment that will eventually fade on its own. Patients will enjoy a more contoured and youthful looking appearance thanks to the melting of the fat. The results are considered to be permanent as long as patients follow a healthy lifestyle. The fat that is melted will not return but fat located around the treated area can continue to grow.

Smartlipo

Smartlipo

submitted on   Tue Dec, 30, 2014 by Douglas Hendricks, MD     
SmartLipo®, also known as laser-assisted liposuction or laser liposuction, enhances the results of traditional liposuction by assisting in fat cell removal. It also induces beneficial skin changes, such as skin tightening and skin thickening by stimulating an increase in collagen production.1