Lipotherme is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a laser to liquefy and remove unwanted fat in specific body zones. Lipotherme causes the skin to contract which results in firmer and smoother skin. A small metal tube called a cannula is inserted under the skin and a tiny laser beam is fired as the cannula is moved back and forth. As the laser warms the fat cells, it creates a thermal effect and the fat cells are liquefied. Upon liquefaction of the cells, they will be removed through a suction process.

Ideal candidates are healthy individuals who want to lose unwanted fat in specific parts of the body. It is not a suitable treatment for patients looking for a weight loss process as it only eradicates fat in targeted zones. Patients suffering from obesity, bleeding or blood clotting disorders are not good candidates.

The typical cost ranges from $1400-$7500.The final cost depends on fees charged by the doctor or the hospital, the surgeon’s level of expertise and the geographic location of the procedure.

The procedure creates firmer and smoother skin. The recovery time varies depending on the extent of the procedure and the patient's skin type. After the procedure a compression garment will be worn over the treated areas for about 6 weeks. There could be slight swelling, bruising and numbness of the treated areas which will resolve within a few weeks. Immediate improvements are evident and greater improvements become evident three or four months after the treatment. The results can last for over ten years.

Mini Liposuction

Mini Liposuction

submitted on   Tue Apr, 12, 2016 by David Amron, MD     
Mini liposuction is used to treat patients who are already near their ideal weight but want to target one or two areas of the body which are disproportionally retaining fat. The procedure is similar to regular liposuction in regards to the incisions being made and fat taken out. However, it is a...