Laser liposuction, or laser lipolysis, is a treatment that uses laser technology to melt away fat cells and contour the curves of the body. Laser liposuction is a less invasive alternative to standard liposuction procedures, and the innovative laser technology can produce impressive results with shorter downtimes.
What is Laser Liposuction?
At El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, we offer three types of laser liposuction technologies:
Smartlipo® laser body sculpting is a minimally invasive, laser-assisted lipolysis procedure that targets trouble spots and permanently eliminates fat. This unique technology safely delivers the optimal blend of three laser wavelengths for better fat removal and enhanced tissue tightening. Because Smartlipo® TriPlex® actually tightens tissue, you don’t have to worry about dimpling and sagging. The Smartlipo TriPlex® permanently destroys fat cells and improves your overall body shape with minimal downtime and less pain.
VASER® Lipo uses ultrasonic energy to selectively break apart fat deposits while preserving other important tissues. Unlike the harsh techniques used in traditional liposuction, VASER® Lipo gently reshapes your body. You can count on rapid healing because VASER® Lipo differentiates fat from other important tissues – such as nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue.
What is a Laser Liposuction Treatment Like?
During a Smartlipo® treatment, general anesthesia is used and a tiny incision is made, about the size of the tip of a pen. The Smartlipo® laser fiber is inserted under the skin through a very small tube. The laser ruptures the fat cell membranes and the fat cells are permanently destroyed. Finally, the liquefied fat is gently suctioned out. Due to the laser technology, new collagen is produced resulting in tightening and coagulation of the skin.
The VASER® Lipo procedure can be performed under general anesthesia. You and Dr. Sozer will decide what type of treatment is best for you. The area to be reshaped is filled with a medicated, saline solution that helps numb the site and shrink the blood vessels to minimize blood loss and reduce bruising. Next, a small probe transmits sound energy to break apart fatty tissue on contact while preserving other important tissues. Finally, the liquefied fat is removed through a gentle suction process designed to minimize damage to surrounding tissues.
Recovery and Results After a Laser Liposuction Treatment?
With Smartlipo® and VASER® treatments, patients can expect to have short downtime. Most patients are able to return to normal activities within three to five days. Typically, only one treatment is required, depending on the number of areas to be treated. Results may vary, but usually can be seen within a week, with continued improvement over three to six months.
Am I a Good Laser Liposuction Candidate?
To know if you are a candidate for Smartlipo® and VASER® treatments, a consultation is required. Ideal candidates are close to their target weight and understand what they can expect after treatment.
The next step is to schedule your consultation. During your consultation, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sozer will evaluate you and discuss all your questions, concerns, and desires before undergoing surgery so you can have realistic expectations. You may call or text our office at (915) 351-1116 to schedule your consultation or fill out our “Schedule Your Consultation” form. Someone will contact you to make an appointment.
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