Laser liposuction, also known as smart lipo, is a minimally invasive procedure to melt away subcutaneous fat and give the body a more contoured appearance. As the name suggests, this procedure involves a laser, which heats the subcutaneous region to liquefy stubborn fat deposits, making them removable with a cannula attached to a suction pump. This treatment is a less invasive alternative to traditional liposuction.
Table of Contents
- 1 Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Liposuction?
- 2 Laser Liposuction Treatment Areas
- 3 What Is the Procedure Involved in Laser Liposuction?
- 4 What to Expect During Laser Liposuction Recovery?
- 5 What are the Benefits of Laser Lipo?
- 6 What are the Results of Laser Liposuction?
- 7 Laser liposuction FAQs
- 8 Get an Appointment
Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Liposuction?
Laser liposuction is an advanced form of liposuction, and it doesn’t come with many requirements for a patient to be a good candidate. Yet, you will have to meet some basic candidacy requirements. For instance:
- You should not have more than 20 pounds of extra body weight over what could be your ideal weight.
- Your skin should not be excessively loose or saggy.
- You should have realistic expectations from the procedure.
- You are a non-smoker.
Laser Liposuction Treatment Areas
The typical body areas where you can remove extra fat bulges under the skin with the help of laser liposuction include:
- Inner knees
- Chest and breasts
- Inner and outer thighs
- Chin and the region around the neckline
What Is the Procedure Involved in Laser Liposuction?
Laser liposuction starts with the application or administering of local anesthesia.
After that, the surgeon makes a small incision in the treatment area and inserts a long needle with a laser-lit tip into the under-skin fat pockets through this incision. The laser energy promotes the emulsification of fat (converting it into an oily substance) in the target region. This procedure is gentle and less uncomfortable than traditional liposuction, which utilizes the fanning motion to break up fat cells.
Once the fat is melted, the surgeon inserts a syringe or uses a vacuum device to suction melted fat cells. Removing liquefied fat is a much smoother process than removing broken fat cells during traditional liposuction.
Your surgeon may perform laser liposuction on more than one body area during one session.
What to Expect During Laser Liposuction Recovery?
You will need about a week to recover from laser liposuction. This recovery duration is less painful than other surgical fat removal methods. In general, you will have minimal blood loss due to smaller incisions.
The laser liposuction is usually followed by light bruising and some swelling, both of which do not last more than a couple of weeks. Your doctor may suggest wearing compression garments during the post-op recovery.
You will be able to return to work and other routine activities one to three days after the procedure. However, you may have to wait two weeks before resuming your fitness regimen.
What are the Benefits of Laser Lipo?
Laser liposuction delivers the following benefits.
- Minimally invasive: While laser liposuction still involves incisions, its procedure itself is much less invasive than other surgeries to remove body fat. The tiny incisions made during this treatment heal quickly, allowing you to resume your daily activities in three days.
- Reduces skin sagginess: Laser liposuction uses heat to melt subcutaneous fat, also boosting collagen production. This leads to firm and elastic skin. As a result, the treated areas become more toned and sculpted.
What are the Results of Laser Liposuction?
One of the best things about laser liposuction is it almost instantly delivers fat-reduction results. You’ll notice more prominent results once swelling and bruising subside. You’ll likely start seeing procedure results within the first week of the procedure. However, complete results may be visible in six months.
Laser liposuction FAQs
Is liposuction permanent?
Yes, laser lipo permanently removes fat cells. However, it does not guarantee stable weight. You can still lose or gain weight after laser liposuction.
How much weight can you lose with laser lipo?
You can expect to lose around 25 pounds with laser liposuction. However, the amount of weight you can actually lose will depend on the fat distribution in your body and the treatment area. It is worth mentioning here that, like traditional liposuction, laser liposuction doesn’t help with excess fat removal. It is mainly a treatment to make your body contours more prominent by reducing the amount of subcutaneous fat in the treatment area.
Does laser lipo work on belly fat?
Laser liposuction removes belly fat if it is present in the subcutaneous layer. However, you cannot remove visceral fat with laser liposuction.
What are the side effects of laser lipo?
The side effects of laser liposuction are less severe and subside in a few days. The most common side effects include numbness or pain in the treated area and discolored or loose skin. Some people may experience a burning sensation under the treated area’s skin after the treatment.
How long does liposuction recovery typically take?
A typical liposuction procedure is followed by an initial recovery period of five to seven days. You may be able to return to work in two to four days. Your body will recover enough for physical activities such as exercising in four to six weeks. Full recovery usually takes three months.
Get an Appointment
Do you want to get rid of subcutaneous fat with the help of laser liposuction? EuroMed Clinic Dubai is here to help. At our clinic, you will get to meet highly skilled surgeons and physicians who use state-of-the-art technology and proven treatment methods to help you meet your aesthetic and healthcare goals. All you have to do is book a consultation online using the form below.