Laser liposuction may be the most non invasive liposuction procedure. LipoLite is a patented treatment that uses a very specific type of laser to literally melt away unwanted body fat. It offers many benefits over traditional liposuction and other fat removal systems. Recovery from this non invasive procedure is quick and the healing process is relatively painless.
The Benefits of LipoLite
Besides being a minimally invasive procedure, there are additional benefits to the LipoLite laser liposuction technique. The laser allows the plastic surgeon to very precisely target fat so that they are able to sculpt an area of the body with finer detail than any other type of liposuction. The precision makes this an ideal procedure for removing small fat deposits that otherwise cannot be reached with traditional liposuction surgery. It is also less risky with fewer side effects since there is less stress on other tissue surrounding the treatment area.
Another side effect of using a laser is the effect it has on the skin. The heat generated by the laser causes collagen under the skin to contract resulting in tighter, smoother skin over the treatment area. This is most effective with skin that is healthy and still has a lot of its natural elasticity. Damaged or aged skin might not respond as well.
The Non Invasive Procedure
To begin the actual procedure, the plastic surgeon will inject a solution containing a local anesthesia to numb the area of the body that will be treated. The laser non invasive liposuction procedure uses a small optic fiber to guide the laser to the area where the fat is to be removed. The heat of the laser literally melts the fatty tissue into a liquefied fatty substance which is removed by a tiny cannula that suctions the loose fat. Any remaining fat can be metabolized and removed naturally by the body’s lymphatic system. The liquefied fat is eliminated by the body through urine over the course of several weeks following the treatment.
Most areas of the body only require a single treatment session that can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. It isn’t unusually, however, for a plastic surgeon to use the LipoLite non invasive liposuction technique to complement a larger procedure. Traditional liposuction is still required for removal of large quantities of fat but laser liposuction can be used to touch up and sculpt the treated area in greater detail.
Recovering After Non Invasive Liposuction Treatments
Since the laser technique offers a much more accurate way to target unwanted body fat while leaving other tissue unharmed, recovery is faster and less painful than traditional liposuction. Some side effects like bruising, swelling and discomfort are common but usually mild and temporary going away within a short period of time. Most patients are able to return to work after just a day or two of rest while the body will progressively continue to improve for up to 6-8 weeks after the procedure. For more information and to determine whether LipoLite and laser liposuction is right for you consult with a plastic surgeon in your area.