The standard, traditional liposuction procedure involves making a surgical incision in the body in order to directly break apart and remove lipocytes, or fat cells, permanently. Once these cells are gone, they’re gone for good, but this version requires general anesthetic and a longer recovery time. The procedure can also be uncomfortable, since it involves removing living cells and tissue from the body. Traditional liposuction is far from new; it’s a tested and proven technique that’s been common and popular for decades.
Laser Assisted Liposuction
Laser assisted liposuction is a state-of-the-art technique that wasn’t available just a few short years ago, and compared to the traditional version, it’s minimally invasive and requires only a local anesthetic. It’s safe, simple, and only brings a very mild amount of discomfort—if any—during a very short recovery time. It also leaves the skin tighter in treated areas.
How does it work?
Our procedure is called lipotherme, and it involves lasers that generate a gentle light-based energy that damages fat cells underneath the skin. As the fat cells rupture, the body carries the damaged cells away, along with their cargo of stored energy in the form of fat. The areas of the body that carry this excess tissue seem to “melt” as the laser does its work, and the result is tighter, firmer skin in those areas within just a few treatments.
To learn more about the laser assisted liposuction process, or any of our weight-control treatments and programs, contact our team today and arrange a consultation.