Sometimes, no matter how much you diet and workout, you simply can’t lose the fat. That’s not your fault. Pockets are fat are resistant to diet and exercise. Maybe you’ve considered liposuction. It’s one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures around for it safety and effectiveness in fat removal. Did you know there are new advances in lipo that make the treatment even more appealing for many? It’s true. Laser lipo offers several advantages to traditional liposuction. Let’s take a look at laser lipo compared to liposuction.
Traditional liposuction is a fat-reducing procedure that uses a long tube called a cannula to break up excess fat, which is then suctioned from the body. This treatment is very effective for reduction of small fat pockets. It’s not meant for large weight loss. Recovery from this procedure can be extensive due to bruising that occurs in breaking up and removal of fat, along with the incision necessary to accommodate the cannula.
Why Laser Lipo Is Different
Rather than using a cannula and physical manipulation to destroy and remove fat, laser lipo actually liquefies the fat through the utilization of laser energy. This makes removal easier and more gentle. There’s less bruising than with traditional liposuction. An added benefit of laser assisted liposuction is that its heat stimulates the production of collagen. This naturally-occurring substances helps to increase the health and elasticity of the skin, meaning you’ll have firmer and tighter results than with regular lipo. In fact, traditional lipo can leave skin sagging. Recovery time is far shorter and more comfortable with laser lipo. A few days’ rest and a week of wearing a compression garment is typically all it entails. Traditional lipo can take up to six weeks of downtime.
Which Is Right for You?
Laser lipo has a host of advantages of regular lipo. However, if you have good skin elasticity and don’t require the firming benefits of laser, you might consider liposuction instead. Also, if you have the time required for recovery, traditional liposuction could work for you. You’ll be able to ask the surgeon at your consultation which procedure best fits your needs.
Now that you understand the benefits of laser lipo, perhaps you’re thinking liposuction might be right for you. Lipo is an effective and safe way to remove localized pockets of fat and to obtain a sleeker body contour. Contact ARR Medical Group, PSC today to schedule your consultation! We are conveniently located in San Juan, PR.