Laser lipo is a form of liposuction that uses lasers as well as the vacuum cannula used in traditional liposuction. The heat from the laser melts the unwanted fat, which makes removing it easier. Because of this, the patient has less bruising, swelling, and overall discomfort than if they had traditional liposuction. In traditional liposuction, the fat is dislodged by the sweeping motion of the cannula itself before being aspirated away. Here at ARR Medical Group, we are proud to offer this fat reduction option and encourage you to learn more about it.
Who is a Candidate for Laser Liposuction?
A candidate for laser liposuction is very much like a candidate for traditional liposuction. They need to be in good physical and mental health, understand how liposuction works and have realistic expectations for their liposuction procedure. Though they have come to the cosmetic surgeon because they want to lose those areas of fat that don’t respond to diet or exercise, they need to be close enough to the ideal weight for their height, sex and age.
The candidate for laser liposuction must not be pregnant, and they need to have specific areas where they can’t get rid of their fat. Laser liposuction cannot remove fat from every part of the patient’s body. When a patient is considered a good candidate for the procedure, they’ll have a consultation with the plastic surgeon to determine which areas of their body will be treated and what they have to do before and after their laser liposuction.
Laser liposuction is also different from traditional liposuction in that the patient does not need to be put under general anesthesia. This alone shortens their recovery time and reduces the risk of complications from surgery. It also allows the patient to follow the doctor’s instructions. They may be asked to roll over to one side or the other or even stand up. Laser liposuction treatment is also attractive to most patients because it is an outpatient procedure.
During the surgery, the patient lies on the operating table, and the treatment area is cleansed. Then, the surgeon injects a dilute tumescent anesthesia solution. This solution not only makes the patient comfortable but softens the fat and narrows the blood vessels in the area. The doctor makes tiny openings and inserts a laser probe to emulsify the fat. After this, a small bore cannula is inserted, and the fat is aspirated away. In a few weeks, the patient will be able to really see the attractive results of this fat reduction procedure.
Call Us for Laser Liposuction
If you work out, watch your diet, and still have pockets of fat that just won’t go away, laser liposuction may be a solution. To learn more, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with ARR Medical Group. At our convenient location in San Juan, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have about this fat reduction option. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!