What if you could get all the immediate benefits of liposuction surgery to remove pounds of unwanted fat from your body and enjoy the nearly instant gratification of looking leaner and actually needing to go on a spending spree not for fat clothes, but for skinny clothes without all the attendant unpleasantness of liposuction? You can! By substituting the power of old-fashioned surgery with the power of light. Specifically, lights in the form of lasers. If you are just looking for the facts, ma’am, about laser liposuction, here’s what you need to know.
What is Laser Liposuction?
Laser liposuction, often advertised with apparently catchier names like Laser-Lipo or Lipo-Lasers, has thus far been determined to be a safe, efficient and effective procedure for the removal of fat from the body without invasive surgical techniques related to traditional liposuction. Lasers are used to break down fat and flush it safely from the body.
What are the Main Differences between Traditional and Laser Liposuction?
One of the biggest differences as well as one of the most enticing advantages of opting for laser liposuction over traditional liposuction is that you don’t need anesthesia to use lasers to remove unwanted fat from your body. The lack of requiring anesthesia for laser liposuction means more than just reducing the risk for seriously bad experiences such as, well, death. Anesthesia always carries at least a small potential for any surgery to become fatal. Of course, reducing the risk of death as a result of the requirement for anesthesia would have to rank among the lesser reasons for choosing laser liposuction over traditional liposuction. Eschewing the necessity to be put under to remove fat translates into significantly more likely advantages of lowering your cost, reducing non-fatal surgical complications and almost lowering the potential of bacterial infection to zero. The lack of a need for anesthesia also means you won’t be wasting time in the recovery process that is an inescapable part of the process when traditional liposuction is done.
How Long Does Laser Liposuction Take?
Under ideal circumstances, you could leave work during your lunch break, walk into the office occupied by professionals well-trained in the art of laser liposuction and be back to work on time with a robust amount of fat removed from your body. Such a seemingly impossible thing can be done because laser liposuction treatments only last about 30 minutes. And in that time there is the very real potential that you will need to visit a clothing store on the way back to work to pick up some clothes that are two inches smaller.
What Happens When I Show Up for Laser Liposuction?
You fill out some short and simple paperwork and show them where you want the fat removed from. Measurements are taken, two to four paddles are placed on those areas where you want fat removed and the lasers are flipped on for 30 minutes. When that half hour passes, you will be measured again and this gives you a definite amount of the fat you just lost. In the best possible experience, the next step is a ten minute sessions with a machine that will help the venous system further remove the fatty liquids.
How Much Can I Really Expect to Lose with Laser Liposuction?
Every body is different. But the loss of two inches after just thirty minutes actually is quite possible and it could be even more. Just do not expect any written guarantee of concrete numbers and also expect to undergo multiple sessions of laser liposuction if you want to reach your maximum potential fat loss.
Is Laser Liposuction Safe?
Laser liposuction has been approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration . The beat of the laser itself penetrates to a depth of just 13mm which means the chances of harming any of your internal organs is practically non-existent and even your blood vessels should be safe in the hands of an experienced technician. It should be noted, however, that laser liposuction is not considered safe for expectant mothers, cancer patients, anyone undergoing radiation therapy, people with a pacemaker or those with kidney or liver issues. As long as you are in good health and over 18 years old, you can benefit from laser liposuction.