laserlipo

Laser Liposuction

The Difference You’re Looking For

Laser lipo is a non-invasive alternative to conventional liposuction to tighten skin, and reduce fat.

During this procedure, a laser penetrates the skin without causing damage to the epidermis, to heat up the subcutaneous fat cells. This damages the fat cells, which are cleared away naturally by the lymphatic system over time. The device we use cools the skin during treatment to reduce any discomfort that may be felt, and up to four applicators can be used in separate areas during one session, held against the skin with straps.

Laser Lipo is a process that requires experience and precision, which is exactly what our clinicians bring to the operating table for our patients. To ensure this, the clinic holds regular doctor training days where our experts come together and share their knowledge and experiences with each other to keep up with the latest developments and procedures

A variety of areas can be treated with laser lipo, including the tummy, love handles, inner and outer thighs, and hips. These are areas where stubborn fatty deposits are likely, and laser lipo is perfect for banishing excess resistant fat. Results include a significant decrease in fat as well as an improvement in skin elasticity over time, and are long-lasting provided the patient continues with a healthy diet and exercise regime following treatment, but lifestyle changes and hormones can affect these.

This treatment should not be used as a form of weight loss, and rather should be used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle to target specific areas.

Don’t undergo laser lipo if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, menstruating heavily, or if you have:

  • a pacemaker or defibrillator

  • abnormal tissue growth, such as being prone to keloid scarring

  • blood clots

  • cancer

  • heart disease or other heart conditions

  • insulin-dependent diabetes

  • liver disease or other conditions

  • multiple sclerosis

  • implants

  • a vascular condition

Also don’t undergo laser lipo if you’ve recently had surgery or take anticoagulants or medications that make you light-sensitive.

Common risks and side effects of laser lipo include pain or numbness in the treatment area, discomfort, and loose or discolored skin. Some people experience burning under the skin after their session. If this lasts more than a few days, it could be a sign of liquid buildup and can be treated by your doctor.

Other people may notice dimpled or lumpy tissue in the treatment area. This may be a temporary result of swelling or could be a more semipermanent result. If you still have dimpled skin six weeks after the treatment area, consult your doctor.

In rare cases, some people develop:

  • scar tissue under the skin

  • infection at the site

  • blood clots

  • skin necrosis (tissue death) at the incision site