What is laser-assisted liposuction?

What is laser-assisted liposuction?

Also known as SmartLipo, laser liposuction is a minimally invasive treatment designed to remove fat and tighten the skin.

Most people dream of having a slimmer figure, and unfortunately, problem areas can often prevent this from becoming a reality. Even with a healthy diet and regular exercise, it is common to experience stubborn deposits of fat in various areas of the body. Areas such as the thighs, upper arms and love handles are common areas of concern, and it can be very frustrating when these parts of the body prove resistant to lifestyle changes.

Fortunately, thanks to advancements in the field of cosmetic medicine, there are now some effective ways of dealing with these areas of concern and reshaping the body for an enhanced silhouette. While liposuction has been around for a while and remains a popular procedure, laser liposuction is now an option too. Read on to find out what this innovative treatment involves, and if it’s right for you…

How does laser liposuction work?

During the laser liposuction procedure, a specially designed laser is used to permanently remove fat cells from various areas of the body. The procedure is less invasive than traditional liposuction and can be performed without a general anaesthetic. During the procedure, your doctor will numb the area of treatment with a local anaesthetic and make a tiny incision in your skin. A very small laser is then inserted through the incision under the skin. The laser works by liquifying the unwanted fat cells. A narrow tube is then inserted into the incision and is used to remove the liquified fat from underneath your skin.

How long does laser liposuction take?

The duration of your SlimLipo procedure will depend on the particular areas of concern you are having treated, but generally, a session takes around an hour or so to complete. You can expect to notice the results of your treatment after around a week following your procedure, although they will gradually become more and more clear over the next few months.

What are the benefits of laser liposuction?

One of the main benefits of laser liposuction is that the procedure requires very little downtime. Side effects like bruising, swelling and pain are generally minimal, and because the incisions are so small, the healing process is typically very fast.

The laser liposuction procedure generally produces very good results, including smooth, tight skin and enhanced contours.

Who is suited to the treatment?

We generally recommend that you are in good overall health before you undergo a laser liposuction treatment. It is also important to note that the treatment is not a weight loss technique. Rather, it is best suited to those who are at healthy and stable body weight but would like to improve the contours of their body by getting rid of areas of fat. The treatment is suited to both men and women and can be performed on various areas of the body, including the stomach, thighs, arms, love handles and even on certain areas of the face, such as the chin.

If you would like to find out more about laser liposuction and if it’s right for you, we encourage you to come in for a personal consultation. A consultation with Dr Chen will give you the opportunity to raise any questions or concerns you might have about the procedure. It’s also a good time for Dr Chen to find out about your particular aesthetic goals and expectations and determine whether or not the treatment is your best option. You can also download our free liposuction guide here to read more about what the procedure involves.

To arrange an appointment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.