Laser liposuction rapidly dissolves fat and tightens the surrounding skin almost anywhere on the body. This revolutionary and minimally invasive procedure uses a laser assist, which results in less bleeding, swelling and bruising, and offers a quicker recovery time than conventional liposuction.
Have you dieted and exercised, but still have stubborn areas of fat that will not go away? Then liposuction may be right for you.
Using local anesthesia, this procedure is performed with a small cannula that contains a laser fiber that is moved back and forth.
Laser liposuction is very precise. The laser is directed at the specific areas so Dr. Hopping can sculpt your body into a more natural and desirable shape. Laser liposuction not only removes the fat, but it also tightens the skin for an overall more youthful appearance.
The result is a re-sculpting of bulging areas into more attractive contours. Once removed, the fat cells are gone forever.
How will my skin look after surgery?
Cellulite and stretch marks may improve but will not disappear following liposuction. Liposuction helps you lose girth or inches from stubborn areas that resist exercise and diet. Fat cells are removed never to return, but to maintain best results, patients must keep their weight stable.
Laser Liposuction is excellent for women and men because of the minimal incisions and rapid return to exercise and daily activities in one week. The procedure can be done at our Center under local anesthesia or with light sedation. Patients are able to shower the next day and generally can resume exercise in one week.
The most common areas successfully treated by liposuction are:
- Inner and outer thighs
- Back and the “bra fat” area
- Double chin
You go home after the procedure and rest for a few hours, after which you may gradually increase your activity as tolerated. A pressure garment may be placed over the procedure area for several days to several weeks depending on the body area treated. Patients are usually back to work in only a few days.
Shortly after the procedure, the treated area will appear tighter, compact and smaller. The skin tightening is a gradual process and with continual improvement best results are seen after several months.