Published: January 13, 2017
Category: Blog, Body Contouring, Body Shaping
laser liposuction carlsbad

Laser-assisted liposuction is another option in liposuction techniques designed to eliminate unwanted areas of fat from the body. Does this technique deliver on its promises? At Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics, we have seen very positive results for our patients that have undergone laser-assisted lipolysis to help them reach their body contouring goals. We have a number of potential benefits of laser lipo if you are considering a liposuction treatment in 2017.

What is Laser Lipo?

Laser liposuction takes traditional liposuction methods to the next level. The procedure utilizes laser energy to liquefy fat cells in the treatment area before they are removed from the body. This makes for a less traumatic procedure, which means less discomfort and downtime for you. The laser energy also benefits the underlying skin structure during treatment, stimulating collagen production for a smoother contour to the treatment area.

Laser-assisted liposuction can eliminate stubborn areas of fat that have not responded to your diet and exercise efforts. Common treatment areas include:

  • Abdomen and midsection
  • Upper and lower back
  • Upper arms and chest
  • Hips and flanks
  • Inner and outer thighs

This procedure is even precise enough to work on small areas like the neck and chin, providing careful sculpting and restoring definition in these areas.

How Does it Work?

Laser-assisted liposuction is performed in the Dermacare office as an outpatient procedure using local anesthesia. Tiny incisions are created in the treatment area to insert a small cannula that both delivers the laser energy and then suctions the treated fat cells away. Patients do not experience significant discomfort during the procedure, which may last an hour or two depending on the amount of fat to be removed and the number of treatment areas to be addressed.

What Are the Benefits?

Laser liposuction offers numerous benefits over other types of liposuction techniques:

  • Reduced trauma to the body means fewer side effects after treatment
  • Patients experience greater comfort during and after the procedure
  • Recovery time is generally shorter – most patients back in action in a few days
  • Skin improvements mean a smoother result after the procedure for some patients

Laser liposuction has a high rate of patient satisfaction overall. Of course, individual results can vary, but this procedure tends to produce an improved experience and better results than other types of surgical body contouring. Like other liposuction procedures, the results of laser-assisted lipo are permanent as long as a healthy weight is maintained after the procedure.

Is Laser Lipo Right for Me?

While laser-assisted liposuction is an effective method of body contouring for many patients, it is not the right choice for everyone. Dr. Birchall and our knowledgeable consultants at Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics will discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals with you in detail to determine which treatment will provide you with the best possible result. In addition to laser lipo, we offer a variety of additional non-surgical body contouring treatments that allow us to customize all of our procedures to the unique needs and desired results of each of our patients.

If you are unhappy with those stubborn areas of fat, perhaps 2017 is the year to do something about it. Contact Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics at 858-943-2443 for our Rancho Bernardo location or 760-472-5088 for our Carlsbad location to find out if laser lipo is the right treatment for you.