Laser lipolysis, often called laser lipo, is a non-surgical liposculpture procedure performed for removing stubborn pockets of fat deposits such as double chines, saddlebags and love handles. The procedure is highly effective and can reduce parts of fat resistant to exercise or diet with no to fewer side-effects than traditionally performed liposuction. In this procedure, laser is used that melts unwanted fat on the body and the face and then either uses ‘aspiration’, a type of suction allowing the cosmetic surgeon to remove much greater deposits of fat or allows the body to metabolize the melted fat.
Although, it is usually touted as a lunchtime procedure, laser lipolysis treatment is categorized as a minor surgical procedure as the cosmetic surgeon has to make a small incision and the area where the procedure has to be performed is anesthetized using local anesthesia. As you will be awake throughout the procedure, there are relatively fewer risks as compared to the traditional liposuction that is performed under general anesthesia. It is important for you to know that it is exactly not a weight-loss treatment and is not the right option for people who are excessively overweight. Those who have small localized areas of fat deposits can get excellent results of the procedure. The results are harmonious shape of body in a short span, without swelling and bruising.
Anyone who has unwanted and stubborn areas of fat deposits is the right candidate for laser lipolysis. The ideal candidate is one who is close to the healthy body weight, have positive attitude and realistic expectations of the procedure. People who are obese or have significant amount of body weight are not the right candidate for this procedure because it aims at contouring and shaping body instead of providing weight loss treatment. The best way to find out whether or not you are the right candidate for this procedure is by consulting the cosmetic surgeons associated with COSMECTO.
On the basis of whether or not the cosmetic surgeon uses suction, you can expect to lose a fist-sized quantity of fat from the area to be treated. It might take three to six months for naturally metabolizing and eliminating the liquid fat although you might notice difference between two and three months. The results, however, are more immediate and dramatic in cases where suction is used. The laser also helps in tightening the skin so your body becomes more toned.
The cosmetic surgeon would make surgical markings on the parts being treated that would serve as a guide while performing laser lipolysis. Local anesthesia would be administered for numbing the area allowing the surgeon to make an incision through which rest of the anesthesia would infiltrate. Also, this small incision would be the point through which the laser would be inserted (inside a cannula or a thin tube). Once the anesthetic takes the effect, the cosmetic surgeon would insert the laser fiber and start the treatment. The patient undergoing the treatment would be awake during the procedure however would feel nothing except a slight tugging or pressure on the area.
Chances are that you might experience some heat from the laser that feels like being flicked with an elastic band. However, this would happen only in those areas where anesthetic effect is not proper. In such a situation, the cosmetic surgeon might add more anesthetic or stop the procedure. It takes around two to three hours to complete the procedure. The duration also depends on the size of the area to be treated. The surgeon would move the laser for melting the fat. The melted fat might be left in your body for metabolizing or sucked out just like the liposuction.
The cost of the laser lipolysis is affordable in India making it possible for many people to benefit of this procedure. The Cosmetic surgeons with whom we are associated offer customized laser lipolysis.
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