Summer is near and with it comes more opportunities to sport a swimsuit. If you’re feeling self-conscious about areas of stubborn fat on your body, you may want to consider laser liposuction. Also known as laser lipo or laser lipolysis, this minimally invasive treatment effectively does away with stubborn fat for good.
Our expert team at Healthy Living Visiting Physicians, led by Dr. Carmelle Aliza, offers laser lipo and other weight loss options in our state-of-the-art facility in West Palm Beach, Florida. Take a few minutes to learn more about laser lipo, including whether it may be a smart choice for you this summer.
Laser lipo is a lot like traditional liposuction in one important way: Both treatments permanently remove stubborn fat. Unlike traditional liposuction, which is considered major surgery, laser lipo uses targeted light energy and can remove fat in a far less invasive way. This means fewer risks and less recovery time.
During the 30-minute in-office procedure, your provider places paddle-like applicators on the treatment area. These applicators heat and damage fat cells, causing them to die off. From there, your body absorbs and removes the dead cells.
Laser lipo is especially useful for fat pockets in areas such as your:
Side effects of laser lipo, such as redness and swelling, tend to be mild and diminish on their own quickly. Because destroyed fat cells never regenerate, laser lipo results are permanent with full results in six weeks.
If you’re in good health and within or close to your healthy weight range yet can’t seem to do away with fat in certain areas, you may be a good candidate for laser liposuction. It may not be suitable for you if you still have a lot of weight to lose, have fat that’s deep within your abdomen, or have loose skin.
You should also be willing to keep up your healthy lifestyle, including eating a nutritious diet and exercising routinely. This helps keep existing fat cells from growing larger.
If you hope to have a sleeker physique for a summer vacation or beach outing, aim to schedule your laser lipo treatment at least six weeks beforehand for the best results.
To learn more about laser liposuction or get started with your treatment, call Healthy Living Visiting Physicians at 561-469-7005 or book an appointment through our website.