If you have stubborn areas of fat with which you wish to do away, laser liposuction can help. Less painful or intense than traditional liposuction, you’re likely to end up with better fat loss results and tighter skin. You’ll also experience less downtime after your treatment. To learn more about laser liposuction or get started, call our office, or book an appointment at Lux Medical Spa in Irvine using our online booking feature.
Laser liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that targets trouble areas, such as your abdomen, arms, butt, neck, or thighs, to permanently do away with fat. We use the SmartLipo system, which provides more dramatic results with less pain and only minimal recovery time, compared to traditional liposuction.
Yes, laser liposuction provides natural-looking results. Unlike traditional liposuction, which is usually reserved for people with tight skin due to the risk of sagging skin if yours is looser, lasers may help keep most any skin firmer throughout. A study analyzed the results of laser liposuction in 2,200 patients showed that patients had 20-80% firmer skin three months after the procedure. This is about 50% better than traditional liposuction results.
Similar to traditional liposuction, the laser alternative involves a provider injecting a solution into targeted fat areas for numbness and to shrink blood vessels and preventing blood loss. The injection requires a small incision.
Laser liposuction, however, doesn’t suck fat out the way traditional lipo does. Instead, it melts fat using concentrated light energy before its vacuumed it out. Then another laser is used to create an artificial burn, which stimulates your body to release collagen to the area. This tightens the skin. This process brings potential for greater fat loss compared to traditional liposuction.
Laser liposuction conducted by an experienced professional is typically safe. If you have multiple or large areas treated, you may hold a higher risk for side effects, such as bruising, numbness, or swelling in the treatment areas. These effects tend to be temporary and diminish on their own.
Though less likely, rippled skin, scarring, nerve damage, or pigment changes may also develop. Severe complications are very rare. Liposuction is not intended for people with severe heart conditions or blood clotting disorders, or during pregnancy.
Fat that’s melted through laser liposuction is gone for good. That said, liposuction is not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle. For best results, aim to stay moderately active, and eat an overall nutritious, balanced diet.