Lipotherme is a procedure which uses laser energy to liquefy and remove unwanted fat in some parts of the body and causes the tightening of collagen. Clinically, this procedure is referred to as laser-assisted liposuction or lipolysis.
During this procedure, fatty tissues are removed through concealable incisions which are made in the skin area where the fat is to be removed. The cost of this procedure is usually variable from one state to the other. It is also determined by the skill of the surgeon and the number of body parts to be treated.
How the procedure is done:
The initial stage involves the doctor consulting with the patient, to find out if lipolysis is the best option for the patient. The procedure is usually done with the use of local anesthesia to numb the area to be treated. Through the use of cannula, laser energy is channeled to access the fat cells and soften them using a small optical laser fiber. Generally, a red diode directs a beam at the tip of the cannula, providing a visual guidance to the surgeon during the procedure. You can notice the area becoming slimmer almost immediately especially in parts that have less fat like the face. In addition to this, the laser will also smoothen the skin resulting to a smoother feel and look.
During lipotherme, the patient can remain awake throughout. In most cases, the recovery period is usually one week, although the patient should avoid strenuous activities for at least 2 weeks. The final results can be seen within few months, although removing large volumes of fat prolong the visibility period of final results. It is recommendable that you wear a compression bandage after the procedure for a few weeks so as to achieve maximum results.
Candidates for Lipotherme.
Lipotherme can be performed on anyone who wishes to remove unwanted body fat except pregnant women. It is important to note that, fat is not easily removed from every part of the body, meaning that this procedure is not applicable to all parts of the body. It is also not recommendable to perform this procedure on people with some chronic diseases such as cancer and those taking some types of medication. Furthermore, people with obesity, stretch marks and large fatty areas should try other methods of burning fat instead of lipolysis. Ideally, lipotherme is for people who just want to remove fat in specific region of the body, and not for serious weight loss.
Some of the body regions that laser-assisted liposuction can offer effective fat removal include: buttocks, knees, hips, inner and outer thighs, back side of arms, abdomen, chin and cheek area, neck and back. In case you would like to remove fat from other body parts of your interest, you should consult with your doctor to find out if it would be safe to treat those parts.
Benefits of laser liposuction:
This procedure offers a safe and effective alternative to traditional liposuction. Another benefit is that, this procedure also tightens the stretched skin over the treated area in adition to removing unwanted fat. Other benefits of lipotherme over other methods of fat removal include: fewer complications and risks, less downtime, less trauma, the procedure takes short period, and less scaring.
Lipotherme side effects:
This procedure is usually minimally invasive, thereby causes few side effects. However, the patient may experience some minor swelling, discomfort and bruising after the procedure. These side effects do not last for long, in fact they resolve within a few days or weeks.