Laser Lipolysis

Laser Liposuction is a growing industry, with many people in the Portland-Metro Area turning to a surgeon to have their lives changed. Liposuction is the act of removing fat deposits from you body in order to shape your body and contour you figure. In order to create a more quick and efficient process, lasers or other technological tools may be used to aid the procedure. Whether your aim is to undergo a full body transformation, or to just sculpt your body a little bit the way you see fit, Laser Lipolysis is generally the way to go.

The Process

Laser lipolysis, commonly known as ‘laser lipo’, is a non-invasive liposculpture procedure for the removal of stubborn pockets of fat such as saddlebags, love handles and double chins. It can effectively reduce areas of fat resistant to diet or exercise with fewer side effects than traditional procedures such as liposuction. The procedure uses a laser to effectively ‘melt’ unwanted fat on the face and body, and then either allows to body to metabolise the melted fat or uses ‘aspiration’, a form of suction that allows the practitioner to remove greater quantities of fat.

Although it has been touted as a lunchtime treatment, laser lipolysis is classified as a minor surgical procedure as the surgeon will need to make a small incision and the area being treated will be numbed with local anaesthetic. Because you are awake throughout the procedure, there are fewer risks involved than with traditional liposuction, which is often done under general anaesthetic. Laser lipolysis is not a weight loss treatment and is not suited to people who are significantly overweight, it is better for those with small localised areas of stubborn fat. The results give rise to a more harmonious body shape in a short time, without the bruising and swelling of more aggressive procedures.

Risks/Warnings

  • Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise.
  • It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite – the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips, and buttocks – or loose saggy skin.
  • Due to the local anaesthetic, the treatment should not be painful. You may experience minor swelling, bruising or tenderness for a few days following treatment.
  • The cost will generally depend on the area that the procedure takes place, as well as the type of procedure you are undergoing.

A Final Word

Anyone who has unwanted, stubborn areas of fat may be a candidate for laser lipolysis. The ideal candidate should be at, or close to, their healthy body weight and have realistic expectations of what the treatment can achieve. People who have a significant amount of weight to lose or are obese are not suitable for this treatment as it is designed to contour and shape the body rather than provide significant weight loss. The best way to find out if this is the treatment for you is to contact the professionals at Portland Laser Liposuction. From there we will discuss the possible options and refer you to a professional surgeon that will oversee your procedure and treatment to the very end.

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