Laser liposuction is a fast-fix for those men and women looking to trim and tone their body, with minimal effort. Unlike traditional liposuction that gets rid of unwanted fat but often leaves saggy skin behind, laser liposuction melts fat and also tightens the skin. So how does laser liposuction work to contour and sculpt the body? Let’s take a look at the answer.
How Laser liposuction works
Laser liposuction is a fat removal technique that can be performed under local anesthesia. A liquid solution is injected at the start, in order to reduce bleeding and bruising. The procedure is carried out with the use of a thin tube or cannula to which the laser is attached. The cannula is inserted through tiny incisions that are hardly visible.
The laser energy melts away the fat deposits, and the liquefied fat is then suctioned out. Laser liposuction is able to tighten the skin, because it spurs the production of collagen and elastin, which are key structural components needed to firm skin.
Laser liposuction results in very little bruising, and this helps to speed up recovery time. Patients are usually able to resume normal activities within 2 weeks.
Laser Lipo techniques
Laser liposuction can be done on the face and neck, as well as other areas such as the ‘love handles,’ thighs, arms, and abdomen. There are different laser lipo techniques that can be used to melt away excess fat, so be sure to discuss the options with your plastic surgeon during consultation.
If you live in San Francisco, you can learn more about how laser liposuction works from board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Lisa Kang. You can trust the very experienced hands of Dr. Kang to expertly perform the procedure for you. Why not give her a call today at 415-781-9200, and set up a consultation.