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Laser Liposuction

Laser Liposuction

Laser Liposuction

What Is ProLipo?

ProLipo is a new, innovative laser assisted procedure used in combination with traditional liposuction to achieve superior results when combining fat removal with skin tightening.

How Does ProLipo Work?

ProLipo liquefies the targeted fat using a laser cannula inserted into small openings in the skin. This is often combined with a suction cannula to remove the melted fat. ProLipo may also be used to melt residual fat and to tighten the skin after tumescent liposuction. In addition to melting pockets of fat, the laser energy induces collagen growth while tightening lax skin.

The cannula used for ProLipo is so small that the procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, which is also used for tumescent liposuction. This avoids the risks associated with general anesthesia used in traditional liposuction done in a hospital. The minimal invasiveness of ProLipo may hasten recovery time and reduces the risk of complications. ProLipo is thought to decrease swelling and bruising for faster recovery.

How Is ProLipo Different From Traditional Liposuction?

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What Areas Of The Body Can Be Treated With ProLipo?

We offer treatment for many areas, including the neck, face, arms, knees, back, bra strap, mons pubis, male breasts (gynecomastia), hips, thighs, buttocks, and for areas of loose and flabby skin. ProLipo is a perfect solution for stubborn fat that has not responded to diet and exercise.

Is There Any Downtime?

ProLipo is a minimally invasive treatment that only requires mild sedation and local anesthesia enhancing patient safety and reducing the likelihood of side effects. Many patients are able to get back to a normal schedule quickly. However, one or two days may be needed to rest. ProLipo may result in minimal pain or bruising. In rare cases, infection, blisters or scars may occur.

Is ProLipo Painful?

Patients are treated with a local anesthetic during the procedure, eliminating pain during the treatment. After the anesthesia has worn off, there may be aches and pains, similar to what one might feel after a vigorous workou

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Typically only one treatment is necessary for desired results. Rarely are touch-up sessions necessary. Treatment sessions last about one hour for each area treated. How long will it take to see results? Results may be seen immediately, and will continue to improve over several months. Is the procedure permanent? Little, if any, fat is reabsorbed back into your body once ProLipo removes the fat from the treated area of your body. However, if you accumulate fat in the future, it will be deposited somewhere else on your body. The focus of ProLipo is body shape improvement; however it may improve cellulite and tighten sagging skin. If you are considering ProLipo, it is important to have realistic expectations of the procedure’s results. ProLipo is primarily intended to treat areas of fat that have not responded to diet and exercise; therefore it is most effective on patients who are generally in good health and who are within 20 pounds of their ideal BMI (body mass index). Read below for the BMI table that can help you determine your BMI and category.