Stubborn fat pockets are common with older age, but you don’t have to live with bothersome bulges. At Advanced Specialty Associates in St. Paul and Baxter, Minnesota, the experienced otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery specialists offer cutting-edge ProLipo laser liposuction treatments to melt away and remove excess fat cells. Call the office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.
Laser liposuction at Advanced Specialty Associates uses ProLipo technology, an innovative laser-assisted procedure that combines laser energy with traditional liposuction to reduce stubborn fat and tighten your skin without surgery. ProLipo targets fat using a laser cannula and suctioning to eliminate targeted fat cells permanently.
The benefits you can expect after undergoing laser liposuction at Advanced Specialty Associates include:
The cannula used during laser liposuction is so small that you don’t need regional or general anesthesia. That means you can experience reductions in downtime, risks, pain, recovery time, side effects, and the risk of complications.
ProLipo technology available at Advanced Specialty Associates can reduce bothersome fat cells in your:
It can eliminate fat in just about any area of your body that hasn’t responded well to diet and exercise alone.
Your Advanced Specialty Associates provider determines if you’re a candidate for laser liposuction after completing a physical exam, checking your vital signs, and discussing your medical history and desired results. They tailor each treatment plan to match your needs.
To reap the most benefits after treatment, you should be near or at your targeted body weight (within 20 pounds of an ideal body mass index). You must also be otherwise in good health.
During laser liposuction, your Advanced Specialty Associates specialist numbs the treatment area and offers you a sedative. They insert a cannula that emits laser energy into small openings in your skin to liquefy fat cells.
The cannula then suctions melted fat cells out of your body during painless treatment. The laser simultaneously tightens treated skin by stimulating new collagen production. Laser liposuction could last about one hour per treatment area.
You should notice results immediately after laser liposuction, with continued improvements over the next few weeks and months.
Follow your provider's instructions to optimize healing. You can expect swelling, bruising, and tenderness at treatment initially, but these common side effects fade over time.
You can resume normal activities soon afterward, but you might need to rest for one to two days. Depending on your initial body weight and goals, you may need just one treatment or multiple procedures. The results are often permanent, as long as you maintain an ideal body mass index.
To schedule a laser liposuction consultation at Advanced Specialty Associates, call or use the online booking feature today.