Losing Those Extra 5lbs With Laser Lipo

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Liposuction is often what people turn to when they only need to lose a few pounds, but there are more options than traditional liposuction. Another option you have at your disposal is laser lipo. Laser liposuction is a minimally invasive method of getting rid of unwanted pounds without needles or extensive procedures. There is less healing time, only a tiny incision used and it is great when you only have a few pounds left to get rid of.

Laser Lipo to lose stubborn fat

How Laser Liposuction Works:

Getting liposuction is common for people who don’t have a lot of fat to lose, or are at the end of their weight loss journey. It isn’t good for losing a lot of weight, but ideal for the last few pounds. With laser liposuction, a laser will use a type of laser light to help stimulate collagen production and cause the skin to tighten over time. This lightning effect helps the fat tissues and cells to become liquid and eventually leave the body, often through a procedure like Smart Lipo, where the liquefied fat is removed through a small incision.

Good Candidates for Laser Liposuction:

There are some people that make great candidates for laser lipo, while others may not be good for this type of procedure. If are on your last five pounds or so, you will make a good candidate. This is especially true if you show that you can keep up with a good diet and exercise regime, and it’s just your last few pounds you need to lose. You should be within 30 percent of your average body weight and in good physical health for laser liposuction. People who don’t have good elasticity, who have a considerable amount of weight left to lose or who have a lot of extra skin from a dramatic loss in weight, are not good candidates for laser lipo.

The Treatment Process:

Usually very minimal anesthesia is needed for the procedure. A low energy laser is used to tighten the skin and break up the fat cells and tissue underneath. It may take several months for new collagen to be made, so you may not notice a tightening of your skin right away. If the doctor feels it is necessary, they may extract the liquefied fat tissue by making a very small incision. The procedure goes quickly and can be done anywhere you have a little extra fat, like your abdomen, thighs, buttocks or arms. After the procedure, you may have some bruising but there are minimal risks. The most common risk is some burning from the laser, while infection or bleeding is also common.