Stubborn fat is one of the most undesirable and annoying, yet common bodily issues that many people face. Body parts like your arms, inner thighs, abdomen, and neck are some of the most commonly affected areas. While some people have tried remedial actions such as dieting and exercise, they find that these are not always effective, and even if they do show results, they are hardly noticeable.

Excess body fat can be hard to get rid of. You may have considered surgical options such as liposuction to remove your fat. However, one thing that stops many people from going through such procedures is that it is invasive and requires downtime. Moreover, the thought of making incisions on your body can be daunting to think about.

Fortunately, with laser liposuction, you don’t have to go through any of these, and yet, still achieve similar results. Let’s find out more about this ground-breaking procedure.

What Is Laser Liposuction?

Laser liposuction is a non-invasive procedure where unwanted fats from various parts of the body are removed through laser technology. Unlike traditional liposuction, no incisions have to be made in order to remove the excess fats and tissues and achieve a slimmer, more contoured appearance. This makes it an ideal solution for fat removal for many people.

What to Expect From a Laser Liposuction Surgery

The procedure for laser liposuction is fairly simple. Fiber-optic lasers emit heat at varying wavelengths to act on the underlying fat cells. The fat in the target area melts away and reduces over the course of time as the body gets rid of it through its natural processes. This is very different from traditional liposuction, where the excess fat is vacuumed out through incisions.

So, when it comes to laser liposuction, the excess fats are not physically removed by the doctor at the time of the procedure, but are rather melted and naturally flushed out of the body later on.

Pads which are equipped with laser diodes are placed on the skin, which enables the heat of the laser to penetrate the skin’s surface and target the fat cells that lie underneath. As a result, glycerol, fatty acids and water stored in the fat cells are released into the body, causing the fat cells to shrink significantly.

The removed contents of the fat cells are then flushed out of the body by the lymphatic system or they may be burned and used for energy.

For the best results, about six to eight sessions are usually required for most patients. However, each patient may have a different experience.

Since laser liposuction is non-invasive, there is no downtime required and you can continue with your daily activities as usual without any disruptions. This makes it the best option for many people who want to get rid of excess fat.

Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Laser Liposuction?

If you have excess fat that are hard to get rid of in areas of your body such as the arms, inner thighs, abdomen, neck, waistline, and back, then you may benefit from a laser liposuction procedure. You must have realistic expectations from the procedure as well and understand that this is not a weight-loss surgery.

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Laser liposuction is an innovative procedure that can help you achieve the body of your dreams. Interested in learning more? Contact our office to schedule a consultation with skilled cosmetic surgeon Dr. John D. Rachel.