Laser Lipo vs. Liposuction for Fat Removal

Now is the perfect time to finally sculpt the body of your dreams. With revolutionary new procedures, such as laser lipo, you could eradicate stubborn body fat and get back to your regular daily activities in just days.

The Truth About Stubborn Body Fat

Some pockets of fat are referred to as “stubborn” for a very good reason. Burning fat is a two-stage process that involves your body weakening fat cells and then oxidizing their stored energy. Unfortunately, certain layers of fat are extremely resistant to both of these processes. The fat will burn off eventually, but it can take years of dieting and grueling exercise programs before you see any results.

Even with the fat gone, many people are still unhappy with the shape of their body due to loose skin and other pockets of soft tissue. These are just a few of the reasons why so many people have now turned to laser lipo.

The Use of Medical-Grade Lasers

A high percentage of liposuction patients are quite happy with the results of their surgery, but there are some downsides to a traditional liposuction. In many cases, the surgeon must use a larger metal rod to extract the fat cells. This means a wider incision is needed and there is a much higher risk of serious bruising. Patients who undergo a traditional liposuction often need to lay in bed for weeks, and that is a time commitment few of us want to make.

By integrating a laser into this procedure, almost all of the unwanted side effects are drastically reduced. A medical-grade laser is placed on the tip of a smaller metal rod to begin emulsifying the fat cells before they are removed. This single piece of technology allows surgeons to make much shorter incisions and reduce the amount of bruising that takes place afterward.

The second purpose of the laser is to stimulate the nearby soft tissue and promote the production of natural proteins, such as collagen. This unique substance will tone your skin and improve the final results.

What Does Laser Lipo Feel Like?

Since shorter incisions can be made, most patients do not require a general anesthetic. As an alternative, a powerful topical anesthetic and oral sedative can be used. The average patient feels almost nothing at all during the procedure.

Once at home, patients must carefully follow the aftercare instructions given to them by our surgeon. Those who rest and relax can often head back to work within two or three days of their procedure. Within weeks, most patients can remove their compression clothing (worn under your regular clothes) and begin exercising once again. By regularly exercising and eating healthy, the results of your surgery can be permanent.

Which Fat Removal Method is Right for You?

During a consultation at Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, our team of cosmetic professionals can help you determine which fat removal method will give you the best results. We have offices in Marietta and Atlanta. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.

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