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A Laser Lipo Procedure Can Sculpt Your Body Without Surgery

If you'd like to remove pockets of fat in your abdomen or under your chin, you might think about liposuction. However, if you don't like the idea of surgery and anesthesia, then consider a laser lipo procedure instead. This doesn't involve any incisions or anesthesia at all. Don't confuse it with laser-assisted lipo, which is a surgical treatment. Laser lipo is a non-surgical procedure. Here's more information.

The Laser Is Applied To Your Skin

To receive a laser lipo procedure, you have paddle devices attached to your skin that emit laser light through your skin and into the layer of fat underneath. The treatment shouldn't be painful as the laser works on fat cells. The laser causes the cells to rupture, leak, and shrink. When the treatment is over, you won't require any downtime to recover. Your skin might be a little sore or red, but you can go about your day as usual.

The effects of this type of lipo are permanent as long as you maintain your weight. If you gain fat, the fat cells that shrunk might get larger again as they start storing fat. If you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly, which is good for your health anyway, you should maintain your sculpted look.

Laser Lipo Can Treat Many Places On Your Body

The abdomen is a popular place to have laser lipo done, but you can have the procedure done on your neck, arms, back, thighs, and hips. Anywhere you have a pocket of unwanted fat, you can probably have the treatment done. You can usually have more than one area treated at the same time. However, it's important to know that the laser lipo procedure isn't for weight loss. Instead, it's for body sculpting.

In addition to removing fat, the laser procedure also tightens your skin so you're not left with loose skin when the fat disappears. Your skin will tighten gradually as collagen increases as a response to the laser.

Results Don't Happen Right Away

The major difference between a laser lipo procedure and traditional liposuction is your fat doesn't disappear right away. With traditional liposuction, the fat gets suctioned out of your body.

With the laser form of lipo, your body has to absorb the fat cells and eliminate them. This could take weeks. Plus, you might need more than one treatment.

The doctor will explain what you can expect when you have this laser treatment. As long as you're willing to be patient, you could get a sculpted new look without having to have surgery.