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As more women and men want to look and feel better about themselves, body contouring and liposculpture continue to grow in popularity, making laser lipolysis one of the most popular cosmetic surgery treatments performed today.

Liposuction has been performed for a number of years, providing patients with a means to remove fat deposits from areas such as the abdomen and thighs. This traditionally used hollow metal tubes called cannulas, inserted into the desired area, with suction applied. The fat cells were permanently removed, but the larger size of the cannula meant patients required extended recovery times and suffered severe swelling and bruising.

This procedure was refined to vibration assisted liposculpture, using smaller vibrating instruments to remove fat cells. Advantages of liposculpture include much less swelling and bruising and reduced recovery times.

Laser lipolysis is an alternative to vibration assisted liposculpture. The SmartLipo laser causes the membrane of fat cells to break, transforming them into emulsion which is removed by liposuction using a thin cannula. Laser lipolysis provides an effective means of reducing the fatty tissue deposits in much smaller areas without the side effects associated with more aggressive surgical procedures.

Which areas can be treated with Laser Lipolysis?

Laser lipolysis is not a replacement to liposuction or liposculpture. Laser lipolysis is suited to treating small areas of the face, neck, arms, breasts, abdomen, thighs, knees, calfs and areas of loose and flabby skin, including cellulite.

How many sessions are required?

Most patients only require a single treatment. The session will usually last 45-90 minutes for each area undergoing laser lipolysis treatment. Larger areas may require further sessions after 8 - 12 weeks.

What happens after the procedure?

You will need to wear a compression garment for several days or weeks, depending on the area treated by laser lipolysis. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for one week. Power showers and baths should be avoided for ten days.

How long until I see results?

Results can be seen even after one week with improvement over several months, due to the body absorbing the fat cells that have been damaged with laser lipolysis and the tightening of the overlying skin. Final results will be apparent at around 2 - 4 months following the laser lipolysis procedure.

Are the results permanent?

Adults don’t usually create additional 'new' fat cells. When a person gains weight, the fat cells expand in size. Laser lipolysis permanently removes the fat cells. Any future weight gain of fatty tissue should be deposited in areas where the laser lipolysis procedure was not performed.

Qualified doctors/nurses will discuss the procedure before any treatment, explaining any possible side effects. For more information or to arrange a free consultation, contact us.

Laser Lipolysis is an innovative technique designed specifically for the removal of excess fat and localised adiposity, thanks to the selective interaction of the laser beam with the adipocytes. This results in the disintegration of the membranes of the lipocytes and the elimination of their contents.

How long is the recovery time?

The patient can return to their normal activities almost immediately after the procedure although it is advisable to avoid strenuous sports and baths for two weeks. A valuable adjunct to the treatment is by Bipolar Radio-frequency massage with the Thermacell 250 System.

What are the advantages of Laser Lipolysis?

  • A minimally invasive technique, lunch-time procedure
  • A straight forward and relatively safe procedure
  • Less post-treatment care
  • Minimal blood loss
  • Contemporary decontamination of the treated area
  • Fast recovery with less down-time
  • Can be repeated if required, after a recovery period for larger areas
  • Major side effects are rare
  • Gives a smoother contour of the overlying skin
  • Skin/Collagen tightening
  • Can be safely carried out as a day case procedure

Qualified doctors will discuss the procedure before any treatment, explaining any possible side effects. 

To know about the surgeon, Dr. Ashish Dutta, click here


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