5 Things You Need to Know about Laser Lipo

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Traditional liposuction procedures involve invasive techniques that come with certain risks, but laser lipo provides you with a less invasive option that produces effective results.

Good Candidates for Laser Lipo

Laser lipo is considered a safe procedure for many people. If you’re looking for a way to get rid of excess fat, you may be a suitable candidate. Laser lipo is typically used for removing fat from the stomach, face, thighs, calves, hips, and back. However, people with certain conditions are usually not considered good candidates for laser lipo. These conditions include any acute diseases, infectious diseases, heart disease, pregnancy, and malignancy. Keep in mind that this procedure isn’t meant to treat obesity.

How to Prepare for Laser Lipo

This depends on the type of anesthesia that’s being used, as well as the type of laser lipo that’s being done. You might need to avoid taking certain kinds of medications for a certain amount of time prior to your treatment to lower the risk of complications. If you smoke, keep in mind that smoking makes it harder for your body to heal afterward.

What to Expect During the Procedure

When you have laser lipo done, you shouldn’t feel any pain. You’ll most likely receive local anesthesia before the procedure, which helps keep the area numb. The amount of time it will take to do the procedure depends on the type of laser lipo being used and how many areas you need to be treated. During the procedure, your doctor will use a device to treat the targeted areas with laser energy.

After the Procedure

After you have laser lipo, you should expect to have some soreness that gradually goes away. This usually takes a couple of days, during which you might need to limit your activities. You also may have to wear a compression garment for a certain amount of time to help the healing process and reduce the risk of complications. Although laser lipo provides you with effective results, keep in mind that you must be willing to take the right steps in leading a healthy lifestyle.

Benefits of Laser Lipo

Laser lipo offers many benefits over traditional liposuction. This type of treatment uses laser energy to burn fat, which is then metabolically removed from the body through natural means. There is no suctioning involved as there is with traditional liposuction, leading to a lower risk of complications. Laser lipo is also much less invasive, resulting in a lower risk of scarring. Laser lipo also provides less downtime than traditional, usually about two days compared to up to 10 days for traditional liposuction.

For more information on laser lipo, please contact Dr. Motlagh’s office to make an appointment.

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