Laser lipolysis is a minor cosmetic procedure that removes pockets of fat from the body using pulses of laser light. This procedure is not designed to help you lose a lot of weight. It will only be successful at removing small sections of fat that are tough to get rid of through exercise and dieting.
Some of the areas on the body where laser lipolysis is extremely effective include the upper thighs, the stomach and under the chin. Laser lipolysis has quickly become a popular alternative to traditional liposuction because it can provide similar results without having to worry about the dangerous side effects associated with a major surgery.
A consultation appointment is required before getting laser lipolysis. This will allow you to discuss your desired results from the procedure. You will also be examined to determine if you are a good candidate for laser lipolysis. Patients requiring the removal of a large amount of fat will most likely not be approved because this cosmetic procedure removes about 500 milliliters of fat at one time.
During the laser lipolysis procedure, pulses of laser light are directed at the fat. This laser light will heat the fatty tissue in the body, which will essentially melt away the fat. The body will naturally remove these melted fat cells over time. The entire laser lipolysis treatment will take approximately one or two hours.
Once your laser lipolysis procedure is completed, you will be required to go to a recovery room. If there are no complications, then you will be able to go home after your brief in-office recovery. You should be able to drive yourself home. You should also be able to resume your normal activities the next day, but you will have to wait approximately two weeks before exercising or performing another rigorous physical activity.
Tighter skin and some slight weight loss will be noticeable immediately after the laser lipolysis procedure. The final results of the procedure will be revealed a few months after the procedure as the body naturally melts away the fat cells.
More and more patients are choosing to get laser lipolysis treatments done at Fine Arts Skin and Laser because the procedure is so safe and reliable. During a consultation at our office in Dover, our team of medical professionals can help you determine if this treatment is right for you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.