Are You a Good Candidate for SlimLipo?
posted on 12/24/2010
Are a few stubborn pockets of body fat or excess weight around your hips, thighs and waistline preventing you from looking your best? Laser liposculpture could be the answer, an innovative fat removal technique that uses laser technology to emulsify body fat before it is removed from the body. SlimLipo is among the most innovative laser liposuction procedures available, and many plastic surgeons in the United States are trained to deliver exceptional results with the procedure.
If you’ve been considering laser liposuction, you may be a good candidate for the SlimLipo procedure. Set up a consultation with a plastic surgeon in your area to learn more about the benefits and drawbacks of SlimLipo.
Benefits of SlimLipo
Unlike traditional liposuction methods, SlimLipo can be performed under local anesthesia and may be a good choice for anyone who wants to “spot reduce” fat on the body. Since this procedure requires very small incisions, the scars heal very quickly and are nearly invisible within a few weeks after the procedures. SlimLipo is ideal for removing body fat from the chin, neckline, jaw and other smaller parts of the body. Still, some surgeons choose to use this technique for fat removal from the buttocks, hips, thighs and other areas.
Some of the top benefits of SlimLipo include:
- Minimal discomfort and relatively painless recovery
- Fast healing times
- Can be performed under local anesthesia
- Minimal bruising
- Reduced risk of inflammation post-procedure
- Can help create a smooth, contoured and tightened appearance
- Can remove both large and small pockets of body fat
- Requires very small incisions
- Some of the fat is removed from the body’s elimination system
How SlimLipo Works
The “Slim” in SlimLipo stands for Selective Laser Induced Melting, a process where the fat is emulsified by a small laser before it is removed with a cannula suction device. SlimLipo is a body sculpting, laser fat removal procedure that uses a combination of different wavelengths of laser energy to break down fatty tissue. The laser works to melt the fat and the heat from the laser causes the skin to contract and tighten. The SlimLipo instrument can be inserted into the body using very small incisions, which means much smaller scars than traditional liposuction and a faster healing time than other procedures.
The cannula used in the SlimLipo procedure is designed with a small laser fiber attached at the end. The surgeon inserts the cannula directly into the fatty tissue and the laser is fired to break down fat in the area. The entire fat melting and fat removal process is very quick and efficient, and the heat from the procedure can speed up collagen production in the body. This helps create a smooth, tight and toned appearance.
Learn more about SlimLipo in our information guide, or set up a consultation with a plastic surgeon in your area to find out if you are a good candidate for the SlimLipo fat removal and body contouring procedure.