Facial Rejuvenation Benefits of SlimLipo
Laser liposuction continues to be one of the most effective ways to get rid of unwanted body fat permanently, and many cosmetic and plastic surgeons prefer to use laser liposuction technologies when removing fat from smaller areas, such as the facial tissues and jawline. SlimLipo is one of the latest innovations in laser liposculpture, and is a popular choice for those undergoing facial rejuvenation procedures because it works to not only precisely remove fat, but can also strengthen and tighten the surrounding skin.
Talk to a plastic surgeon in your area to learn about the different facial rejuvenation procedures available and find out if you are a good candidate for SlimLipo.
Top Facial Rejuvenation Benefits of the SlimLipo Procedure
SlimLipo is often preferred over conventional liposuction for the face because it can be a very targeted treatment and causes less trauma to the surrounding tissues, blood vessels and skin. The SlimLipo instrument is very thin and small, so the plastic or cosmetic surgeon can reach very small pockets of fat around the face and neck area, and remove a significant amount of fat through a very small incision.
Some of the top facial rejuvenation benefits of the SlimLipo procedure include:
- Minimal or no need for extensive suction, so there is less trauma to the tissue
- Minimal discomfort
- Minimal bruising or inflammation of the skin
- Fast recovery and healing times
- Heat from laser tightens the skin, creating a smooth and contoured appearance
- Performed under local anesthesia
- Very small incisions heal quickly and are not visible within a few weeks after the procedure
- Most of the melted fat is removed through the body’s own elimination system
- Patients can return to regular activities shortly after the procedure
- Recovery is relatively painless
How SlimLipo Laser Liposuction Works
The “Slim” in SlimLipo stands for Selective Laser Induced Melting, a process that involves melting the fat before it is extracted from the tissues. The procedure is considered to be less-invasive than traditional liposuction because it helps to eliminate localized fat without extensive suction. The cannula used in this procedure has a laser fiber attached to the end. The cannula is inserted into the fatty pockets, and the laser is fired to heat up and break down the fatty tissue.
The melted fat is either drained through a small suction device, or is eliminated by the body naturally. The entire procedure typically takes less than an hour for areas around the face and neck, and there is no need for any bandages, stitches or sutures. As the skin and tissues begin to heal, the body will produce more collagen and the result is a smoother, contoured and more toned appearance. Most patients see progressive results as the skin continues to heal and healthy cells replace damaged tissues.
After the excess fat has been removed and the skin has healed completely, the plastic or cosmetic surgeon may use dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Hylaform or Artefill to add more contours to the face and further improve the patient’s appearance.
Learn more about the SlimLipo in our information guide, or consult with a plastic surgeon in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for a facial rejuvenation plan that involves SlimLipo.