LipoLite Laser Assisted Liposuction- What You Need to Know

A few extra pounds around the hips, thighs or waistline can be impossible to burn off with diet and exercise alone. Liposuction and liposculpture are the solution for many people who simply aren’t getting results with natural weight loss methods, and the latest innovations in liposuction technology include the LipoLite system, a procedure that uses laser energy to liquefy the fat before extraction. 

LipoLite has been developed by Syneron, the makers of the VelaShape body shaping treatments, and is becoming one of the most sought-after permanent fat removal procedures. If you’ve been considering liposuction or body contouring treatments with LipoLite, here’s what you need to know about this innovative procedure:

How LipoLite Laser Liposculpture Works

The LipoLite system works in a similar way as conventional liposuction, except that the tube inserted into the skin (the cannula), is designed with an optical fiber that carries a high-energy laser beam. When this is charged to full power, the laser liquefies any fat it touches, making it easier for the surgeon to extract the fat with the vacuum device. The procedure takes just under one hour per area, and most patients return to regular activities within a couple of days. 

Key Benefits of the LipoLite System

The LipoLite may be more effective than conventional liposuction for several reasons. First, the procedure can target very small problem areas that standard liposuction techniques cannot reach. Since the surgeon has more control with the cannula, he can produce better results and reduce the risk of excessive damage to the surrounding tissues. Other key benefits of the LipoLite system include:

Limited scarring – the procedure only requires a small incision to be made for inserting the cannula, which means little scarring is involved and patients can enjoy shorter healing and recovery periods

Smoother results – conventional liposuction often leaves bumps or dimples because the skin is overstretched or the fat is not completely removed. LipoLite liquefies the fat first so that extraction is easy and the chances of bumps and dimples are reduced.

Tightened and toned skin – conventional liposuction often leaves behind sagging or droopy skin, but the high-energy laser beam used with LipoLite can help reduce this risk and improve the overall appearance of the skin after the procedure

FDA approved – the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given clearance for Lipolite for use in the United States for laser-assisted lipolysis and various dermatological procedures. 

Are You a Good Candidate for LipoLite?

If you’re looking for a simple and effective way to get rid of a few ounces of body fat on your face or body, you may be a good candidate for the LipoLite procedure. Patients who undergo the LipoLite liposculpture treatment are typically of average weight and are not looking to lose excess pounds. LipoLite is essentially a body reshaping and contouring procedure that allows the surgeon to sculpt the silhouette with great precision. You may be a good candidate for LipoLite if you want to:

  • Get rid of excess fat around the jawline or upper neck areas
  • Lose a few inches around the waist
  • Get rid of ‘saddlebags’
  • Achieve a more streamlined appearance on the thighs
  • Tighten up loose and sagging skin around the arms
Learn more about body contouring procedures and liposculpture in our surgery guides, or consult with a cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out if you are a good candidate for the LipoLite procedure.