Overview of Lipotherme Laser Liposuction Procedures

Laser liposuction continues to be one of the most effective fat reduction procedures for men and women that want to lose weight around ‘problem areas’ such as the hips, thighs, buttocks and waistline. Lipotherme is among the latest techniques for getting rid of body fat permanently, and is a minimally-invasive procedure that may be an effective alternative to traditional liposuction.

If diet and exercise aren’t helping you achieve the look you want, you may be a good candidate for the Lipotherme laser liposuction procedure. Here’s a close look at how Lipotherme works, and what you can expect from the procedure:

How Lipotherme Works

Lipotherme is an evolution of the traditional liposuction procedure because it makes use of a heated laser to break up the fatty tissues before they are extracted from the body. This heating process makes it easier for the physician to remove a significant amount of body fat without causing damage or trauma to the surrounding tissues. The heat from the laser also helps the skin around the treated area contract, which means the final result is a much smoother and sculpted silhouette.
The physician administers a mild numbing agent to the targeted zone, and a small metal tube with a laser beam is inserted under the skin. The laser beam is fired and the physician moves the cannula back and forth to liquefy the body fat. This thermal effect causes the fat cells to become loose ready to be suctioned away. In some cases, the entire process can be performed in under an hour.
Lipotherme is a minimally-invasive procedure that is performed on an outpatient basis, and can be performed under local anesthesia. This means the patient can recover very quickly from the treatment and resume normal activities within 24 hours after their procedure. In some cases, Lipotherme is the recommended treatment of choice when combined with traditional liposuction. The procedure has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the United States.

Key Benefits of Lipotherme

Many people who undergo the Lipotherme procedure see the results immediately after treatment, and better results as they undergo the healing process. Laser-assisted liposuction procedures such as Lipotherme offer the following benefits:
  • Skin tissue tightening
  • Immediate results
  • Less destruction of blood vessels and tissues near fat cells
  • Faster to perform than traditional liposuction
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Reduced post-procedure downtime
  • Can remove smaller amounts of body fat
  • Least invasive of all lipolysis procedures
  • No compression garments required
Lipotherme can be administered to several body zones with localized fat deposits including the inner and outer thighs, the back, the waist, the face and the knees. It is commonly used for body contouring after traditional liposuction or weight loss, and once the fat cells are removed, they will not return if the patient gains weight. Touch-up treatments may be required if desired results were not achieved with the first treatment.
Learn more about laser liposuction in our information guide, or consult with a cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for the treatment.