Overview of the LipoLite Laser Lipolysis Procedure

LipoLite is one of several laser-assisted lipolysis technologies available in the United States, and the procedure offers a number of benefits for men and women interested in permanent fat loss. If you’ve been considering liposuction to get rid of a few unwanted pounds or to streamline your silhouette, you may be a good candidate for a laser-lipolysis procedure.

Laser assisted liposuction is at the forefront of the latest technologies for permanent fat removal. This procedure permanently removes excess body fat, and also helps to tighten and tone the skin around the treated area, creating a smoother, contoured appearance. Here’s a close look at how the LipoLite laser works, and what its key benefits are:

How LipoLite Laser Lipolysis Works

LipoLite laser-assisted lipolysis is one of a new generation of laser technologies used by plastic and cosmetic surgeons. It has been developed by Asyndeton, the company behind the VelaShape body sculpting system, and can be used to complement traditional liposuction procedures. LipoLite is well-suited for treating smaller problem areas such as the love handles, back and arms that are resistant to diet and exercise.
The LipoLite laser works by breaking down fat cells using photo-acoustic technology. The wavelengths of energy reach deep into the fatty tissue to destroy the fat cells completely, and the heat from the laser helps to tighten the skin surrounding the treated area. This coagulation effect results in a faster recovery time and less bruising or bleeding.
LipoLite can be performed on the neck, jowls, arms, abdomen and knees, and is performed as an in-office procedure.
The LipoLite laser liposculpture procedure is considered to be a minimally-invasive procedure because it does not involve extensive surgery or manipulation of the tissues. The procedure delivers pulse laser energy through a very thin fiber. When the laser is fired, the heat energy destroys all of the fat cells and the melted fatty tissue is extracted with a 1.2 mm cannula.

Key Benefits of LipoLite Laser Lipolysis

The LipoLite laser offers a number of benefits over traditional liposuction, and may be particularly effective for individuals who have not been able to achieve lasting results with diet and exercise alone. Some of the most significant benefits of LipoLite laser lipolysis include:
  • Offers targeted fat removal
  • Less-invasive than traditional liposuction
  • Can be performed in smaller areas, including the bra lines, love handles and saddlebags
  • Offers minimal downtime
  • Less bruising, bleeding and swelling than traditional procedures
  • Allows the physician to treat the superficial layer of fat
  • Helps to tighten and tone the skin around the treated area
  • Fewer risks than traditional liposuction
  • Minimal risk of lumps, ridges and bumps post-procedure
After the procedure, the patient may be a good candidate for the VelaShape body contouring or other body reshaping procedures that will help to further tighten and tone the skin, and help the patient achieve a more sculpted silhouette.
Learn more about liposculpture in our information guide, or consult with a plastic surgeon in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for the LipoLite laser procedure.