Laser liposuction is one of the most effective options for permanent fat removal. Today’s technologies include several devices and treatment protocols that can offer natural-looking results with minimal downtime and a lower risk of complications. If you’ve been struggling to lose a few stubborn pounds and are considering liposuction, you may be a good candidate for laser lipolysis.
Here’s a brief overview of the top six laser lipolysis procedures available in the United States:
One of the most sought-after laser liposuction procedures is SmartLipo, a procedure that uses a 1064-nm ND: YAG laser to melt the fat cells before extraction. The SmartLipo device is among the most powerful laser liposuction machines on the market, and is available in both MPX and Triplex formats for greater precision.
LipoLite is commonly used as part of facelift procedure, and for getting rid of fibrous masses of fat. This procedure involves the 1064nm Nd:YAG laser and can be used in both delicate and larger areas of the body. The procedure also has tissue shrinking and tightening effects, so it may be used in conjunction with other plastic surgery procedures such as a tummy tuck or breast enhancement.
Promising rapid recovery and minimal downtime, SlimLipo is designed to remove large amounts of superficial fat, and can also assist with body sculpting. The SlimLipo procedure uses a 924 nm and 975 nm wavelength laser, and may be a good match for men and women who want to tighten and tone up after significant weight loss.
The CoolLipo system uses an ND:YAG 1320nm laser, and is a good match for treating smaller, stubborn areas such as the love handles or saddle bags. People who are already at a healthy weight and in good shape are the best candidates for this procedure. This may be a recommended procedure for those undergoing a tummy tuck, or for individuals who only want to get rid of a few inches of body fat around the thighs and hips, without undergoing an extensive fat removal procedure.
Men and women who have a significant amount of superficial fat and deep fat may be good candidates for LipoTherme, a laser lipolysis procedure that goes deep into the tissues to rupture the fat cells. This procedure uses a 980 nm wavelength laser to create trauma to the treated area, and does have skin tightening effects.
ProLipo is a good match for very small, delicate areas of the body such as under the jawline, or around the knees. People who have good skin elasticity and are in generally good health are the best candidates for this procedure. ProLipo uses the 1064 nm and 1319 nm dual wavelength laser.
All laser lipolysis procedures work by not only targeting stubborn fatty deposits, but also by tightening the skin around the treatment area.
Learn more about laser liposuction in our information guide, or consult with a plastic surgeon in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for any of these six popular laser lipolysis procedures.