Laser liposuction continues to be one of the most sought-after procedures in body contouring and permanent fat removal, but some plastic surgeons have taken the procedure one step further by using a special technique that cuts down on surgery time. Plastic and cosmetic surgeons across the country are promoting the “one hour liposuction” procedure that promises patients they can lose an entire dress size in just one hour and be back to work the next day.
Dr. Ahn Ngo, the medical director of Final Inches, is one of several surgeons to promote the procedure. According to Ngo, the minimally invasive fat removal procedure is done under local anesthesia in an office setting. “The laser stimulates heat in the area, which stimulates collagen production.” (Source: ABCLocal)
In traditional liposuction, the doctors must make several incisions in order to insert a cannula that breaks up the fat. With the advanced techniques available with laser liposuction, the doctor uses a laser-infused wire instead, which helps to liquefy the fat and also tightens the skin around the treatment area.
According to the Final Inches website, this special liposculpture procedure is capable of contouring and sculpting the body and promises permanent fat removal. It also boasts minimal discomfort during and after the procedure, and the patient remains awake for the entire treatment. The procedure can be performed on people of all ethnic backgrounds and with all skin types, and is most suitable for healthy men and women with a BMI ranging from 20 to 30, or those that are within 40 pounds of their ideal weight. The procedure also costs less than traditional liposuction. At Final Inches, it is priced at $2,500 to $3,500 per body area.
While laser liposuction does offer instant results, patients need to maintain a healthy diet and consistent exercise program to stay within a healthy weight range. Any weight that is regained after the procedure will accumulate in other areas of the body.