If you have already lost weight through diet and exercise but still haven’t achieved your body goals, it may be time to consider laser liposuction. No matter how much time and effort you have put into your workout routines and eating healthier, you may have discovered this painful fact — inevitably some fat remains and usually lurks in places that can have a big impact on your look, such as your abdominals, flanks, hips and thighs.
While you will always want to achieve a healthy weight first, laser liposuction, also known as laser lipo, can tackle these last pockets of stubborn fat so you can reap the full gains from all your hard work and look the way you want — fit, toned, healthy and vibrant. Laser lipo is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require any general anesthetic, and can quickly and strategically eliminate subcutaneous fat in many body areas, the fat that is keeping you from a slimmer body. And when you have your laser lipo treatment performed by an experienced body sculpting expert like Dr. Jeff Birchall, you can have truly outstanding results now. Learn more about laser lipo and discover if you qualify now.
What is laser lipo?
Laser lipo, or SmartLipo Triplex, is a cosmetic procedure that can sculpt the physique by safely eliminating subcutaneous fat from many regions of the body. This treatment has all of the advantages of traditional liposuction but with several added benefits. While traditional lipo only removes fat, laser lipo also provides patients with laser-facilitated skin tightening for enhanced results where you have treatment, giving patients dual benefits from a single procedure.
SmartLipo Triplex, the laser lipo system offered by Dermacare, offers our patients superior results versus other technologies in a number of critical areas. Firstly, the SmartLipo system helps to melt the targeted fat cells before suctioning them away for more precise outcomes. Further, the laser requires only very small entry-points, making the procedure very discreet with no obvious scarring. In addition, the laser also helps blood vessels coagulate, which minimizes bleeding, bruising and swelling after treatment.
Laser lipo offers patients even more. The laser probe’s small size makes it ideal for treating otherwise difficult to improve areas of the body including under the chin and in the upper arms, and the treatment is also much more gentle than traditional liposuction, eliminating the need for general anesthesia during treatment. Patients can also quickly return to their daily routines after having their laser lipo procedure. Most importantly, laser lipo gives patients the results they want safely.
Because the number of fat cells in the body are finite, laser lipo offers a permanent solution to the problem of stubborn fat. So long as you maintain your current weight, the remainder of your fat cells will not expand, leaving you with sleeker new contours for good.
Am I a laser lipo candidate?
Your in-person consultation with Dr. Jeff Birchall will quickly establish your candidacy for a laser lipo treatment. Laser lipo is intended for patients who have reached a healthy weight but now want to achieve the body contouring results that they can only have through a procedure, like laser lipo. While some patients may seek a fully non-invasive procedure such as CoolSculpting, laser lip offers a very minimally invasive option for patients seeking to eliminate larger pockets of fat and faster results.
Laser lipo has a few contraindications; however, most patients will qualify for the treatment. Contraindications for laser liposuction include:
- Women who are currently pregnant or nursing
- Patients younger than 18 years of age
- Patients who have a pacemaker or other implanted electrical medical device
- Patients with epilepsy
- Patients with diabetes
- Patients with thyroid, liver, heart disorders or cancer
- Patients who have a lymphatic disorder
If you have these concerns, Dr. Birchall can recommend effective alternatives to achieve your body contouring goals.
What will happen during my laser lipo procedure?
Laser lipo is a fast treatment and has minimal downtime. When you arrive in Dermacare’s offices for the procedure, the areas where you will have your treatment will first be marked and cleansed. Local anesthesia is then administered for your comfort. Small incisions are then made through which narrow tubing is inserted to infuse additional tumescent anesthetic. Afterward, a tube with the laser that will be used to treat your body is inserted and targeted fat is melted. Finally, a third tube will be inserted to suction away treated fat permanently. A typical laser lipo treatment can take anywhere between one and three hours to complete, making it convenient for even the busiest schedules.
How long is my recovery?
Laser lipo recovery is quick and easy. Patients can leave Dermacare’s offices after their treatment with no downtime. Localized bruising, swelling and tenderness are common after laser lipo and a compression garment may be recommended for a few days to enhance your comfort and aid healing. Most patients return to work on the second after their procedure, but more strenuous activities including running, yoga and other sporting activities should wait for an additional week or two. Recovery is very comfortable for most patients, but individual recovery times will vary.
What results can I expect after my laser lipo treatment?
Laser lipo can tone and sculpt the body effectively, giving you the results that have eluded you through dieting and exercising alone. After the immediate side effects of treatment have subsided, you will already be able to see the many benefits of your laser lipo procedure. You will look and feel slimmer and more toned, and clothes will fit better and look better on you; you may even need to update your wardrobe now the outfits you always wanted to fit into finally look right on you. While results vary by patient, overall, individuals who receive a laser lipo treatment enjoy visible and long-lasting results through this very safe procedure.
Visit Dr. Jeff Birchall at Dermacare for your Laser Lipo Treatment
Dr. Birchall’s years in family practice give him an invaluable perspective on the importance of patient-focused care. Quality care is all about relationships and a doctor who strives to have a personal relationship with each patient will inevitably provider better care. Patients who choose Dr. Birchall to perform their cosmetic procedures directly benefit from the doctor’s medical philosophy, and enjoy tailored results that preserve their best features and reveal their inner beauty.
Call Dermacare today to schedule an in-person consultation at one of our two convenient locations in Carlsbad and Rancho Bernardo. You can reach us in Carlsbad at (760) 448-8100 and in Rancho Bernardo at (858) 487-3376. Whether you wish to explore laser lipo or another face or body treatment, you can trust your skin and results to Dermacare.
*Disclaimer – Individual results may vary.