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Laser Body Sculpting

Laser Body Sculpting

A laser body sculpting is a minimally invasive laser-assisted procedure for removing fat deposits. This write-up provides information on this procedure.
Smita Pandit
Most of us dream of having a well-toned body, but due to poor dietary habits, genetic disposition and a variety of other factors, changing these dreams into reality becomes a challenging task. Once these unsightly fat deposits appear on the body, getting rid of them becomes quite difficult. Though following an exercise regimen can certainly help in burning that extra fat, at times, getting rid of these stubborn fat pockets takes a lot of time. For those of you, who believe in quick results, liposuction might be one of the best option. These days, many people are ready to go under the knife for getting rid of these fat pockets. However, getting rid of fat from certain parts of the body through standard liposuction might be a little difficult, and the risks might also be considerably higher. This is the reason behind the development of different types of liposuction procedures. These include ultrasound-assisted, laser-assisted, tumescent, power-assisted, and water-assisted liposuction. Out of the various procedures, many people are opting for the minimally invasive laser-assisted body sculpting procedure for correcting the contour irregularities.

Laser Lipolysis

Laser body sculpting, also known as laser lipolysis, is fast becoming a popular way to remove the fat deposits that give the skin a dimpled appearance. It is one of the popular non invasive procedures that involves reshaping and contouring the body with the help of laser. If all your attempts to get rid of the love handles, double chin, or cellulite around the thighs and buttocks seem to be going down the drain, then this laser-assisted procedure might be right for you.

SmartLipo is a procedure wherein fat deposits are removed with the help of laser beams. It starts with the administration of local tumescent anesthesia for numbing the body part to be operated on. After that, a small cannula with a laser fiber at its tip, is inserted and moved back and forth into the fat pockets. The heat emanating from the laser beam then liquefies the adipose tissue, which can then be drained. When the laser beam comes into contact with the dermis, it also causes the dermis to shrink. Since it coagulates the blood vessels as well as the tissues, the bleeding is lesser than the conventional liposuction procedure. One might be required to wear liposuction compression garments after having the body sculpting performed. SmartLipo is also believed to be quite effective in tightening the skin on the face and neck. Besides SmartLipo, other laser fat removal procedures include CoolLipo, ProLipo, LipoTherme, LipoLite, and SlimLipo.

Benefits and Risks

Besides being a minimally invasive procedure, this procedure doesn't involve the administration of general anesthesia. Thus, one doesn't have to worry about the risks associated with use of general anesthesia. The advancements in technology have also led to the development of the latest generation sculpting procedures. These days, two different laser wavelengths are combined in order to remove adipose tissue and tighten the skin. Besides the dual wavelength, other features have been introduced to facilitate uniform heating and speedier recovery. Though one is likely to experience swelling and bleeding, the extent of bleeding, swelling, and scarring is very less when compared with the conventional liposuction.

Though it is a safer alternative and the use of a cutting edge technology has made this a popular procedure, it's important to find out if you are a suitable candidate or not. In general, the reviews have been good, but there have been some complaints. Those who are thinking about getting this laser-assisted body contouring performed, must make sure that the procedure is being performed by a well-qualified and experienced surgeon. The cost of this laser-assisted procedure will vary depending on the target area as well as the size of the fat pockets. The cost generally ranges from USD 2,500 to USD 6,000 per session. The cost could increase, if more than one session is needed. One must also pay attention to the aspect of aftercare during the recovery period.

If you are looking for a minimally invasive cosmetic surgery to get rid of fat pockets, you can consider laser lipolysis. However, you must find out all about the risks or complications involved.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is solely for educating the reader. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a medical expert.