How Effective is Laser Liposuction?

Updated on March 25, 2021

You have most likely heard of liposuction before, and even if you have not experienced it or had the procedure yourself, you may be familiar with the process. Liposuction is the act of removing fat from a person’s body through surgery so that the person can reduce their weight and benefit from a healthier weight (Source: The Lipo Group Office ). It can be a great way to lose weight quickly so that the person can live a healthier and more balanced lifestyle and keep the weight off.

One disadvantage of traditional liposuction, however, is how invasive the procedure can be. This means there is a risk of complications arising but also longer recovery times and potentially higher costs. What’s more, liposuction will require you to go under anesthesia which can be problematic for some and is considered riskier.

If you want liposuction but are worried about the costs, procedure, and the anesthesia typically associated with it, then laser liposuction could be your best bet. There are, of course, benefits to both. So, be sure to research both before making a final decision. 

Wondering if laser liposuction is best? Curious as to how effective it can be? Read on for a quick guide on laser liposuction so that you can decide if it is right for you.

What is Laser Liposuction?

Laser liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that uses a laser to get rid of the fat under the skin. The laser will ‘melt’ away the fat so that there is a reduction of fatty tissue. This is a minimally invasive way of reducing the amount of fatty tissue sitting beneath a person’s skin, so if you are worried about the trauma and blood typically associated with traditional liposuction, laser liposuction could be better suited to your wants and needs. 

The benefits of laser liposuction include:

  • Less trauma
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Can be more cost-effective
  • Effectiveness 
  • The ability to target specific areas
  • Immediate results

If you are unsure as to how laser liposuction works, then speak with your doctor or plastic surgeon. They will be able to walk you through the process, providing an in-depth explanation as to how the procedure will go and what it is that you can expect. What’s more, your doctor or plastic surgeon will be able to provide you with a base cost as well as any additional costs that may present themselves. 

Does Laser Liposuction Really Work?

Laser liposuction has proven to work and produce effective results. However, it is recommended that for more dramatic results, you should combine traditional liposuction with laser liposuction so that you can continue to target fat beneath your skin as well as tighten and shrink the skin for a more toned result. For many people, they are wary of liposuction because of the sagging skin often left behind the procedure. However, when coupled with laser liposuction, this problem can be solved. Many people who have had traditional liposuction as well as laser liposuction have ended up with a toned and well-sculpted body.

You may need to have a couple of laser liposuction procedures before you start to see proper results, especially if you have more fat to target and skin to tone. Therefore, if you are expecting immediate results, you may be disappointed. But over time, you are likely to get the body you desire. 

Does Laser Liposuction Remove Fat Permanently?

Depending on how much fat you are targeting and hoping to eradicate, you may need a couple of laser liposuction sessions. However, if you are a healthy weight and want to simply target certain parts of your body and tone them up a little bit more, then one session of laser liposuction treatment may be all you need (if you couple it with healthy eating and exercise). This is because the process of laser liposuction hits your fat cells, melting them away and offers long-lasting results. Although, for some, a touch-up may be required. 

It would serve you well to understand that laser liposuction does not stop fat cells from appearing. Therefore, if you live an unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle, you are likely to regather the fat cells and may need to have regular sessions to keep the fat at bay. You can counter this by remaining active and eating a health and balanced diet. 

There are not many risks associated with laser liposuction, and when compared to traditional liposuction, you can see how less invasive the procedure is. If you are considering laser liposuction but are unsure as to the procedure, the benefits, risks, costs or how effective the procedure is, speak with your doctor or plastic surgeon. They will be able to talk you through the procedure and explain how laser liposuction works. They can also help you understand the long-lasting effects of laser liposuction and how it could change your life for the better. 

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