Laser lipolysis is a non-invasive procedure for removing body fat. By using fiber-optic lasers, stubborn fat pockets such as love handles, or on the lower belly and chin can be effectively ‘melted’. The melted fat is then metabolized by the body, leaving a sculpted and taut area behind.
A laser lipolysis procedure involves the following steps:
1. Your doctor will make surgical markings on the areas that need to be treated. Following this, the surgeon will make small incisions through which you will receive local anaesthesia. The laser will also be inserted here through a cannula or a small tube.
2. As the procedure is performed under local anaesthesia, you will be awake throughout the treatment and other than some minor pressure you will not feel any pain.
3. The doctor moves the laser in the area to be treated to melt the fat in a way that will leave behind a well sculpted area. The melted fat is either metabolized by your own body or extracted like is done in a traditional liposuction.
4. After the area has been treated, the small incisions are then closed up. A similar process is then carried out if you are undergoing the treatment in other areas as well.