Laser lipolysis is also referred to as "smart lipo" or "smart liposuction." These procedures are less involved than traditional liposuction surgeries, which means that your recovery will not take as much time. With laser lipo, the doctor uses a specialized laser which is held in a tiny tube called a cannula. It is most often used for patients who want to have a small area of their body sculpted, such as their jaw lines or cheeks. The laser lipolysis also helps to get rid of sagging double chins, jowls and other changes in the shape of your face.
Laser lipolysis does not use any suction. You will notice results right away after the treatment. Most patients only need one treatment to correct a small problem spot. This makes the cost of achieving your desired look lower than many other types of plastic surgery. Our partnered doctors have performed hundreds of smart lipolysis treatments and are ready to help you to get the look that you have always wanted.
With laser lipolysis, the doctor makes a small incision to insert the cannula into the area that you want to have corrected. The laser is then turned on and activated to reduce and eliminate fat cells. Because the laser produces heat while it is activated, this encourages your body's healing response to begin right away. The heat helps to contract your tissues. This means that you will notice an improvement in the contour and texture of your skin right away after the treatment. Since the cannulas used in laser lipolysis are small, you will have a minimal amount of scarring.
Once your lipolysis treatment is complete, you will be taken to a recovery area and a compression garment will be wrapped around the area of your body that was treated. This helps to hasten the healing process. You will be able to go home on the same day after a laser lipolysis treatment and you will need to wear the compression garment for up to one week.