One of the most commonly requested cosmetic surgical procedures is liposuction: the surgical removal of unwanted fat for a slimmer, firmer, more youthful looking appearance. This versatile procedure can be performed on the face, neck, and various parts of the body and the amazing results it delivers means it’s sought after by male and female clients alike.

Ongoing innovations in the field of cosmetic surgery mean that somebody is always looking for a more efficient, longer lasting, and less invasive means of achieving the same results as traditional cosmetic surgical procedures. Some examples of this include the non-surgical facelift (or “thread facelift”), Dermasculpting, injectable fillers, and, in this case, laser-assisted lipo.

Both surgical and laser liposuction sculpt the patient’s body by permanently removing unwanted fat cells. However, the removal methods are different. In the case of surgical liposuction, the patient is placed under general anesthetic, an incision is made in the skin, and a hollow metal tube called a cannula is inserted, breaking up the fat so it can be suctioned out of the body.

Laser lipo is a little different. Instead of breaking the fat up manually so it can be extracted, this procedure involves placing a thin fiber optic cable beneath the skin. This cable carries a laser beam that heats up to 900 degrees Fahrenheit, melting the fat so it can be vacuumed out. This method offers several advantages over traditional fat removal.

– Immediate reduction in excess fat at the treatment site. This procedure allows patients to see instant results that only improve during the recovery period. In contrast, the results of traditional surgical fat removal can’t be determined until after the patient has fully healed. Laser-assisted fat removal gives patients a more accurate, instant sense of what their results will look like.

– Faster recovery time. The less invasive nature of laser-assisted fat removal means patients take less time to heal, so you can be back on your feet and enjoying your beautiful new results as soon as possible.

– Increased patient safety. Some evidence suggests that laser-assisted fat removal comes with a lower risk of infection than the traditional surgical method.

– Reduced discomfort. Traditional surgical fat-removal can be a painful experience. Since fat has to be broken up manually, soreness and bruising can be expected at the surgical site in the immediate aftermath as well as during the recovery period. The less invasive nature of the laser-assisted procedure means patients can expect less inflammation and discomfort as they recover.

As you can see, there are a number of benefits to choosing laser-assisted fat extraction. But if you aren’t convinced, let’s explore why it works so efficiently.

The science behind why laser-assisted fat removal works is fascinating. Here’s how it all works:

The cable placed beneath the patient’s skin punctures holes in the body’s fat cells, causing them to deflate. This allows them to be easily suctioned out without the harsh vacuuming procedure that accompanies traditional fat removal. It also makes it possible to reduce fat completely non-invasively, because the targeted cells will break down over time and eventually be expelled by your lymphatic system.

By now it should be clear that laser-assisted fat removal offers many advantages that traditional fat removal surgery can’t, and this is only one of many procedures Skintastic offers to help keep you looking and feeling your best.

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Please note that the above article is intended for informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for medical care. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact us at Skintastic. Please also note that no cosmetic procedure is guaranteed, and that individual results will vary.