Laser Liposuction: What You Need to Know
If you have excess body fat that diet and exercise alone don’t seem to be affecting, then it might be time to consider a minimally invasive surgical option. Specifically, laser liposuction could be just the thing you’re looking for to get rid of that stubborn and unwanted fat once and for all. By learning about the laser lipo procedure, its benefits, and its typical costs, you can ultimately make an informed decision regarding whether or not this procedure is right for you.
What Happens During Laser Liposuction?
Laser lipo is similar to traditional liposuction in the sense that its ultimate goal is to remove excess fat from the body. However; unlike with traditional lipo, which uses cannulas to essentially suction the fat from the body, this innovative procedure uses laser technology to liquefy the fat and tighten the skin. There are essentially two types of laser lipo: internal (done underneath the skin) and external (done outside the skin). Both options require the use of local anesthesia to maximize patient comfort, as opposed to traditional lipo (which is done under general anesthesia).
What Are the Benefits of the Procedure?
There are many reasons as to why a person may elect to have laser lipo done. For starters, it’s the easiest and quickest way to get rid of stubborn fat from common problem areas, including:
- the stomach
- love handles
Not to mention, the ability to be placed under local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia for this procedure is appealing to many patients who wish to remain as comfortable as possible during the procedure. And for those who opt for external laser lipo, the procedure is non-invasive, so there’s no need to be worried about scarring, infection, or the other common risks that come along with traditional, more invasive, lipo procedures. Even with internal laser lipo, the risk of scarring and other complications is greatly reduced. This also means that the recovery time is significantly shorter, so you can be back to feeling like yourself as soon after the procedure as possible.
How Much Does the Procedure Cost?
The cost of laser lipo can vary greatly depending on a number of factors. For starters, it will depend on whether you’re going to have internal or external lipo done. Furthermore, the areas of the body that you’re looking to have treated, along with the amount of fat that will need to be removed, can affect the cost. Regional variations on pricing for cosmetic procedures may also have an impact on your total cost for the procedure, so the best way to get a more accurate idea of what laser lipo will cost you is to schedule an in-office consultation with a trusted and experienced surgeon in your area.
To give you an idea, however, most procedures will range from $3,000 to $7,000.
If laser lipo sounds like something you may be interested as a means of getting rid of stubborn fat and feeling more confident in your appearance, schedule your consultation with a cosmetic surgeon today to find out if you’re a viable candidate for a laser lipo procedure.