It can be quite frustrating having to deal with stubborn fat that seems to never budge even with extreme exercise and diet. If you want to get rid of stubborn fat fast and easy (compared to the traditional liposuction), there is a trending body contouring solution in St. Louis, MO, that is minimally invasive: Laser Lipo.
Laser Lipo: A Brief Introduction
Laser-assisted liposuction is a St. Louis cosmetic surgical procedure that melts the tenacious fat and contours the body. Compared to a traditional liposuction, this heats the fat first, melting it, and making it easier to be suctioned out through thin tubes inserted into the skin.
Who Can Undergo Laser Lipo?
People who have mild to moderate amounts of stubborn fat and loose skin are eligible for Laser Liposuction procedures. For those aged 35 and more, skin is laxer because of collagen and elastin loss. This means the laxity may not be eliminated as efficiently as it could be if the patient is of a younger age. However, some dimpling and scarring on the skin can be improved by a St. Louis Laser Lipo procedure. It can be used on the following body areas:
- Back Rolls
- Male breasts
How it Works
There are two methods upon which a laser liposuction can be done. The chosen method depends on the body part being treated:
Step 1: The laser breaks down the fat cell walls, making the fatty oil leak out and disrupting the cells for easy removal. This is done in the deep layer where small vessels can be found. The laser makes the small vessels coagulate, making bruising less likely after the procedure.
Step 2: The superficial layer, which is right beneath the skin, is heated to help skin cells generate and produce collagen and elastin. This helps improve the quality of the skin after the surgery.
Step 3: The melted cell fragments and fatty oils are then suctioned out through cannulas, which are thin tubes, helping contour the area being treated.
This is pretty similar to the first method except for the third step. Instead of removing the fat cells and oil, it is left inside the body. The body is capable of absorbing or eliminating melted fat and suctioning it out will only be a waste of time and energy. Moreover, not having to suction means not having to make small incisions in the skin.
What to Expect
The patient will immediately notice an ideal silhouette and contour in the areas that underwent St. Louis Laser Lipo. The final results will be more evident after one week. The process is less traumatic, making the results quicker to manifest.
Aside from the obvious loss of fat, the skin may also be tighter and firmer. This is what sets St. Louis Laser Lipo on a higher level to that of the traditional version. However, this improvement on the skin will be evident after several weeks or months because the skin needs time to produce new collagen, which is responsible for the tighter skin.
As mentioned earlier, blood vessels coagulate during the process. This means there is less bruising as compared to the original lipo procedure. A compression garment may be necessary and swelling may appear on the treated areas.
Patients are often advised to stay away from light tasks for 3 to 5 days. More difficult and strenuous tasks should be put off until after three or four weeks. The specific amount of recovery time and compression garment wearing varies in each person, so it is wise to consult the surgeon about this.
Call New Improved Body St Louis today and we’ll give you more information about Laser Liposuction. We would be more than happy to answer your questions. Contact us at (636) 489-0769!