What do you know about laser liposuction? Some of the things you’ve heard may not be true. Today, let’s cut through the misconceptions and learn the truth about this body contouring procedure. Myth or fact? Find out below.
Myth: Laser Liposuction and Traditional Liposuction Are the Same
Laser liposuction and traditional liposuction both remove fat, but they are not the same procedure. Laser liposuction uses heat to liquefy fat cells before removing them. This makes removal easier, speeds recovery times, and helps to tighten the treated skin. Yes, laser liposuction and traditional both remove fat, but laser lipo is less invasive.
Fact: Laser Lipo Can Reshape Your Body
Laser lipo is a body contouring procedure that can dramatically change your shape. If you have unwanted fat pockets, laser liposuction is the solution. It is ideal for treating areas like:
- Flanks (Love Handles)
- Upper Thighs
- And Many Other Areas
Myth: Laser Liposuction Is a Weight Loss Procedure
Surely you’ve heard the myth that laser liposuction is a weight loss treatment. While you may drop a few pounds, the real reason to consider laser liposuction is body contouring, not weight loss. Laser liposuction is ideal for treating stubborn fat pockets, those areas of fat that don’t go away, even when you’re a healthy weight and exercise regularly.
Fact: Laser Lipo Can Tighten Loose Skin
Traditional liposuction removes fat, but laser lipo does this and something more. It also tightens loose skin. The heat used to liquefy fat also smoothes and tightens the skin. This makes laser lipo and ideal choice for patients with poor skin elasticity. Less fat and tighter skin.
Myth: Laser Lipo Requires a Lot of Downtime
If you want to minimize your downtime after liposuction, choose laser lipo. This procedure can dramatically reduce your downtime, getting you back to life sooner. Traditional liposuction patients often need a week or two off from work, but after laser lipo many return to their regular activities within 48 hours, some the very next day. You will need to avoid strenuous activities for about a week, but with laser lipo the downtime is much less than with traditional liposuction.
Fact: Laser Lipo Provides Permanent Results
Fat cells don’t regenerate in adulthood, so once you treat an area with laser lipo, the fat won’t return. You won’t develop future fat pockets in the treated areas. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you can’t gain weight. If you gain weight you may develop fat in other areas.
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