Stubborn areas of fat can be difficult to remove and sometimes despite diet and exercise, pockets of it remain in the body. Thankfully, there is a non-invasive option for its removal and that is ultrasonic laser liposuction, which treats small areas of unwanted fat, leaving the skin firm and smooth.
Using advanced technology incorporating fibre-optic lasers, the procedure works by destroying and removing body fat quickly. A local anaesthetic is used before tiny incisions are made to the affected area, into which the laser is then placed. Stubborn fat is then turned to liquid before being removed via a very small cannula.
Following this first step, the laser is introduced again, stimulating collagen production in the process and helping the skin to become smooth, tight and rested.
It’s important to note that this type of liposuction is not a cure for obesity or large areas of body fat. It is used to combat those difficult and isolated patches which are resistant to positive lifestyle changes. The treatment is ideally suited to fat removal in small areas such as love handles, the thighs, double chins, the bra region, the face, bottoms, male breasts and upper arms.
Because the treatment is non-invasive and specially targeted on certain areas of body fat, improvements can usually be seen straightaway and become more visible with time. The optimum time for seeing the full effect is usually 6-12 months after the initial procedure.
The main benefits of laser liposuction are that it is cost-effective, not time-consuming and generally offers immediate and apparent results, without requiring time off work or a hospital stay. As it’s a non-invasive procedure, the skin suffers little trauma and recovers well as a result.
In advance of the treatment, a consultation is necessary to assess individual suitability and talk you through all the options available, putting your mind at rest and answering any questions at the same time. By having all the information at hand, you are in the best possible position to make an informed choice, having discussed the procedure at length.
A professional can advise on the best way forward, reassuring you and explaining what happens in detail. Your medical history will be discussed and a plan of action then outlined before any treatment takes place. As the treatment occurs under local anaesthetic, any discomfort during it will be minimal but after the procedure you are likely to have a little discomfort. This may or may not be accompanied by some level of tenderness, bruising or swelling.
A compression aid will help speed up recovery time, allowing the skin to get back to normal as quickly as possible. It takes somewhere between 45 and 90 minutes to perform the fat removal treatment, making it a discreet and convenient option. Ultrasonic (Laser) Liposuction
After treatment the damaged vessels will naturally break down and be absorbed into your body, leaving little or no trace apart from a faint greyish tinge, redness or raised skin which will gradually diminish. In rare cases there may be some slight bruising but the majority of side-effects are short-lived. Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser therapy leaves reduces the appearance of thread and spider veins making them unnoticeable in the majority of cases.
It is one of the fastest, most cost-effective and above all most successful treatments available today.