Lipotherme is a cosmetic procedure that uses heat generated by highly-focused medical lasers to instigate the removal of fat cells in localized areas of the body. This form of laser-assisted liposuction has seen increased popularity in line with the growth of lasers in the medical world. This is largely due to the multitude of uses lasers have and their potential to be highly efficient medical tools.
Lipotherme laser liposuction is used to treat various areas of the body. It works in two ways, the heat of the laser softening unwanted fat and helping to tone the surrounding skin. Lipotherme is generally paired with a regular liposuction treatment as it is not sufficient to replace liposuction; generally it is designed to work best when used in conjunction with other adiposity elimination (fat removal) techniques.
Lipotherme is one of many medical options for patients seeking the removal of excess body fat. The highly focused energry from the laser causes the fat to soften, creating flatter and smoother surfaces. The liquefied fat cells are then removed naturally by the body’s immune system.
Using the highly accurate energy of laser light to help break down body fat is one of the main reasons traditional liposuction has become into a minimally invasive procedure. It requires less downtime, less consultation and planning time, less damage and discomfort after surgery, and is an overall considered an easier way to remove undesired fat from some areas of the body.
How is it performed?
Your physician will begin the procedure with a consultation in order to determine your goals and to establish whether Lipotherme is the best treatment option for you. Once this has been decided, the physician will numb the area to be treated with a local anesthetic. With the area is fully numb, your physician will use a long and thin tube called a cannula, to allow the laser-light access to the fat cells. The patient usually remains awake while the treatment is performed.
Once the cannula is inserted and the laser begins firing off light, the fat cells will immediately begin to soften and the area will become noticeably slimmer, especially in local areas with less fat (such as the around the face and neck). The heat from the laser also helps to smooth out and tighten the skinl. Once your treatment is complete, your surgeon will advise you patient on how to take care of the area over the next few weeks while your body heals and returns to normal.
Is it right for me?
Lipotherme can be an good option for anyone interested in removing unwanted body fat, except for pregnant women. It is not suitable for all patients as fat cannot be as easily removed from some areas of the body as others but this will depend on the individual patient. Anyone who suffers from a major medical condition are not ideal candidates for this or any type of surgical procedure and those who regularly take medications could possibly face adverse side effects.
Lipotherme works best on patients who are seeking to have fat removed from a specific area of the body and should not be considered an alternative to serious weight loss. There are other treatment options available for this type of procedure which would likely be better suited for those patients who desire to remove fatty deposits over a larger area of the body.
What result can I expect?
Depending on how the treatment was performed and the size and location of the treatment area, patients may be able to see their results straight away. When performed in conjunction with a traditional liposuction, the results may not be as visible because of bruising and swelling. As the body heals it begins to absorb the destroyed fat cells and you will notice the area becoming tighter and flatter. Typically results will show quicker in those areas of the body that had fewer fat cells to begin with and will vary from person to person. Sometimes results can take up to several months to be fully evident.
Lipotherme is a minimally invasive procedure which requires no general anesthetic, allowing for patients to return to normal everyday activities reasonably quickly. Generally it is used in conjunction with traditional liposuction to ensure patient satisfaction. This type of laser technology can also help to remove fat from hard to reach areas that traditional liposuction may struggle to address.
Most patients find they can return to their normal everyday activities reasonably quickly after their lipotherme treatment. Of course recovery times will vary depending on each person’s body. Your physician will usually advise you to avoid any strenuous physical activity for around 1-2 weeks, and perhaps longer depending on the patient’s response to the treatment. Because Lipotherme is a minimally invasive treatment, many patients will find recovery simple with relatively mild side effects from the procedure.