Traditional liposuction has been used for many years as a way of removing excess fat from the body. It’s proven to be a very effective cosmetic treatment, however, it’s not without certain issues. Traditional liposuction is highly invasive and requires general anesthesia in a surgery center or hospital setting with weeks of discomfort and downtime. As an alternative to traditional liposuction, Dr. Craig Schwartz of Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz offers laser liposuction, which can provide similar results, but using a far different technique.
What is Laser Lipo?
Dr. Schwartz uses the ProLipo system when performing laser liposuction treatments for patients. The ProLipo system is an FDA-approved system that provides fat removal via laser energy. The system is designed to treat any area of the body with pockets of unwanted fat. The laser targets the areas of fat with thermal energy delivered via tiny incisions, in order to liquify the fat cells, which are then gently drained away from the body using a gentle suctioning technique. Although small incisions are necessary, patients will experience only minimal to no scarring post-procedure.
In addition to the the actual removal of unwanted fat, an added benefit to the ProLipo laser lipo system is that the surrounding skin is often tightened, as the laser energy stimulates skin cells, encouraging collagen growth and leading to tighter skin. The enhanced skin tightening results and better overall contour is certainly not something seen with traditional liposuction surgery!