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How Effective is Laser Liposuction?

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!

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Benefits of Laser Lipo

Already, you may detect a few benefits of laser liposuction, when compared to the traditional approach. While the list is extensive, Dr. Schwartz highlights three key areas where laser lipo really stands out:

Performed In-Office 

Because Dr. Schwartz is able to perform Laser Lipo using just local tumescent liposuction, he’s able to provide this procedure right in the comfort and convenience of his Kansas City liposuction office.  Because general anesthesia is not required, you are able to avoid the costs associated with it, along with the additional costs involved with having liposuction performed in a surgery center, which is necessary when using general anesthesia.

Greater Precision with Less Trauma

By using a slim laser fiber, ProLipo can target precise areas of your body. This allows for much greater precision. With traditional liposuction, your surgeon will have to navigate through multiple layers of tissue before sucking out the fat. As a result, traditional liposuction is less precise and causes more trauma. With laser liposuction, you are left with fewer bruises and you don’t even need to be under general anesthesia!

The added precision also makes it highly beneficial for select patients. For example, if you’re a bodybuilder that wants to reduce fat from a specific area of your body, ProLipo is the best way of doing this. One specific part of the body can be targeted, leaving other areas unaffected. 


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To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at 913-451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.

Long-Lasting Results

Long-lasting results are often experienced with laser liposuction treatments. The excess fatty tissue is literally melted and suctioned away from your body. This means those fat cells won’t grow back – they’re gone forever. As long as you continue a healthy lifestyle and avoid things that make you put on weight, you should see the results for a lifetime. Not only that, but you can anticipate seeing immediate results following the treatment. 

Reduced Recovery Time

One of the main complaints about liposuction is that there’s a long recovery period. It’s effective at removing stubborn fat, but the problem is the traditional treatment is so invasive, leading to bruising, swelling, and scarring around the treatment site. As a result, with traditional liposuction you will likely spend a good few weeks or months until you’re back to your normal routine. 

Laser liposuction targets and removes the same stubborn fat pockets efficiently and effectively, with minimal side effects. Downtime is significantly reduced and patients can go home on the same day, with normal activities being resumed relatively soon after. Again, this is all because it’s far less invasive than traditional liposuction, and the lack of general anesthesia means you can leave on the same day and continue your routine.

Am I a Candidate for Laser Liposuction?

If you have areas of excess fat on your body, you could be a good candidate for laser liposuction. However, Dr. Schwartz emphasizes that any type of liposuction treatment is designed for healthy individuals. It is not a fat loss technique – it exists to help people get rid of stubborn fat that won’t go away, even after a solid regime of exercise and healthy eating. 

Similarly, laser liposuction is best for people that want to remove fat from specific areas of the body. It is ideal for a candidate within ten to twenty-five pounds of their ideal body weight. Other, minimally-invasive liposuction treatments are available, including vibration-assisted liposuction, which is best if you need a larger volume of fat removed, and  ultrasonic-assisted liposuction, which is usually reserved for the hard-to-reach areas, like the chin, neck, cheeks, and calves. Dr. Schwartz provides each liposuction candidate with a full, hands-on consultation to discuss which procedure is most suitable to help  you achieve your body contouring and fat reduction goals!


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Read from real patients about their experiences with Dr. Schwartz and his team at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz.

Take the Next Step

If you’re wondering whether you’re a good candidate for FemiLift, schedule a consultation at (913) 451-8346 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and showing you how Kansas City’s premier laser center can improve your condition.

Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz is located in Kansas City, MO and proudly also serves Overland Park, Johnson County, and the entire Kansas City metro area.

** This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health and related subjects.  The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

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