How Does Laser Lipo Work?
During laser lipo, Dr. Schwartz makes a tiny incision and inserts a small cannula. The ProLipo™ system sends laser energy into the layer of fat under the skin. The heat energy from the laser liquefies fat cells so the cannula can easily remove them with gentle suction.
Unlike traditional liposuction that breaks up fat manually, laser lipo lets the laser energy do the work for less bruising and swelling. The heat also triggers the collagen fibers in the deep layers of skin to contract, firming the area, so it looks toned and smooth instead of lax and sagging.
How Much Does Laser Lipo Cost?
Predicting the cost of laser lipo is challenging. Your price will depend on the areas you wish to have treated, your location, and the type of laser system used. On average, laser lipo costs $5250. Small areas will cost less than larger or multiple areas. Make sure you choose an experienced surgeon like Dr. Schwartz with proven skills with in-office liposuction. Results can last a lifetime if patient doesn’t gain additional weight post-procedure.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Lipo?
Although laser lipo works best when used on small, stubborn pockets of fat, Dr. Schwartz has certainly helped many patients who have had quite a bit more bulk they desired to eliminate. Results are most noticeable on patients who are within 10-25 pounds of their target weight but have an area where they desire to see greater contour and definition.
Good candidates should have no significant health problems and reasonable expectations about their results. If you are a good candidate for traditional liposuction, laser lipo is also an option.
Where Can Laser Lipo Be Used?
You can have laser lipo almost anywhere on your body that you want to slim and contour. Popular areas for this treatment include:
- Under the chin
The tiny cannula used in laser lipo allows it to work almost anywhere, even in areas where your surgeon cannot use traditional liposuction. If you have questions about whether laser lipo will work in the areas you want to treat, schedule a consultation and find out. There are very few areas of the body where laser lipo cannot be used.