If you’re like many people, you’re carrying around excess weight around your midsection and thighs — among other areas. While dieting and exercising can help, the results don’t always look the way you’d like them to. Luckily, laser lipo can help you target tricky areas of fat in your body.
Dr. Lori Scott is a licensed aesthetics specialist who offers many different treatments for your stubborn body fat. Dr. Scott specializes in laser liposuction, which not only helps melt your unwanted fat away, but stimulates collagen production as well.
What exactly is laser lipo?
Liposuction is an invasive procedure where excess fat underneath your skin is sucked out using a vacuum-like device. Not only does this procedure require incisions and anesthesia, it also comes with more than a few risks.
But there’s another option that’s minimally invasive and gives you even better results — and it’s known as laser liposuction. This type of liposuction removes unsightly fat deposits that lie under your skin. It uses a powerful laser to essentially liquify fat and permanently melt it away.
Laser lipo is minimally invasive, because it does require a small incision in the problem area. This tiny incision allows the laser to enter into your body and liquify the fat cells that are lingering. Dr. Scott numbs up the area before starting the procedure to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible.
This procedure is usually done in the office, and usually takes about an hour or so per site that she’s working on. You might need a few days to recover afterward, but it’s far less time than that of traditional liposuction.
Where does laser lipo work?
Laser liposuction is a very versatile procedure; meaning it can treat many areas of your body that traditionally harbor excess fat. When you think of liposuction, your belly probably comes to mind, as this is a problem area for many people.
Your belly is a key area where laser liposuction is used, because there’s often stubborn subcutaneous fat hanging around. But laser liposuction also is effective in other areas of your body as well, including:
This procedure may also be performed on your upper arms where you hold excess fat. Large breasts are also a problem area for many women, but breast reductions are a big procedure. Laser liposuction has the ability to trim down some of the excess fat in your breasts with only a tiny incision and minimal downtime.
Deciding if laser lipo is for you
So you have excess fat, does that mean laser lipo is definitely for you? Not necessarily. Before undergoing the procedure, you’ll have a consultation with Dr. Scott, where you can discuss your problem areas to see if she thinks you’re a good candidate.
In order for laser liposuction to work, you should be close to an ideal weight for your height. This means your BMI should be relatively normal. This is because laser liposuction doesn’t get rid of deep fat that’s between your muscles and organs. It only works on small areas of stubborn fat that lie under your skin.
Dr. Scott also advises that laser lipo itself isn’t a cure-all for excess fat. You should be either losing the last couple of pounds or maintaining a healthy diet when considering this procedure. Daily exercise also helps you get the results you’re hoping for.
Essentially, if you’re in good health and want to lose a little bit of stubborn fat to give you the body shape you’ve been working for, laser liposuction could be just what you need. This is also true if you don’t want to be under anesthesia or have an extended downtime as you would for traditional liposuction.
If you’re tired of carrying around unwanted fat, call our office at 252-238-7079 to make an appointment for laser liposuction with Dr. Scott. You can also book a consultation online today.