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Traditional vs. Laser Lipo for a Slimmer Physique

Stubborn pockets of fat in your abdomen, thighs, and butt are hard to eliminate, even with a strict diet and exercise regimen. Liposuction may be the answer if you're not happy with your body and you want to see results.

Traditional liposuction and laser lipolysis are both effective options – but which one is better? The answer depends on your expectations, fat deposits, and ultimate goals.

When you're finally ready to get the slimmer physique you've been working toward, Dr. Lori Scott and her team offer laser lipo for fat removal. Here, we explain the differences between traditional liposuction and laser lipo so you understand your options.

The facts about traditional liposuction

Traditional liposuction is a surgical procedure that eliminates fat deposits. You can have liposuction anywhere you have stored fat. Liposuction surgery requires anesthesia and 4-6 weeks for your body to recover and for you to see your final results. 

During the procedure, a plastic surgeon makes incisions in the treatment area and inserts a long cannula into the skin, moving it around to break up fat deposits, which they remove with suction. Then, they stitch up the incisions and cover the site with bandages.

Liposuction is a procedure for people whose fat deposits don't respond to diet and exercise. Still, it's not a weight loss procedure. You should be near your ideal weight and not have significant loose or sagging skin.

You should be in good health and have realistic expectations when undergoing liposuction. It also has health risks and side effects you should know before agreeing to the procedure.

What is laser lipo?

Laser lipolysis, or laser lipo, is an in-office procedure Dr. Scott utilizes to eliminate stubborn fat in various areas of the body, including:

To contour the specific areas of your body, Dr. Scott uses laser energy to target and destroy fat cells using heat. TempSure® is noninvasive and doesn't require any incisions. The benefit of this device is that it also stimulates your body to produce more collagen, which helps tighten and firm the skin around the treatment area for a more sculpted appearance.

Laser lipo is an excellent option for stubborn areas of fat you can't get rid of with diet and exercise alone. However, it's not for people who are obese or have a lot of loose skin, as the results won't be sufficient.

You may need several treatments depending on your specific goals. The benefit is that no recovery time and downtime are necessary after noninvasive laser lipo.

The benefits of laser lipo

When you want to slim down and get the sculpted body you've been dreaming of, choosing between traditional liposuction and laser lipo may be challenging. Laser lipo has several advantages over liposuction.

Laser lipo is an excellent option if you're at your ideal weight, you don't have loose skin, and you’re looking to target specific areas of body fat. The added benefit is that you can go home the same day and see results in a few months.

If you're looking for a quicker fix, traditional liposuction may be for you, but remember, there are several weeks of recovery after the surgery and incisions to take care of. The safer option overall is laser lipo, and the results speak for themselves.

To find out more about how laser lipo can give you a slimmer physique and whether it’s for you, don't hesitate to call Lori Scott Family Care today at 252-513-1749 or request a consultation on our website.

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