Laser Liposuction – New Orleans
Spot reducing: it’s something we all know isn’t possible, but it’s still frustrating when your diet and exercise efforts prove ineffective. Over time, exercise-resistant fat tends to develop on areas like the belly, hips, thighs, and neck – and even isolated workouts don’t seem to make a difference for these stubborn bulges.
Traditional liposuction has been the go-to procedure for eliminating localized areas of fat, but not everyone wants to deal with the downtime associated with invasive procedures. Men and women seeking body contouring now have a minimally invasive alternative: laser liposuction.
With laser liposuction, spot reduction is possible. This minimally invasive procedure will allow you to get the figure you deserve without a lengthy recovery period.
Laser Liposuction: How It Works
Traditional liposuction performed under general anesthesia is associated with increased post-operative pain, increased bruising, and more irregularity. Traditional liposuction also leads to extensive downtime and increases the overall risks to the patient.
Newer, minimally invasive techniques allow fat removal and body contouring procedures to be performed under tumescent anesthesia. This approach involves the use of diluted local anesthesia administration to the treatment areas. As a result, patients have less downtime, bruising and post-operative complaints. This technique also allows for smoother contours due to the patient mobility during the procedure.
Laser liposuction (also called “laser lipolysis”) combines minimally invasive fat removal techniques with laser tightening and fat destruction. During the procedure, a thin fiber is inserted into the treatment area and delivers low-wave laser energy. The laser energy creates controlled heating of the fatty and surrounding tissue, leading to increased tissue tightening and fat destruction.
This efficient method of liposuction results in limited recovery times, and it exposes the patient to far fewer risks when compared to traditional liposuction. It also stimulates the production of collagen, which further rejuvenates the treatment area and produces trimmer, tighter skin.
Is Laser Liposuction Right for You?
Ideal candidates for laser liposuction in New Orleans include healthy men and women who are close to their ideal weight, but still struggle with exercise-resistant pockets of fat on the body. Patients should also understand that laser liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. This treatment is excellent at reducing localized pockets of fat, but it will not help you lose weight. Patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle often experience the best results.
This safe, versatile treatment is most commonly used on the following areas:
- Inner and outer thighs
CoolSculpting: A Non-Surgical Alternative to Laser Liposuction
While laser liposuction is minimally invasive, some patients prefer an option that requires absolutely no downtime. We are proud to offer CoolSculpting for our patients in New Orleans who are seeking a non-surgical method of fat reduction. This innovative device uses controlled cooling to freeze and destroy fat cells. The fat cells are gradually processed by the body, leading to slimmer contours in the treated area.
This versatile treatment can be performed in many of the same areas where laser liposuction is used, including the abdomen, inner and outer thighs, love handles, and double chin area. With no needles, no surgery, and no downtime, CoolSculpting is a great procedure for those looking to slim down without disrupting their busy lifestyle.
Être: Your Destination for Laser Liposuction
When it comes to body contouring, an individualized approach is key. Laser liposuction isn’t just about removing fat; optimal results require a meticulous eye to know where to remove fat, where to leave it, and how to ideally sculpt the body for slimmer contours that look natural.
Both Dr. Lisa Donofrio and Dr. Kyle Coleman take the time to listen to the needs and goals of each patient. This approach allows patients to get the most natural-looking results possible. Men and women who choose Être can rest assured that their procedure will be carried out with the highest standard of care, artistry, and precision.
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Laser Liposuction - Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does It Take to Perform Laser Liposuction?
Laser liposuction usually takes less than an hour to perform for each treated area.
What Is Recovery Like After Laser Liposuction?
Because laser liposuction is minimally invasive, you will only need a day or two of downtime. You may experience mild discomfort and swelling, but these side effects usually subside within a week or two.
Is Laser Liposuction Painful?
Patients generally experience little to no pain at all during the procedure. For optimal comfort, the treated area will be numbed prior to the procedure.
Are the Results from Laser Liposuction Permanent?
Yes; the fat cells that are removed during a laser liposuction treatment are permanently gone. However, if you gain a significant amount of weight, then fat can return to the treated areas. When paired with a healthy diet and regular exercise, you can expect the results of your laser liposuction to last long term.
When Will I See Results from Laser Liposuction?
In most cases, you will notice an immediate improvement in your appearance after treatment. However, sometimes swelling can temporarily obscure your results. Most of the initial swelling subsides within two or three weeks, and the area will continue to tighten and improve over the next few months.