Beat the Bulges with Laser Fat Removal

6th May 2024
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Do you have embarrassing fat bulges in problem areas that won’t go away with diet and exercise? Laser liposuction, also known as laser-assisted liposuction or laser lipo, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses laser energy to target and remove pockets of fat from specific areas of the body. Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones and his team at Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P. C. offer this safe and effective alternative to traditional liposuction, which requires larger incisions and more extensive recovery time.

How Does Laser Liposuction Work?

During a laser liposuction procedure, a small cannula (a thin tube) is inserted under the skin through a small incision. The cannula emits laser energy that targets the fat cells, breaking them down and liquefying the fat. The melted fat is then removed from the body through the cannula.

The laser energy used in laser liposuction also stimulates collagen production, which can help to tighten the skin in the treated area. This can result in smoother, more toned-looking skin after the procedure.

What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated with Laser Liposuction?

Laser liposuction is most commonly used to target areas of the body that are resistant to diet and exercise. Some of the most popular treatment areas include:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips and thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Chin and neck
  • Love handles

Is Laser Liposuction Right for You?

Laser liposuction is a safe and effective procedure for most healthy adults who are looking to remove stubborn pockets of fat from specific areas of the body. However, it is important to keep in mind that laser liposuction is not a weight loss solution and should not be used as a substitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise.

If you are considering laser liposuction, it is important to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones. During your consultation, he will evaluate your medical history and current health status to determine whether or not laser liposuction is a good option for you.

What Can You Expect During and After the Procedure?

Laser liposuction is typically performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. Depending on the size and number of treatment areas, the procedure can take one to three hours.

After the procedure, you may experience some bruising, swelling and tenderness in the treated area. Dr. Jones provides you with instructions on how to care for the treated area and manage any discomfort during the recovery period.

Most patients are able to return to work and other normal activities within a few weeks after the procedure; however, strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for several weeks. Results from laser liposuction are typically visible within a few weeks, and final results can take up to six months to fully develop.

Laser liposuction is a safe and effective way to remove stubborn pockets of fat from specific areas of the body. If you have stubborn fat pockets that won’t go away no matter how hard you work, laser fat removal may be the solution for you. Contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P. C. today to schedule a laser lipo consultation.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones, Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.