- 1 How SlimLipo works
- 2 BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
- 3 Features and benefits of SlimLipo
- 4 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4.1 What is the treatment like?
- 4.2 What happens after the procedure?
- 4.3 Is SlimLipo right for me?
- 4.4 Who shouldn’t have SlimLipo?
- 4.5 If I want to do multiple body parts, how long do I need to wait between treatments?
- 4.6 What should I do before my treatment?
- 4.7 How long should I wait to have laser liposuction after a pregnancy?
- 4.8 Is there downtime required?
- 5 SlimLipo Pricing: Areas Treated with Approximate Price Ranges
SlimLipo features a patented laser wavelength (924nm) that has been FDA-approved and expressly engineered to target fat cells. It also uses an additional wavelength (975nm) specifically for skin tightening. This results in a treatment that more efficiently liquefies fat and tightens skin in a procedure that is safer, faster, and more comfortable than previous technologies. This leads to a more efficient procedure with less risk and superior results.
How SlimLipo works
Laser liposuction uses targeted laser energy to remove fat from problem areas of the body that diet and exercise can’t get rid of, leaving you with more pleasing contours and newfound confidence in your appearance.
Laser liposuction can be performed on many areas of the body, including the stomach, love handles, upper back and bra area, upper arms, thighs, waist and hips, inner knees, and the area under the chin.
Your next step is to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our liposuction doctors.
Laser liposuction is very well tolerated and offers excellent results with minimal downtime. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, removing the risks associated with the general anesthesia that is required for traditional liposuction2.
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
Features and benefits of SlimLipo
- Far less expensive than traditional liposuction, with a more pleasing result
- Performed under local anesthesia at our dedicated body contouring center, which was developed with your comfort in mind
- Only one day to two days of downtime required, so you can return to your life quickly
- Advanced laser technology offers skin tightening, along with fat removal for a better contour and smoother result
- Uses an exclusive fat-targeting laser wavelength that is seven times more effective at melting fat than older devices
- Can be performed on the stomach, waist and hips, thighs, knees, upper back, chin, and other places that can benefit from fat removal and skin tightening
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the treatment like?
The laser liposuction process starts with a complimentary consultation, where you will discuss your body contouring goals with a physician. If it is decided that laser liposuction is right for you, we will schedule your treatment date. You’ll also be fitted for a compression garment that you will wear once the procedure is completed. In the weeks before the procedure, lab work will be performed to confirm that you have no underlying health issues, and that you are a good candidate for the procedure.
We always recommend getting a good night’s sleep the evening before the procedure.
Before you enter the treatment room, the doctor will mark the area to be treated with colored markers to use as a roadmap during the procedure. The doctor also will take a series of photographs. The area to be treated is marked while the patient is standing up, to ensure the trouble spots are clearly defined. This is an important step, as the contour of the body shifts when the patient reclines for the procedure, masking the problem areas the patient sees in the mirror every morning.
You will lie comfortably on a soft, warm treatment bed, and we will use a small needle to inject local anesthesia into the incision sites to be used during the procedure. You may feel a slight pinching sensation, but these injections are generally painless, and are often the only discomfort felt during the procedure.
As the treatment is being performed, the patient usually relaxes and listens to music, or watches videos, and experiences little to no discomfort.
You will be given a mild sedative and relax while the area to be treated is gently filled with a tumescent solution, which numbs it from the inside. The doctor will make a few tiny incisions once the area is fully desensitized, then the laser and suctioning commence. A laser fiber is inserted under the skin and is passed through the subcutaneous fat layer, liquefying the fat cells. The laser fiber also heats the innermost structures of the skin, providing a noticeable lifting and tightening of the skin in the treatment area. Very thin suction wands called cannulas are then used to remove the liquefied fat cells.
Once the procedure is completed, absorbent pads are placed on the incision points, and a compression garment is fitted. Patients are back on their feet quickly, with most returning to work a day or two after the procedure.
What happens after the procedure?
When the procedure is completed, you will be ready to be driven home. We recommend that you take it easy for the remainder of the day and get a good night’s sleep. A friend or relative must be with you for the first overnight.
Initial post-treatment discomfort is mild, similar to the feeling after a hard workout, and is easily controlled with oral medication, usually Tylenol, but a narcotic can be used if needed. Be aware that there will be a moderate amount of pink or red drainage in the first 24 hours post procedure. This is normal.
You will wear a compression garment for a few weeks to aid in the recovery and body contouring process. We also like to schedule a follow-up visit shortly after the procedure to monitor your progress. Any bruising and swelling usually subsides in a few weeks. The final result takes shape over several months, as the skin continues to tighten long after the procedure has been completed.
Is SlimLipo right for me?
The best candidates for laser liposuction are people who are relatively fit, but are still unable to achieve their desired body contour. The ideal candidate:
- Is healthy and gets regular exercise
- Is within 30 pounds of their ideal body weight
- Has fat deposits that don’t seem to respond to diet and exercise
- Has realistic expectations about what results to expect from the procedure
- Is motivated to maintain their results
Who shouldn’t have SlimLipo?
Laser liposuction is not for everyone. Patients are not candidates for laser liposuction if they are pregnant or breast feeding, have insulin dependent diabetes, have active or chronic liver disease or hepatitis, have coronary artery disease, unstable hypertension, bleeding disorders, or are on Coumadin/Heparin. Those patients with immune-related disorders such as HIV or are allergic to Lidocaine are also not candidates. Individuals with significant amounts of loose and hanging skin of the abdomen may be better suited for a tummy tuck.
If I want to do multiple body parts, how long do I need to wait between treatments?
Most of the time, multiple areas can be treated during the same session, but if we recommend more than one session, we will space the treatments at least one month apart.
What should I do before my treatment?
If your treatment date is approaching, you should immediately stop taking any products that can thin the blood, including aspirin (or products containing aspirin), ibuprofen, oil, vitamin E, herbal supplements, and St. John’s Wort. If you smoke, you should stop immediately. Also, avoid any crash dieting before the procedure.
How long should I wait to have laser liposuction after a pregnancy?
We recommend that you wait from four months to six months after giving birth before having laser liposuction.
Is there downtime required?
One of the great benefits of SlimLipo is how well it fits into today’s busy lifestyle. Patients usually set aside two days for treatment, one day for the treatment and one day for recovery. After two days, most patients are ready to get back to work and the other responsibilities in their lives.