SlimLipo is a tremendous advancement in liposuction. The most important benefit for me is the absence of contour deformities; the skin remains smooth with no ripples or dents even in very thin patients. Couple that with the added benefit of skin tightening and SlimLipo has certainly transformed my patients.
As more women and men want to look and feel better about themselves, body contouring and lipo-sculpture continues to grow in popularity, making liposuction the most popular cosmetic surgery performed today. SlimLipo™ is the first and only laser-assisted lipolysis system to offer a revolutionary and minimally invasive procedure for the removal of fat. Using a high-powered laser, SlimLipo™ is a new Laser Body Sculpting procedure with less down time (just a couple of days vs 6 weeks) and less side effects than traditional liposuction.
If you're seeking a cutting-edge, highly effective method to significantly improve the safety and efficiency of many surgical techniques, then laser technology is definitely the technique you'll want to consider. Routinely used in dental procedures, lasik eye surgery, reconstructive work and cosmetic procedures-including liposuction-laser technology is what sets SlimLipo apart from its competition. The word "laser" is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Precise and safe, today's medical-grade lasers work by creating a powerful light beam that is adjusted to a specific frequency range. SlimLipo is different in that it uses a carefully calibrated laser to liquefy fat deposits below the top layers of the patient's skin. The laser actually ruptures fat cells, and the resulting liquified fat is then removed through a tiny incision in the skin by the physician. The small laser can also seal blood vessels as it zaps fat, so there is less swelling, bleeding and bruising than with traditional liposuction. Research has shown that little, if any, fat is reabsorbed back into the body. The minimal invasiveness of the procedure allows patients to see faster results and to experience fewer complications. In addition, SlimLipo patients need only a local anesthetic for this procedure, whereas traditional liposuction requires general anesthesia. Because the patient is not completely unconscious, SlimLipo carries much fewer risks than traditional liposuction, and the recovery time is much shorter. SlimLipo…cutting-edge, safe and effective.
A very small cannula, or tube, approximately 1.0 mm to 2.0 mm in diameter containing a laser fiber is inserted into the skin. The cannula is moved back and forth delivering the laser's energy to the fat cells, causing them to rupture and easily drain away. The laser energy also interacts with the skin resulting in collagen shrinkage and ultimate skin tightening. Due to the cannula's small size, SlimLipo™ is a minimally invasive procedure and can be performed under local anesthesia. The laser causes small blood vessels to coagulate immediately on contact, resulting in less bleeding, swelling and bruising, - and a quicker recovery time than conventional liposuction. Because general anesthesia is unnecessary, the procedure is very safe with only minimal side effects.
Almost anyone can be a good candidate for SlimLipo.
If you have areas of fat that will not respond to diet and exercise, then you're a candidate for SlimLipo™. Ideal candidates are in good health, of normal body weight and have realistic expectations for the results.
SlimLipo™ is ideal for treating the abdomen, love handles, flanks, back, neck and much more.
For most patients, typically only one treatment is required. The session may last from 45 minutes to one hour for each area treated.
After the treatment you will have minimal pain or bruising. We recommend 1-2 days rest but some patients are able to return to work the next day.
The procedure is designed to improve the body's shape and contour. SlimLipo™ will not specifically improve cellulite.
Results can be seen immediately with continued improvement over several months.
Yes! Adults do not create new fat cells. When a person gains weight, the fat cells expand. The SlimLipo™ procedure permanently removes the fat cells. Should you gain weight, most fat will be deposited in areas where the procedure was not performed. *Aest. Plast. Surg. 26:335-339, 2002
We have chosen SlimLipo™ after studying the pros and cons of various methods of liposuction. Here are some key points:
SlimLipo™ is safer than traditional liposuction because there is less bleeding and anesthetic drugs used. In fact, in doing the procedure under tumescent technique, we have eliminated a lot of risks associated with general anesthesia.