Liposuction is the cosmetic enhancement procedure that involves the removal of fatty tissues from certain areas of the body. The traditional method of liposuction uses suction to surgically extract the excess fat. Due to the invasive nature of the procedure, patients experience a lot of discomfort during and after the surgery. In addition, they also have to deal with bleeds and scars. To avoid encountering these problems, other liposuction techniques were developed, one of which is the laser body sculpting method known as SlimLipo.
SlimLipo is an acronym for Selective Laser Induced Melting Liposuction. This procedure is not as invasive as traditional liposuction methods. SlimLipo only requires small incisions to be made and utilizes a flexible laser wand to melt the excess fat deposits in particular body parts. Usually, the liquefied fat can be discarded from the body through regular excretory processes. However, suctions are also used for instances when a big amount of fat has to be discarded.
Because only few and small incisions are used, SlimLipo marks seldom scar. Moreover, the laser seals the blood vessels around the incision, minimizing both bleeding and bruising while the operation is on-going, as well as after. For the same reason, patients that undergo this type of laser body sculpting feel minimal pain and discomfort. It also only takes a short time for the body to recover from SlimLipo.
The primary benefit of SlimLipo is, of course, the reduction of fat. This liposuction technique gives the body a more compact contour. Loose skin after the removal of the fat deposits is not a concern because the laser also tightens the skin in the process. Cellulite removal is another advantage of the SlimLipo procedure. Aside from the removal of extra fat cells, SlimLipo improves the body’s collagen production, resulting in smoother skin.
On the other hand, just like any liposuction method, SlimLipo has certain risks as well. While it is less invasive than its conventional counterpart, there is no way to eliminate discomfort entirely. Although greatly reduced, there are still risks of pain, swelling, bruising, and bleeding. Possible infections may also present themselves. Uneven body sculpting and skin discoloration are potential side effects as well.
Those who are planning to receive SlimLipo must be of general good health; otherwise, certain health complications might occur. This is the reason why potential patients must consult with their doctors to determine whether they are viable for the operation or not. Consistent checkups are also good post-operation routines so complications, if any, would be remedied as soon as possible.
The ideal candidates for SlimLipo are people of good health whose excess fats cannot be eliminated through normal activities. The cost of a procedure is primarily dependent on the size of the area to be operated on and how much fat is to be removed. Other factors such as location and selected physician may vary the price of the surgery. As of now, there are only selected institutions that offer SlimLipo as part of their cosmetic enhancement repertoire.