What is Laser Lipo Colorado Springs?
Liposuction is extremely popular. In fact, it’s the top cosmetic surgery in the United States, with some 400,000 procedures performed every year on various parts of the body.
Although traditional liposuction techniques, that we’ve all typically heard of and have been around for decades, are considered highly effective and safe, laser liposuction is one of several relatively new technologies that are now offered as a way to replace or enhance this body contouring procedure.
Laser lipo is a relatively new cosmetic procedure in Colorado Springs. It’s a technique that uses lasers to break up fat in your body and the treated area before its removal from the body. This reduces the need for harsh suction, the more commonly recognized procedure that most have heard of. There are two types of liposuction, internal and external.
External liposuction uses a laser, in the form of a pad or pen-shaped apparatus, outside the patient’s body before the procedure begins.
Internal liposuction uses a laser attached to a suction device or the end of a fibre-optic probe that’s inserted into the area to be treated.
There are two main methods used for this procedure.
The laser is used in the deep fat to break up the fat cell walls, which allows the fatty oils to leak out and disrupts the cells for subsequent removal. This deep layer also contains small blood vessels that the laser coagulates, leading to less bruising post operatively. The laser is then used in the superficial layer just under the skin to heat the skin cells to stimulate collagen and elastin production, which enhances skin quality post-treatment. Finally, the procdure concludes with the removal of cell fragments and fatty oils, which helps create the final reduction for body contouring.
This technique uses the first two steps above and skips the final step: the fat cell and oil removal, as that is left to be naturally absorbed and eliminated by the body. This technique is used for areas with thin fat layers, including the face, neck, or where skin tightening alone is needed.
Pros and Cons of Laser Liposuction
Available privately and wait time is minimal
Laser lipo possibly reduce bruising since harsh suction is not the primary method of removal
Patients will possibly recover quicker than the traditional lipo
Typically, more expensive than ordinary lipo
Risks of burns and more bruising, depending on the patient’s skin sensitivity
Risk of allergic reaction to medications and material used
Skin necrosis (dead skin)
Skin area treated may look bumpy or withered
What Type of Laser Lipo Procedures are Available?
Vaser Lipo employs ultrasonic technology rather than lasers and can be targeted on a specific area. It claims not to damage other tissue.
Smart Lipo suction removes smaller amounts of fat without the need to be sedated. Lasers are used internally to limit the recovery time.
Ultrasonic Lipo uses concentrated sound waves to break down fat.
Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Lipo Colorado Springs?
You must usually be over 18 and in good general health.
You should maintain a healthy diet and exercise regime.
Fat must be in certain specific body areas.
Older people may find skin stays saggy. From the age of 35, a person starts to lose collagen and elastin in skin. As a result, excessive skin laxity may not be conducive to liposuction alone. However, there are some skin conditions, including cellulite, dimpling, and scarring from previous surgeries, that may be improved with laser liposuction.
Cost of Laser Lipo
Prices vary by region and in Colorado Springs, they are relatively reasonable. Depending on the area to be treated and if you are having multiple areas, these all play a part in the cost.