If you can’t seem to win the battle against the unwanted fat on your tummy or flanks, laser lipo may be the answer for you. Laser lipo is an outpatient fat reduction procedure that is done under local anesthesia. But is laser liposuction safe since it’s done under local anesthesia.
Laser lipo is a fat removal procedure that involves the use of laser technology. The lasers are typically used to break down the fat cells, which are then suctioned out. Laser lipo is less invasive than traditionalliposuction, and there is therefore less pain and downtime associated with the procedure.
SmartLipo is one of the more popular laser lipo alternatives. SmartLipo is a cutting-edge treatment that uses a local anesthesia. The laser heats the fat cells causing them to rupture and liquefy, and they are then drained away. The heat from the laser has the additional effect of stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which helps to tighten the skin.
SmartLipo can take an hour or more, it really depends on the size of the area being treated.
Is laser lipo safe under local anesthesia?
Laser liposuction options like SmartLipo can be safely performed under local anesthesia. However, patients should ensure that they visit a board certified cosmetic or plastic surgeon to have the procedure done. Although laser lipo is a usually safe, complications can arise as with any other type of procedure. It is therefore vital that patients choose a qualified surgeon, and ensure that the laser lipo will be performed at an accredited medical facility.
SmartLipo is available at the Langdon Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, located in Guilford, CT.
Call 844-551-9880 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Langdon.