How Does Liposuction Work?

This laser-assisted lipolysis procedure is performed using a small cannula (or tube) about the size of the tip of a pen, which is inserted under the skin. The laser delivers energy directly to the fat cells through the cannula, causing them to rupture. The liquefied fat is then gently suctioned out. New collagen is produced, resulting in tissue tightening. Liposuction can also create a high definition, sculpted look by defining waistlines in women and abdominal muscles in men (six pack).The three laser wavelengths allow your physician to customize treatments based on the nature of your concerns.

Local anesthetic is typically used with our liposuction treatments, meaning you’re awake during the procedure. That’s a real plus because it leads to faster, easier recoveries.

Because liposuction can sometimes leave behind loose skin after fat removal, combining liposuction and BodyTite treatments often delivers the best results. BodyTite can remove excess skin and improve skin laxity after liposuction fat reduction.


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Is there a recovery period?

Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure, which usually requires only local anesthesia. Some light bruising may occur, but you’ll be able to return to normal activities within a day or two.

How do I know if liposuction is right for me?

The best candidates for liposuction are women and men who are not significantly overweight, but have accumulated fat deposits—such as love handles, flabby upper arms, excess neck or facial fat or fat on the lower torso. A consultation with a liposuction physician can provide you with the best information.


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**Single treatment of average reduction in fat volume as measured by MRI; Clinical and Histological Evaluations of a 1060nm Laser Device for Non-Invasive Fat Reduction – John W. Decorato, MD., F A C S. Rafael Sierra, Ph.D., Bo Chen, Ph.D., Westford, MA, 2014

*All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.