How Does Laser Liposuction Differ From Traditional Liposuction?

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For countless men and women, stubborn pockets of fat have caused a years-long struggle. Many of these same patients also experience volume loss in other areas as a result of the aging process. With two conflicting concerns – too much fat in some places and not enough in others – it is understandable to become frustrated. While liposuction and grafting certainly offer an effective solution, many men and women don’t want to incur the cost and downtime associated with traditional surgery. For these patients, laser liposuction with fat transfer offers a minimally invasive alternative that can provide stunning, long-lasting results with convenience.

The expert team at Body Bar MD, led by board-certified physician and wellness expert Dr. Christy Watson, is proud to offer the cutting-edge Alma BeautiFill® laser liposuction and fat transfer technology in Carmel and Terre Haute, IN to help patients rid themselves of stubborn fat in problem areas and enhance other areas with a single procedure. Learn more about laser liposuction here, including how it compares to traditional liposuction and why it may be the perfect solution for you.

What is laser liposuction with fat transfer?

Laser liposuction with fat transfer using the Alma BeautiFill system is a unique process designed to efficiently harvest, purify, and transfer fat from one area to another. This technique is ideal for patients who would like to trim fat in a troublesome spot and restore lost volume elsewhere. Common areas where laser liposuction with fat transfer is performed include:

Liposuction sites:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Flanks
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Neck
  • Chin
  • Knees

Fat transfer sites:

  • Lips
  • Face
  • Cheeks
  • Breasts
  • Buttocks

How does laser liposuction with fat transfer work?

During laser liposuction and fat transfer, which is performed while the patient is under local anesthesia and takes about 1 – 2 hours, patients will lie comfortably in one of our private treatment rooms where Dr. Christy and her team will prepare both treatment areas. To begin, a cannula will be inserted at the site of fat removal, and laser energy will help to efficiently break up the fat. The advanced Alma BeautiFill technology will then purify and prepare the fat for transfer into the second treatment site.

Following laser lipo and fat transfer, patients should experience mild swelling, bruising, and redness, though these symptoms typically resolve quickly. In fact, patients who receive treatment in a smaller area, such as the lips, are usually able to return to work within 1 – 2 days. For larger treatment areas, like the buttocks, patients may require about 7 – 10 days off of work.

What’s the difference between laser lipo and regular liposuction?

One of the most compelling differences between traditional liposuction and laser liposuction is that laser lipo is actually designed to preserve the fat and maximize the efficiency and success of a fat transfer procedure. Traditional liposuction, on the other hand, is typically performed simply to destroy and remove fat. Another unique advantage of laser liposuction is that the energy used to break up or liquefy the fat cells makes the material much easier to remove, meaning there is less trauma to the surrounding tissues and recovery is often much quicker. Furthermore, laser liposuction is typically performed while the patient is under local anesthesia, cutting down on the expense and downtime associated with traditional liposuction and general anesthesia.

Do I qualify for laser liposuction in Carmel or Terre Haute, IN?

The best way to determine with certainty if laser liposuction with fat transfer can benefit you is to be evaluated by a qualified, certified, and experienced physician. Ideal candidates for the procedure should be:

  • In good health
  • Nonsmoker
  • At a healthy, stable weight
  • Have concerns about stubborn areas of fat
  • Have enough available fat to harvest for transfer
  • Have realistic expectations for their results

Get all the benefits of two procedures in one with laser liposuction and fat transfer near you

If you are ready to say goodbye to stubborn fat and enhance your face, lips, breast, or butt at the same time, laser liposuction with fat transfer may be the solution you’ve been searching for. Call your convenient Body Bar MD location in Terre Haute or Carmel, IN to schedule your private consultation with renowned board-certified physician Dr. Christy Watson today, and learn how laser lipo can give you the sleek, smooth, sexy contour you’ve always wanted!

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