How Much Fat Can Be Removed With Laser Liposuction?
Without a doubt, liposuction is one of the most popular and widely performed cosmetic procedures across the nation year after year. However, many men and women prefer a less invasive solution for stubborn fat removal that offers stunning results with fewer side effects and a shorter recovery period. For these patients, laser liposuction may be a fitting option. The award-winning team at Body Bar MD, led by board-certified physician Dr. Christine Kirkendol Watson (aka Dr. Christy) are proud to offer advanced laser liposuction with fat transfer in Carmel and Terre Haute, IN to help patients achieve – and exceed – their ultimate aesthetic goals in the most convenient way possible. Discover the benefits of laser lipo here, including how much fat you can expect to lose after surgery.
What is laser liposuction?
Laser liposuction is an exciting minimally invasive fat removal procedure that helps patients get rid of stubborn pockets of fat more efficiently, conveniently, and affordably than traditional liposuction surgery. Because laser lipo can be performed with local anesthesia right in our office, patients can avoid expensive operating room fees and the risks of general anesthesia. Furthermore, the specialized energy used to break up fat cells during liposuction makes them easier to remove, resulting in less bruising, swelling, and recovery time compared with conventional lipo.
Still, Dr. Christy takes this one step further by utilizing the highly specialized Alma BeautiFill® laser lipo fat transfer technology, which offers the added benefit of using the harvested fat to make enhancements to another area of the body all in the same procedure.
Where can laser lipo with fat transfer be used?
Common treatment sites for fat removal with laser liposuction include:
Once the fat has been harvested and purified in one swift step using the Alma BeautiFill® technology, it can be injected into another area of the patient’s body to restore lost volume or augment certain features, including:
- Thin lips
- Hollow cheeks
- Lines and wrinkles
- Deflated breasts
- Deflated butt
How much weight can you lose with laser lipo?
Patients considering laser lipo plus fat transfer should keep in mind that the procedure is not a substitute for weight loss. Ideal candidates for laser liposuction should already be at or near their goal weight but have stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise accordingly. While it may be possible to remove up to 5.0 liters of fat during a laser lipo procedure, the amount taken can vary based on the patient’s goals and how much fat is needed for fat transfer. For patients looking to enhance smaller areas with fat transfer, such as the lips or face, a smaller amount of fat can be harvested. Larger areas, such as the buttocks or breasts, will require a larger volume of fat removal and transfer.
During your initial consultation for laser lipo with fat transfer in Terre Haute or Carmel, IN, Dr. Christy will carefully evaluate your areas of concern, discuss your ideal outcome, and determine how much fat can safely and appropriately be removed.
Does laser lipo permanently remove fat?
The fat cells removed during laser lipo will not return to the body. However, this does not necessarily mean the cosmetic outcome of laser liposuction is permanent. The most important factor in maintaining your laser lipo fat transfer results over a long period of time is to avoid significant weight fluctuation, which can adversely affect or even reverse your results.
Trim fat from one area and plump up another feature with laser lipo plus fat transfer in Carmel, IN
Are you frustrated by stubborn fat in some places but have noticed a loss of volume in others? If so, laser liposuction with fat transfer may be the solution you’ve been searching for. Call the knowledgeable team at Body Bar MD, with convenient locations in Carmel and Terre Haute, IN, to schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified physician Dr. Christy Watson today. We look forward to helping you get the stunning figure of your dreams in a single procedure with laser lipo plus fat transfer!