Where Does The Fat Go After Laser Liposuction?

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When you think of liposuction, you are probably focused on getting rid of fat for good. You may be surprised to learn, however, that the fat removed during liposuction can actually be used to enhance other parts of your body. What’s more, laser liposuction can actually remove fat, purify it, and prepare it for transfer in one simple process with less downtime and fewer side effects compared to traditional liposuction! The exceptional team at Body Bar MD, led by board-certified physician Dr. Christy Watson, is the only group in Indiana approved to use the cutting-edge Alma BeautiFill® laser liposuction system and offers it at both of their convenient locations in Terre Haute and Carmel, IN. Discover how laser lipo works, including where it can be used, what happens to the harvested fat, and what life-changing results may be possible for you.

What is laser lipo?

Laser liposuction, sometimes referred to as laser fat reduction, is an innovative procedure designed to remove stubborn pockets of fat with less downtime and fewer side effects compared to traditional liposuction. In addition to being a fantastic option for minimally invasive fat pocket removal, laser lipo also boosts collagen production for a youthful skin tightening effect. When performed using the FDA-approved Alma BeautiFill technology, laser liposuction with Dr. Christy offers both fat reduction and fat transfer in a single procedure.

How is laser liposuction performed?

Dr. Christy is proud to offer laser liposuction in Carmel and Terre Haute, IN at both of Body Bar MD’s state-of-the-art facilities. During a laser lipo treatment, which typically takes about 1 – 2 hours and is performed while the patient is under local anesthesia, patients will lie comfortably in one of our procedure rooms. The treatment sites are cleansed, and Dr. Christy will then insert a thin tube, or cannula, through tiny incisions in the skin. The Alma BeautiFill system then works to extract unwanted fat cells and purify them for transfer to another area. Once the harvested fat has been prepared, Dr. Christy will inject it into the desired location in thin, meticulous layers in order to sculpt a stunning, natural-looking new contour.

Where is laser liposuction used on the body?

It is important to keep in mind that laser lipo has two treatment locations: the area of fat removal and the fat transfer site. Some of the most common areas for laser fat reduction include:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Flanks
  • Butt
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Ankles
  • Face

Once these fat cells have been removed using laser lipo, they are often transferred to one or more of the following areas:

  • Face
  • Cheeks
  • Breasts
  • Buttocks

During our initial consultation for Terre Haute or Carmel, IN laser liposuction, Dr. Christy will evaluate your areas of concern, discuss your personal goals, answer all of your questions, and help determine how laser lipo can best benefit you.

How long does laser liposuction last?

The fat cells removed during laser liposuction will not return to their original site. However, remaining fat cells in the area can become enlarged with weight gain, and brand-new fat cells can develop. When transferred to another location, the majority of fat cells will survive, though a small percentage will likely die during the process. Dr. Christy accounts for this loss rate when calculating how much fat to transfer during each procedure. Laser lipo patients should also keep in mind that weight fluctuation can affect both the liposuction and fat transfer sites. Without a doubt, the best way to maintain your laser lipo results for many years is to avoid significant weight fluctuation.

Get the benefits of two procedures in one with laser liposuction and fat transfer in Indiana

If you are frustrated by stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise but want to avoid the downtime and side effects associated with plastic surgery, then laser liposuction may be right for you. And if being able to use your harvested fat to actually improve another part of your body sounds intriguing, that is all the more reason to consider this exciting – and often life-changing – procedure. Call the Body Bar MD team at either of our locations in Carmel or Terre Haute, IN to schedule your private consultation with board-certified physician and healthcare expert Dr. Christy Watson, and discover how laser liposuction can give you the gorgeous physique you’ve always wanted with trimming and plumping in one easy step!

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