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If you are looking for a quick, comfortable way to sculpt areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise - such as the chin, neck, arms, flanks, abdomen, knees, hips, waist, thighs, buttocks, and male chest - Laser Lipolysis may be a good option for you. Whether you're looking for an alternative or a compliment to traditional liposuction, Laser Lipolysis is an excellent way to expertly address stubborn fat while firming skin. This is an ideal solution for reasonably fit candidates who have localized pockets of stubborn fat.

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Why would someone choose laser lipolysis over traditional liposuction?
Laser Lipolysis allows for a faster recovery time than traditional Liposuction. You can generally return tonormal activity within a few days rather than weeks. Laser Lipolysis does not require deep sedation or general anesthesia; instead, the treatment is done under local anesthetic. The treatment is quick, visible results are rapid, and downtime, bruising and discomfort are minimal.

How does laser lipolysis work?
Laser Lipolysis is achieved using Sciton's ProLipo Plus, a minimally invasive, laser-assisted lipolysis system. ProLipo delivers laser energy directly to areas of body fat through a slender fiber , liquefying thefatcells while contouring the body. The final result is the removal of targeted body fat and a firm, moreattractive body contour.

What can I expect during treatment?
Laser Lipolysis is done in a procedure room setting under local anesthesia rather than in a hospital or surgical center setting with deep sedation or general anesthesia. During the procedure, you will feel a little pressure. You may feel some slight discomfort but little to no pain; the sensation is comparable to a deep-tissue massage. 

How many treatments are required? Will I see results after one treatment?
Typically, only one treatment is required. Results are typically visible very soon after the treatment and will continue to improve over several months, with full results in one year.

What type of aftercare is needed?
You will likely experience only minimal bruising and discomfort after the Laser Lipolysis treatment, and can expect to return to normal activities within a couple of days of the treatment. Discomfort should be treatable with acetaminophen (Tylenol). Your physician may suggest wearing a compression garment for a brief period.

How soon can I exercise?
Before beginning any exercise routine after PAL and Laser Lipolysis (ProLipo) treatment, it is important to consult with your physician. Most patients can resume normal activity within 24 to 48 hours post-procedure. Patients can begin to increase their level of activity within two weeks of their Liposuction, but vigorous exercise should be avoided for at least the first month to give the body time to heal.

Will fat return after liposuction?
Liposuction removes fat cells from specific areas of the body. Those fat cells will not return; however, if the patient does not maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine, remaining fat cells could expand and lend to weight gain across all areas of the body. The areas that were contoured with Liposuction will have a reduced capacity for fat production.

Many people who are considering Liposuction believe they no longer have to exercise and watch what they eat following the procedure, that they will be able to maintain their new streamlined figure without effort. However, no procedure can replace a healthy lifestyle. Studies show that patients who do not follow a healthy diet after PAL and Laser Lipolysis (ProLipo) are three times more likely to gain weight, while patients who do not exercise are four times more likely to gain weight.

While PAL and Laser Lipolysis (ProLipo) are excellent ways to reduce excess body fat in specific areas, the removal of certain fat cells is by no means a guarantee against weight gain. Adults have a fixed number of fat cells in their bodies, so the fat cells removed will not regenerate. However, if a patient does not observe a healthy diet and exercise routine after PAL and Laser Lipolysis (ProLipo), the remaining fat cells can still grow and contribute to weight gain. They are more apt to gain weight in areas of their bodies that were not problematic, where fat cells were left unaltered. The most successful and satisfied patients are those who use their PAL procedure as motivation to develop healthier eating and exercise habits.

Should I follow a diet after liposuction?
Many patients use PAL and Laser Lipolysis (ProLipo) as a way to jump-start a healthier lifestyle, using their physical and financial investment in the procedure as motivation to take better care of their bodies. Keep in mind that this procedure is not a cure for weight gain and does not change a patient’s metabolism. While excessive dieting is not a good idea, a healthy diet is essential. You can refer to our Transitions Weight Management page for information on classes or one-on-one coaching.

Does liposuction take care of cellulite?
Cellulite removal with Liposuction is not completely effective, although Liposuction may diminish the appearance of cellulite slightly. Cellulite is caused by many factors, which liposuction cannot change, such as age, genetics, gender, and thickness of the skin.

Will liposuction tighten up loose skin?
Liposuction by itself will not tighten loose skin which is why we combine Laser Lipolysis with PAL. For optimal results we recommend SkinTyte (BroadBand Light) for skin tightening before and after the PAL and Laser Lipolysis treatment. 

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