Laser Liposuction vs. Traditional Liposuction

When it comes to fat reduction understanding the difference between traditional Liposuction and Laser Liposuction is necessary in order to make the right decision for your particular needs.  It is important to understand what each procedure entails.

Traditional Liposuction (Lipo)

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) describes Liposuction or Lipoplasty as a surgical procedure that removes excess fat from specific body areas. This procedure is typically used to contour the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, and other areas where diet and exercise alone haven’t produced the patient’s desired outcome.

This is an invasive surgery that takes place in a surgery center. You will be under anesthesia, have a recuperation period, and must wear a compression garment post-surgery. Expect post-op pain, bruising, and recovery depends on following your post-op instructions diligently. Risks include infection, bruising, pain, possible organ damage, and significant recovery time.

The average cost of Liposuction starts at $3,637 for the surgeon’s fee. Additional fees for anesthesia, operating room facilities, medical tests, xrays, post-surgery compression garments, and prescriptions will also be added—a total cost of $20,000 or more easily.

Areas that can be treated:

Abdomen and waist, back, calves and ankles, chest area, face, cheeks, chin and neck, hips and buttocks, inner knee, thighs, and upper arms.

What Liposuction Is Not

  • Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity.
  • It is not a substitute for a nutritionally balanced diet and a good exercise program. Without good nutrition, you can regain the weight you have removed with liposuction.
  • It is not an effective treatment for the elimination of cellulite
  • Additional surgeries may be required to tighten the extra skin if your skin is soft and thin from excessive weight loss, stretch marks, or the natural aging process.

Laser Liposuction

Laser Liposuction is a nonsurgical fat reduction procedure that uses heat from concentrated lasers to melt away unwanted fat.

At LightRx, our body contouring services use radio frequencies, low-level lasers, and pulsed magnetic fields, all to nonsurgically reduce the amount of fat or loose skin on specific areas of your body.

Our Laser Lipo uses the Venus Bliss, a lipolysis system used for laser liposuction and skin tightening. Our clinically validated technology focuses on patient care and comfort.  It uses low-level laser beams released through treatment pads to break down stored triglycerides into free fatty acids and glycerol.

These fatty acids and glycerol are then released into the body through cell membranes and transported to various tissues, which are broken down during post-treatment exercise. This process is permanent, and the fat cannot grow back once these cells are broken down and eliminated.

Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise is still important to keep the killed-off fat cells from no longer collecting fat. (Regular Liposuction also requires regular exercise and balanced nutrition to keep fat from reforming)

Non-invasive, FDA approved, clinically proven to work, easy, quick, safe, convenient, and comfortable. You can return to normal activity immediately without downtime or side effects. The best advantage is it’s affordable. Sessions start at just $99.

 Areas treated

Remove stubborn fat in the abdomen and thighs and persistent “love handles,” redefine your waistline, drop a dress size, fit into your favorite jeans, firm up the curve of your hips, and flatten your stomach.

Understanding Fat Cells

It is important to understand the role of fat cells in your body and why liposuction and laser liposuction require good nutrition and exercise post-procedure.

We are born with a finite number of fat cells in our body, and once those fat cells are destroyed by removing them through Liposuction or destroying them with laser heat from laser liposuction, we can never regrow more fat cells.

But we can shrink or enlarge our remaining fat cells. This is why paying attention to our diet and activity is important. By adopting a healthy lifestyle, you can ensure that your results will last.

What About the other non-invasive therapies?

If you’re sold on non-invasive fat reduction but confused about Coolsculpting and some of the other procedures you have heard about, these articles will clear up the confusion:

Laser Lipo vs. CoolSculpting or emsculpt vs. coolsculpting.

Does Laser Liposuction Really Work?

Laser Liposuction is an FDA-approved, proven process that works. Check out these before and after pictures to see for yourself.

Treatment results

Some clients see results a week after their first treatment, but typically our clients notice the most dramatic changes over the course of a 10-12 week treatment period. Actual timing depends on your personalized treatment plan and your goals.

Get Your Free Consultation

LightRx is your premier Med Salon for all your body contouring needs.  Our primary goal is to help you meet your goals with our laser fat reduction services. We want you to be comfortable taking the next step.

Get your free consultation today, and together we will design a personalized plan that meets your needs.

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