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Laser Liposuction: What To Expect

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Laser liposuction is exactly what it sounds like: liposuction of the body performed using a laser to break up and dissolve fat tissue in the body for tighter skin and more attractive contouring of the body. If you have always wanted to tone your body or reshape your skin after weight loss, then this may be a procedure that will work for you. Here is what you can expect from laser lipo to help you decide if this is the best fat loss method for your needs.

Multiple treatments 

Unlike traditional liposuction, laser lipo doesn't yield instantaneous results on some patients. If you have a lot of fat to lose from your body, you may have to undergo many procedures to get the results you want. Some types of laser liposuction require 8 or more sessions to get the final results you need. This is still beneficial, however, as in-between sessions you are able to go back to work as normal since you are not having any type of invasive work done. To determine how many laser lipo sessions you will need, you will want to get a consultation from a doctor.

Less downtime

Traditional liposuction requires a few days to a few months of recovery time, based on how much work was done on the patient. Since laser liposuction does not require anesthesia or cutting, you can go back to work and your regular lifestyle right away. This is a benefit many patients enjoy, as the main side effects of this type of lipo is minor bruising or swelling (you can purchase garments to help reduce swelling). You can have laser lipo done on your thighs, stomach, buttocks, upper arms, breasts, chin, and more without adverse side effects or recovery time.


The cost of laser lipo varies from surgeon to surgeon, depending on the type of laser lipo they are performing, where they are doing the lipo on your body, and whether or not you need to purchase garments to aid in healing or not. In general, laser fat reduction is comparable to traditional liposuction as far as cost. You can compare many specialists in your area to see which one will get you the best rate for your liposuction.

Getting laser lipo is a great way to tone your body and get rid of excess troublesome fat. It's wise to get a consultation with more than one specialist before undergoing the procedure. For more information, contact a location like Satori Body Contouring Day Spa.