Laser Liposuction to Help with Stubborn Areas of Fat
Putting on weight is extremely easy to do, but losing it is a nightmare! It never comes off as quickly as it seems to go on and sometimes there are stubborn areas where you just can’t shift the fat no matter how much you diet or exercise. Some people even have these pockets of fat in certain places even when they never put on weight anywhere else and despite the fact that they live a healthy lifestyle. If this sounds like you and you’ve tried everything you can, then you might be interested in our laser liposuction London treatment.
Laser liposuction, also known as SmartLipo UK is one of the latest developments in technology for fat removal. It uses a laser to quickly break down and dissolve the fat, while tightening the surrounding skin at the same time, and it can be used on almost any area of the body. It is a minimally invasive surgical procedure and so simply requires a short visit to our cosmetic surgery London clinic in Harley Street, with no overnight hospital stays or general anaesthetic required.
Compared with traditional liposuction, SmartLipo is much more preferable because it is a less invasive and physical procedure. A local rather than general anaesthetic is used and there is no scraping of fat involved. Instead, it is just a laser which is deployed to dissolve those pockets of fat. As the process is less physical, this means it can also be used on areas which are closer to vital organs and critical arteries, including the neck, inner thighs and upper abdomen.
Another advantage of SmartLipo over traditional is that the recovery process is much quicker. The procedure is more or less pain-free, with just some minimal bruising. This is because the procedure is minimally invasive and is a much more gentle way of removing fat. This means that the body suffers less trauma and so is not as bruised or swollen. You can usually return to work in just 24 hours
Shortly after your treatment, you will notice that the treated area will start to appear tighter. Over the following few weeks, the skin will start to adjust to the area’s new shape, giving you great proportions and contours. This is different to traditional liposuction, which can leave behind loose and saggy skin. With SmartLipo, however, the laser also stimulates collagen production in the skin as well as breaking down fat, so it tightens and tones from the inside. Some people are under the mistaken impression that once they have had a liposuction treatment, the fat can never return to this area. This isn’t strictly true, however. While the effects are long lasting, if you have a significant weight gain, the fat will return. But with a healthy diet and regular exercise, this shouldn’t happen.
It is also important to point out that any form of liposuction is not an alternative to other weight loss methods. It is designed to help remove stubborn areas that are resistant to diet and exercise and not provide an alternative solution.