That stubborn fat in your midsection is refusing to go away despite everything you’ve tried. Your friends tell you about liposuction, but just the description of a traditional liposuction procedure makes you worried. Does that mean that you have to give up on a better-looking figure?

Thankfully, no! New technology in the field of liposuction has made it possible to get less invasive liposuction in the form of Slim Lipo.

What Is Slim Lipo?

Slim Lipo uses laser liposuction to melt away that unwanted fat. This method has a lower incidence of side effects and a shorter recovery time compared to the traditional method.

The laser energy liquefies the fat while simultaneously tightening the skin, making it a two-in-one procedure. It only requires local anesthesia, so no general anesthesia will be necessary.

Slim Lipo is very effective for reducing fat and tightening the skin in the abdomen, thighs, hips, flanks, buttocks, arms, neck, and chin. It results in tighter skin, reduces cellulite, and removes fat from selected areas.

This procedure requires smaller incisions than traditional liposuction, results in hardly any skin irregularities or bumps, and has significantly less bruising and blood loss.

What Happens During the Procedure?

The surgeon makes small incisions after the local anesthetic takes effect. Through these incisions, the laser and fat-suctioning device is inserted. Wavelengths of 924 nm and 975 nm are emitted through the cannulae of the device, and this energy liquefies the fat.

The fat is then suctioned out, contouring the area. Once the fat is removed, the laser energy may be used to stimulate the collagen, which causes the skin to contract and firm up.

During the procedure, you won’t feel much due to the anesthetic, except for a light pressure that is completely tolerable. The procedure could require a couple of hours to perform, depending on the area and the extent of the treatment.

Who Is Eligible for Slim Lipo?

Anyone who wants to come in for this treatment must have good physical health and shouldn’t be more than 25 pounds overweight. You can’t expect to lose weight using this procedure; this is specifically effective for losing minor stubborn fat in certain areas.

What Is the Recovery Period Like?

During the Slim Lipo healing period, you can expect to feel some pain, light bruising, and soreness for up to a week in the area that is treated. Doctors may ask you to wear a compression garment, depending on the area that has been treated. You will need to wear this garment for a couple of weeks to ensure that the swelling is kept under control.

As the swelling begins to reduce, you will see more of the results of your treatment. You can see the complete results of your Slim Lipo procedure within three to six months from the date of treatment. You will need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and exercise regularly to maintain the new body shape you acquire through this procedure.

Slim Lipo – The Ideal Choice

Slim Lipo is significantly less painful, has a quicker recovery period, and can produce the same or better results than traditional liposuction, so if you are worried about your inches, melt them away with Slim Lipo.

To get started, contact the office of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Patrick Felice and set up your consultation.