Lipotherme is a safe and effective procedure that liquefies the fat before the fat removal. The thermal effect produced by the FDA-approved laser causes tissue contraction, which results in smooth and tightened skin with a more contoured appearance.
The clinical term for this type of procedure is laser-assisted lipolysis (also called laser lipolysis or laser lipo for short) which is an evolution of traditional liposuction.
How Does Lipotherme Work?
Adley will first administer a mild numbing agent to the targeted body zone. Then a small metal tube called a cannula is inserted under the skin and a tiny laser beam is fired. Adley moves the cannula back and forth. As the laser warms your fat cells, it creates a thermal effect.
Fat cells, which are highly receptive to thermal energy, are liquefied and removed permanently. As an added benefit of Lipotherme, the heat produced during the treatment tightens your skin, creating a more balanced skin texture for you.
Lipotherme is the ideal body shaping tool for reducing localized fat deposits in areas that are resistant to exercise and diet. Lipotherme allows Adley to selectively target unwanted fat deposits and eliminate them. You’ll see an overall circumference reduction in the targeted zone, as well as skin tightening in the treated area.
We will take the time to learn about your individual goals and will create a customized treatment plan for your optimal results.
- can be performed under local anesthesia
- minimally invasive
- results in skin tightening
- minimal discomfort
- permanently removes treated fat
• Less trauma
• Reduced scarring
• Less time required to complete the procedure
• Fat removal and skin tightening benefits
• Minimized downtime
• Reduced risk
- Waist (love handles)
- Back (bra line)
- Thighs (inner and outer)
- Hips (saddle bags)
- Face (neck, chin and cheeks)
- Arms (back of arms)
Lipotherme and liposuction are both highly effective procedures for the removal of unwanted fat. However, Lipotherme laser lipolysis is a minimally-invasive procedure with virtually no downtime.
Traditional liposuction is considered a more invasive procedure and may require several days of downtime. Lipotherme is excellent for treating certain areas that traditional liposuction doesn’t treat easily, such as the bra line, under the chin, above the knees and ankles.
Depending on your goals and physical condition, Lipotherme can be an alternative to traditional liposuction, or Adley may recommend a combination of Lipotherme with traditional liposculpture (laser liposuction Port St Lucie).
Performing the Lipotherme Laser Procedure
A mild minimally invasive laser is used to heat the tissues to reach therapeutic temperature through a microscopic incision of 3mm. Since the incision is minimal, there are no sutures. The principle of Lipotherme exploits the high thermal absorptivity of fat cells.
Fat deposits within the cell liquefy on absorbing the thermal energy of the laser beam resulting in permanent removal. The small incision also ensures that there are no deformities or corrective follow-ups after the initial procedure is completed.
As compared to traditional liposuction methods, Lipothereme does not lead to skin loosening. Using traditional liposuction techniques may lead to loosening skin. With Lipotherme, however, your skin will not loosen after the procedure.
Lipotherme is effective in the selective removal of fatty deposits from the tummy, arms, legs, chest, neck, chin, flanks, calves, buttocks, and knees. The procedure can also be used to minimize stretch marks and facilitate the removal of cellulite.
We will first administer local tumescent anesthesia to the treatment area(s) after you have received IV sedation. This tumescent fluid not only loosens up your fat, it numbs the area so you will experience minimal or no discomfort. This tumescent fluid will also constrict your blood vessels so you will experience very little bleeding. Additionally, your fat that is swollen by the tumescent fluid becomes an excellent target for the laser, resulting in fat breakdown.
The fat that is liquefied by the tiny 1 mm laser fiber is removed by a small metal tube called a cannula that is inserted beneath the skin. The Lipotherme Laser beam is then employed to tighten the skin. Because of the thermal effect from the Lipotherme Laser, tightening of the skin occurs in the weeks and months after your procedure.
How Soon Will I See Results & How Long Will My Results Last?
Typically, you’ll see dramatic improvement within 1 to 2 weeks after the treatment, but some areas such as the neck and jaw can show even faster results. Because healing and metabolism rates are different with everyone, your results following a Lipotherme treatment usually require 12 to 16 weeks to become fully apparent and improvement continues to be seen for several months.
How Safe is Laser Lipo?
Lipotherme is a safe procedure. There are no associated risks or complications. The procedure is painless. There are no side effects like bleeding, sagging skin, or bruising. The procedure is not recommended for pregnant women or those who are taking certain medications. Consult an expert to learn more about the procedure.
After Laser Lipo What to Expect?
Post procedure there is no bleeding or scarring. Patients can resume their normal daily activities the next day. Post-surgery compressive wear is recommended for a maximum period of a few weeks. Refrain from any physically strenuous activities for a few days after the surgery.
Results are visible as soon as the procedure is performed. There is also instantaneous contraction of lose skin. Depending on your physiology, there is a significant improvement in the results over the next few months. Skin looks firmer and smooth, minus any irregularities.
The Liptherme laser treatment can provide permanent results in patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle and a stable weight. Any significant changes in weight that exceed fifteen to twenty pounds can reverse the effects of the procedure.
Is Lipotherme a One Time Treatment?
Lipotherme treatments are considered “one-time” treatments. In adults, fat cells don’t grow back once they have been removed. If you gain weight after having Lipotherme, the excess fat will accumulate in areas where you did not have the treatment.
Lipotherme Down Time
Typically, you can resume many activities the day after your treatment. It is recommended you wait several days before resuming strenuous activity such as exercising, however.
Who Can Get Laser Lipo?
The procedure of laser liposuction is ideal for every adult male and female who wishes to remove excess fat or lose skin. This is not a replacement treatment for obesity but as a last resort when lifestyle changes do not lead to any significant improvement.
Apart from being a tool of fat removal, Lipotherme Laser is ideal for patients with cellulite, deformities from a failed liposuction procedure, lose skin, mild stretch marks and for muscle definition.
Who Cannot Get Laser Lipo?
Yes. Laser Lipotherme, like liposuction and liposculpture, is not a weight reduction procedure and is best suited for patients with isolated pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Adley sees his best results in patients who are at or near their ideal weight. Patients with BMI’s between 30-35 are “borderline” candidates, while morbidly obese patients with BMI’s of 40 or more are not candidates for this procedure.
Women who are pregnant should not undergo Lipotherme.
Adley will advise you of any potential health risks and determine your suitability for this procedure at the time of your private consultation.
We has extensive experience performing the Lipotherme Laser liposuction procedure, and can recommend a combination of Lipotherme with liposculpture to meet your specific body shaping goals.
If you’re interested in removing excess fat, the Lipotherme laser can be the thing you need to finally get the body you have always wanted. Contact us to schedule a consultation.