Liposculpture is used to reshape one or more areas of your body, not as a method of reducing body weight. Liposuction & liposculpture is typically used on body areas that have not responded well to diet and exercise.
Common Treatment Areas
- Thighs and legs
- Hips and back
- Upper arms
- Waist and stomach/abdomen
- Upper arms
How does Laser Liposuction work?
As with conventional liposculpture, Laser Assisted Lipolysis is performed under Tumescent anaesthetic (local anaesthetic). There is one fundamental difference though.
Laser Assisted Lipolysis is performed in just one combined step. Once the Tumescent anaesthetic is allowed to settle, a specialised “Alma” Mercedes Cannula (which contains the Laser “radial fibre”) is used to gently laser and simultaneously suction the fat. The melting of the fat is so effective that the surgeon need only use gentle “violin stroke” motions to melt the fat with the laser fibre and simultaneously suction the fat out.
As a result, there is less bruising and post-operative discomfort and patients will have a reduced recovery period.
Liposuction for Lipoedema
Lipoedema (alternate spelling: lipedema) is a chronic progressive condition characterised by the abnormal and excessive accumulation of the fatty tissue, generally in the lower legs and thighs. Other areas frequently affected by lipoedema include the buttocks, thighs, lower legs and ankles. Without treatment such as liposuction, the symptoms of lipoedema will grow progressively worse over time. Because it is a progressive condition, the majority of patients suffering from lipoedema will eventually suffer from obesity, poor mobility, lower leg tenderness and skin hypersensitivity as their condition progresses.