How long does it take to perform a laser lipo procedure?

Depending on the size of the treated area, the procedure can last from less than an hour to several hours. Because the incision is small, no sutures are needed and scarring is minimal. In some cases, the scars are not visible at all. The patient can return home soon after treatment.

You can return to work in 1 to 3 days, resume light exercise after a week, and return to more intense activities in two weeks. It takes time (about six weeks) to see the final results of the treatment. After that, you should have a noticeable sculpture in the area that was treated. Some people need more than one treatment for optimal results.

On average, the procedure lasts 2 to 3 hours per session. On average, laser lipo sessions last approximately one hour per area. They may last a little longer, depending on the area where the procedure is being performed. American Lipo Centers is a management and marketing organization for plastic and aesthetic surgeons who perform laser and tumescent liposuction services, and all services are performed by licensed physicians.

Whatever the reason, a new procedure called laser-assisted liposuction (also known as laser lipolysis or laser liposuction) may be right for you. The lipo laser shrinks fat cells and does not damage them, unlike liposuction and CoolSculpting, which permanently change the structure of the cell. However, if you have benign fatty tumors called subcutaneous lipomas under the skin, insurance may cover the user with laser liposuction to remove them. Common risks and side effects of laser liposuction include pain or numbness in the treatment area, discomfort, and sagging or discolored skin.

And while the results of laser liposuction are immediate, the results of CoolSculpting take several weeks (and up to two months) to notice. Non-invasive treatments, such as CoolSculpting, can sometimes be combined with laser liposuction for more dramatic results. Laser liposuction involves many of the same risks and side effects as traditional liposuction, but on a smaller scale.

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