Laser LIPO (Laser Liposuction)
Virginia Laser Lipo inVirginia
Impressions Medispa in Vienna, Virginia is thrilled to introduce our Laser Lipo. Treatment for those in need of body sculpting or laser lipo in Virginia with minimal side effects. Laser Lipo is a laser based liposuction treatment commonly used for the abdomen, thighs, upper and lower back, and the flanks performed right in our Vienna office. It is also suitable for the face, neck and chin. The selective nature of the laser allows patients to recover considerably sooner than the traditional liposuction procedures. In most cases, the patient is able to return to work in one to two days. This is a drastic improvement in the down time from traditional fat reduction procedures.
What is it?
Laser Lipo or otherwise known as “Slim” is an acronym for Selective Laser Induced Melting. The body sculpting laser is uniquely designed to send a wavelength of light and dissolve adipose (fat) tissue in large anatomical areas. The SlimLipo system is different from traditional liposuction. It uses a laser to rupture skin cells instead of a cannula (long tube with a hole at the end) to break them up, and results in significantly less blood loss, bruising, and less contour deformities. In addition, the minimally invasive procedure gives more accurate results and is able to minimize downtime.
Another benefit of Laser Lipo body sculpting is the doctor is able to use local anesthesia for the procedure instead of putting the patient under general anesthesia. This drastically decreases the cost than traditional liposuction and also decreases the downtime. Most patients just need to take 1-2 days off of work.
How does the procedure work?
The Laser Lipos laser first liquefies the fat and fat cells before removal. The specialized laser only targets adipose tissue, so other cells are unaffected by the procedure. This method ensures less bruising, less swelling, and ultimately a swift recovery. It also results in a very smooth contour because the only cells removed are fat cells.
The procedure begins with the surgeon injecting the desired area with large amounts of diluted local anesthetic. The substance makes the tissue swollen and firm. The surgeon then makes several small incisions, and injects larger amounts of local anesthesia. The very small laser liposuction cannula (approximately 1.0 mm to 2.0 mm in diameter) is inserted in the incisions and moved carefully back and forth. As the cannula moves back and forth, the laser works to liquefy the fat cells and then the small tip of the cannula suctions them out. The patient is awake, alert, and comfortable during this surgery.
What happens after the procedure?
After surgery, the patient is required to have a driver to take them home. The medical staff will give pre-surgery and post-surgery recommendations, as well as a prescription if necessary. For the maximum results, it is essential to follow all instructions. The staff may instruct minimal movement, dietary restrictions, or bathing directions for the next few days.
If you are looking for a minimally invasive, quick recovery with excellent results, Laser Lipo sculpting is an excellent option. It has all the benefits of traditional liposuction, without most of the downfalls. The FDA has approved the SlimLipo body sculpting laser for laser-assisted lipolysis. It is the first laser of its kind to receive this approval. The procedure has become very popular because of the low cost, quick recovery, and excellent results. We provide services for the Northern Virginia area, including Mclean and Fairfax, Virginia. Come see us for a free consultation!
Is Laser Lipo and Laser Body Sculpting Right For Me?
SlimLipo is for men and women with areas of unwanted fat they want to get rid of quickly — particularly challenging areas that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Our SlimLipo physician will help you determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure but typically our patients are:
- In good physical health and regularly exercise
- Within about 35 pounds of their ideal weight
- Looking to target localized, stubborn fat deposits
Laser Lipo may be the right body sculpting choice for you if you are looking for:
- A minimally-invasive treatment to remove excess fat build-up in a particular area of the body.
- A fat removal treatment that requires limited downtime.
- Permanent removal of the treated fat cells from specific areas of your body
“No matter how much I worked out or how much weight I lost. I always carried my weight around my mid section. I did Laser Liposuction to reduce my abdomen and I love the results. I have lost 6 inches in 3 months!” Virginia Laser Lipo Client Francine A.
“After having 3 children in a course of 5 years, my lower abdomen had a lot of fat and loose skin and my hips seemed to bulge after each pregnancy. I did not want to do abdominoplasty (because of the large scars, risks and downtime) so I decided on Slim Lip. I cannot believe how much improvement I see my abdomen is a lot tighter and my love handles are gone.” Virginia Laser Lipo Client Lauren T.
“I am 5’5 and 138 lbs, I am pretty fit and I work out 5 days a week. However, I always felt that I had a boyish figure. I did not have a waist or shape on my bottom, so I decided to try Slim Lipo which my friend had recommended. I am more than pleased with the outcome. I have a waist and more shape to my behind.” Virginia Laser Lipo Client Paola
“My double chin is hereditary. I have always carried more weight under my chin even though I am a healthy guy. After much internet research I came across Slim Lipo and decided to give it a try When the physician saw me he did tell me that I do carry enough fat to suction for the chin. Now post 4 months I am very happy with the fat reduction. My brother has the same problem noticed the results and he is going to do it too.” Michael S.
“I have been fed up with having such huge arms and tummy for a long time. Every time I get the courage to workout and start my diet and working regiment, after few short weeks I fall of the track because my goal seems so far away. Having done the Slim Lipo for my upper arms and tummy I have seen a huge reduction and it has given me the boost to stay on track and do more to be in the best shape of my life”. Virginia Laser Lipo Client Gina, P