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Laser Lipo: Benefits And Recovery Time

Laser Lipo: Benefits and Recovery Time

The newest trend in body contouring is laser lipo (also referred to as laser lipolysis or laser liposuction). The procedure is only mildly invasive and renders fast results. Traditional liposuction removes unwanted fat but often leaves behind pockets of fat and loose skin. However, with the laser liposuction procedure, your body is artfully sculpted to create pleasing results. The medical experts at Vargas Face & Skin Center in Kansas City highly recommend advanced laser lipolysis over traditional liposuction in many cases.

What is Laser Liposuction?

Laser liposuction uses a fiber-optic laser set at various wavelengths to melt body fat quickly. Traditional liposuction utilizes a vacuum suction action to remove fat. The most significant benefit of laser liposuction over traditional liposuction is that the procedure also spurs collagen production, so your skin becomes taut instead of saggy. Furthermore, patients who have undergone laser liposuction ultimately lose more fat and experience far greater skin tightening than those who underwent traditional liposuction. Also, patients usually report that the procedure is far less uncomfortable. Overall, their only complaint was minor pain and bruising.

The Laser Liposuction Procedure


Patients who decide to undergo laser liposuction at the Vargas Face and Skin Center can rest assured that the procedure is done in-office at the centerโ€™s Prairie Village location. Dr. Vargas will make a small incision to direct the laser at specific problem areas better.

The safe and highly effective procedure does not even involve general anesthesia. Only one location can be targeted per session. During the entire process, the patient remains pain-free. The small laser is easy to guide to problem areas where fat is melted away and easily removed. The incision site requires only a couple of tiny stitches, it is one of the most non-invasive fat removal methods. This procedure has a very short recovery time.ย  A patient can return to work and everyday activities within just a few days after undergoing the action.

The Results of Laser Liposuction

With laser liposuction, there is no skin removal. Once the fat cell volume is melted away, it does take time for the body to tone up. Usually, patients start to notice results in three months, but it can take up to a year for the full effects to be seen and appreciated.

Other Considerations:

Laser liposuction is ideal for someone who merely wants contouring without any significant changes. Unlike other cosmetic procedures, laser lipo is not about losing a considerable amount of weight but instead focuses on improving your bodyโ€™s appearance through only slight alternations or improvements.

Popular Regions of the Body for Laser Lipolysis

If you are considering laser liposuction, here are the some areas of the body that benefit from the cosmetic procedure:

  • Chin
  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Neck
  • Upper arms
  • Upper and lower abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Buttocks
  • Upper thighs

If you are considering undergoing minimally invasive laser liposuction, please click below to book a consultation. Our experts will meet with you to discuss your unique needs. Unlike many physicians who perform laser lipo, Dr. Vargas believes that a conservative touch is the best policy to create noticeable improvements without ever appearing over-done.

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