While the Greater Kansas City Area may be buried under snow and ice from two major snow storms, believe it or not, this is a great time to start thinking about the coming spring and summer. Spring officially begins on March 20th, which means that warmer days will soon be upon us and swimsuit season is nearing.
Hopefully, the phrase “swimsuit season” isn’t too paralyzing, because there is much that can be done to improve those little areas that seem to stand out when we look at ourselves in the changing room mirror. Yes, you can diet and exercise, but when that alone isn’t enough to help with trouble spots, there is a body shaping technique employed by cosmetic surgeons across the globe that is quick and simple and results in a reduction of localized fat deposits. Of course, we’re talking about laser liposuction.
Laser liposuction (also known as laser lipo), is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures in America. The laser lipo technique, which employs a laser fiber and a thin hollow tube (or cannula), does not require the use of a general anesthetic and can deliver immediately-visible results to targeted trouble areas with laser precision.
The laser lipo process is simple: through the use of a laser and a thin cannula, the fat in targeted areas of the body is melted and subsequently removed with suction. Due to the fact that the laser-assisted method is gentler than traditional liposuction, laser lipo patients return home on the same day and can resume normal activities shortly thereafter. Only 1 to 2 sutures are required after the procedure is complete. The heat from the laser actually stimulates the skin to create new collagen – which results in some skin tightening and smoothing. An added benefit!
Laser lipo is available for the following areas of the body:
- Around the abdomen
- At the waistline (love handles)
- Across the back at the bra line
- Inner and outer thighs
- In the hips (saddle bags)
- Arms and backs of arms
Laser lipo is much less invasive than traditional liposuction. And although recovery periods will vary from person to person, most laser lipo patients report that swelling and bruising disappeared in 2-3 weeks. If you’re interested in learning more about laser lipo and what the procedure can do for you this spring and summer, feel free to call Vargas Face and Skin Center. Dr. Hannah Vargas is ready to address the issues that are most important to you and help create a beautiful, natural outcome.