Melbourne Laser Liposuction
Melbourne Laser Liposuction
Laser liposuction procedure in our Melbourne Clinic is a treatment that is not as widely known, but it is a possibility for patients struggling with persistent fat deposits. To learn more about laser liposuction in our Melbourne Clinic, please read the information below.
What Is Laser Liposuction?
The laser liposuction procedure is a relatively new treatment used for the removal of body fat. Laser liposuction in our Melbourne Clinic usually does not require an overnight stay, so most patients can obtain a laser liposuction in our Melbourne Clinic on an outpatient basis.
Laser liposuction uses a laser for the removal of persistent fat, although this procedure can be executed with or without suction. The laser liposuction procedure can be performed with two different types of lasers: the internal liposuction laser and the external liposuction laser. As the name already suggests, an external laser liposuction is executing by directing the laser on the outside of the patient’s body, while the internal laser liposuction uses a laser attached to a suction device.
Can Laser Liposuction Procedure Be Used for Weight Loss?
Even though some patients lose some weight after a liposuction procedure, it is important to realise that laser liposuction is not a treatment to tackle overweight. Most patients taking advantage of this procedure are on a normal weight but dealing with persistent fats they cannot eliminate despite frequent exercise and a healthy diet.
To maintain a healthy weight and a proportionate body shape, patients need to maintain a good training routine and eat healthy. If patients should fall back into unhealthy eating habits, the fat can still return in other places of the body.
Which Patients Are Eligible for Laser Liposuction?
Most patients choosing laser liposuction have an area on their body with persistent fats, which they cannot get rid of despite a good diet and regular exercise. When the patient makes it through the physical examination, the patient will be eligible for laser liposuction.
Patients who have lost a considerable amount of weight but are left with some persistent fats are also eligible for the laser liposuction procedure. Some of these patients can also struggle with excess skin, in which case the patient could be eligible for excess skin removal in combination with the laser liposuction procedure.
Laser liposuction is also a suitable procedure for patients with mild to moderate skin laxity, given the fact that the treatment can also improve the elasticity of the skin thanks to the techniques used during the procedure.
Discover Laser Liposuction Advantages!
An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Laser liposuction procedures. Subsequently, laser liposuction could also reduce skin irregularities such as cellulite, dimples and scarring caused by previous surgical treatments.
If you’re looking to remove fat from the body, get a free consultation at Melbourne Laser Liposuction clinic with Dr Lanzer.
How Is Laser Liposuction Performed?
Depending on the surgeon performing the laser liposuction procedure on the patient, laser liposuction can be performed in two different ways. These two techniques are quite similar though, given the fact that the second method leaves out the third stage of the procedure.
The first technique a cosmetic surgeon can use to perform laser liposuction consists of three stages. During the first stage of the procedure, the surgeon will use the laser on the fat to break it down and let excess fatty oils leak out. During this stage, the fat cells are disturbed, making them easier to remove.
During the second stage of laser liposuction, the surgeon will use the laser on the superficial layer; this is the layer just underneath the skin. By using the laser on this area, the surgeon can force the body to produce more collagen and elastin; this can provide the patient with a better-looking skin and improve the skin quality of the patient in general.
The last step of the laser liposuction procedure consists of the removal of cell fragments and fatty oils. Some surgeons do not execute this last step, which is where the second technique used for laser liposuction comes in. The second technique used by surgeons only consists of the first two stages we mentioned earlier and does not include the removal of cell fragments and oils. In these cases, cell fragments and oils are absorbed by the body of the patient.
What Should I Know about the Aftercare?
The aftercare for a laser liposuction procedure is like the aftercare of a regular liposuction procedure. Therefore, patients should take into consideration downtime and recovery time. It is also best to take some time off work, so your body can heal in its own time.
During the first few weeks after the procedure, that patient will be required to wear a compression garment that holds the treatment area in its desired shape. The body needs time to conform to this new shape, so the compression garment is there to do just that. The compression garment needs to be worn most of the time but can be taken off to have a shower.
Patients can also experience some discomfort the first few months after the procedure; this discomfort is usually caused by swelling and bruising. Because of the swelling and bruising, patients usually cannot see the result of their procedure until a couple of months have passed and the swelling has reduced considerably.
Dr Lanzer is fanatic regarding good aftercare. He will see all patients after surgery and will want your ongoing feedback.
Can I Exercise After Liposuction?
The level of activity that is allowed for a patient will depend on the size of the treatment area and the amount of fat that was removed. At the Dr Lanzer Clinic, each patient will receive guidelines for exercise during the recovery process.
For most patients, strenuous activities are not recommended. In most cases, patients can do some light walking and approximately 25% of their normal training routine. Always follow the guidelines of your surgeon and his medical team and do not exceed the recommended amount of exercise until the body has healed properly.
Am I Eligible for a Liposuction Procedure?
Laser liposuction is a viable treatment for those struggling with persistent fat deposits and an uneven distribution of fat in a certain part of the body. To determine if you could be eligible for this procedure, please make an appointment at the Dr Lanzer Clinic.