The SlimLipo procedure uses an advanced laser body sculpting system called SlimLipo, which features fat "melting" laser wavelengths that gently liquefy fat. The liquefied fat is then permanently removed from the body, using a medical suction device, through a few tiny incisions.
The SlimLipo laser heats the tissue which may result in tissue retraction, resulting in a smoothly contoured surface. In some cases, the SlimLipo laser body sculpting procedure can be completed in as little as an hour.
Because SlimLipo is gentle on the body, physicians usually use only a local anesthesia, allowing you to stay awake and quickly resume your normal daily activities. Of course, every patient and procedure is different, so talk this over with your SlimLipo physician to see what works best for you.
The SlimLipo laser used in the SlimLipo procedure is cleared by the United States of America Food and Drug Administration for laser-assisted lipolysis.
Your first step is to schedule a consultation with a SlimLipo physician. During the consultation, be prepared to discuss your medical history and goals for the procedure. Your physician will tell you whether SlimLipo is right for you, what results you can expect, and how much your SlimLipo body contouring procedure will cost.
During the Procedure
There may be a slight pinching and minimal discomfort when local anesthesia is administered. Because the SlimLipo body sculpting system uses precision laser technology, there's little to no "ripping" and "tearing" like in traditional liposuction. Most patients feel nothing but mild warmth during the process.
Generally, recovery time is very quick. Most patients experience little to no soreness and many even go to work the next day. A compression garment usually is worn on the treated area for a few days.
Results may vary and are not guaranteed. Consult with a SlimLipo physician to see if you are a good candidate for SlimLipo.