Losing weight is something that more and more people are starting to find themselves having to do. There are many different possible reasons why, but two of the most common reasons have to do with eating large portions of fatty and sugary foods. Of course, lots of inactivity (sitting behind a desk for long hours at a time) is another significant cause.
Some people really have a hard time trying to get the weight off, so they turn to various procedures such as laser liposuction in order to have the troublesome fat removed. However, before a person really can determine if laser liposuction is best for them, they have to find out whether they are a good candidate.
The ideal candidate for this kind of procedure is a woman who has already been on a healthy diet and exercise plan for at least a year. The woman should already have reached a weight that is considered to be healthy for her body frame, but at the same time have fatty areas that are notably disproportionate from the rest of her body.
In order to understand how laser liposuction works, it is important to understand the anatomy of a fat molecule. Sure, eating fatty and sugary foods is usually more fun than eating healthy food, but it does more damage to the body, which is definitely not fun. The body can only process just so much of the fat and sugar that a person eats, the rest is released into the bloodstream.
Fat is a material that is particularly hard to get rid of. Take, for example, when you handle butter with your bare hands. The residue that is hard to wash off is the fat content of the butter. So, when a person continuously eats fatty foods, the fat starts to build upon itself, making the fat molecules more and more copious. Once these fat molecules have accumulated (usually in the torso, thighs, or upper arms) they are very hard to get rid of.
So, in the case of laser liposuction, what happens is that small incisions are first made directly into the fat layer. It is important to note that the fat molecules crate their own layer in between the muscle layer and the epidermal layer. Next, the surgeon will use a laser device to target the fat molecules. Specifically, the heat of the laser ruptures and then liquefies the fat molecules. At the same time, the light of the laser strengthens the surrounding skin molecules to give the skin an outwardly tighter appearance.
The liquefied fat molecules then are drained out through the incisions. For about a day after the procedure (which is usually considered to be an outpatient one), the patient will experience some soreness and general discomfort. But, both of those things will be treated with various kinds of medication that the doctor prescribes. Although the area that has been treated via this procedure is less likely to develop fat molecules there again, it could still happen if the person does not follow a healthy diet and exercise regimen.