In Las Vegas, Nevada and around the country, many individuals suffer from unwanted pockets of body fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. Fortunately, thanks to laser technology and advancements in the cosmetic medicine field, many individuals have found relief from this problem through a variety of laser liposuction procedures. One such procedure is Cool Lipo, which uses laser energy to remove fatty tissue. This procedure is less invasive than the standard surgical method of liposuction, and may be used to remove fatty tissue in smaller areas such as under the chin. In some cases, it is used to remove small pockets of fat left behind by traditional liposuction procedures.
Possible areas of treatment include the back of the arms and under the chin. It may be used to treat the abdomen as well, but patients should discuss this possibility with a medical professional in the Las Vegas area. Male breasts may be treated using this procedure, as well as fatty tissue in the buttocks and thighs. If you're unsure of whether the area you'd like to be treated may be treated using Cool Lipo, consult a medical professional at a reputable clinic in the area.
Individuals who are interested in removing excess fat in a relatively small area may be a good candidate for Cool Lipo. This includes individuals who are experiencing isolated pockets of body fat where fat may remain despite exercise and a proper, healthy diet. Those interested in treating larger areas may be encouraged to explore possible surgical liposuction options.
A general anesthetic is typically not required for this procedure, as it is minimally invasive. The area being treated is first cleansed and a local anesthetic is injected to numb the treatment area. With the patient numb, the laser used with this procedure is directed under the skin and the energy is released in the area in which fat is to be dissolved. The laser moves from one place to another to dissolve fat cells in different parts of the treatment area. In addition to dissolving the fat cells, the laser also stimulates new collagen growth over time to tighten the skin in the area as well.
The doctor removes the dissolved fat or may allow the body to absorb it over time. Patients should discuss this aspect of treatment with the medical professional beforehand. Most sessions take between one and three hours depending on the extent of the area being treated. A compressive dressing may be worn at the treatment site to aid in the healing process and to protect the area and tighten the skin. The compressive bandage is typically worn for about two to three days. Once this short time period is over, patients typically have little discomfort or bruising, although each patient's recovery time and their body's response to treatment is different, so discussing recovery with a medical professional is encouraged. Patients are typically able to return to work the day after treatment, although they should wear the compressive dressing.
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