I understand that SlimLipo combines liposuction and laser. Can any area of the body be treated with this fat removal method?
The Slim Lipo is the technology I prefer to perform laser liposuction or laser lipolysis. The laser technology is used for the same purposes as traditional liposuction would be used, to remove unwanted fat from specific areas of the body, neck, and face. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia called tumescent solution. The solution is infused for two reasons. The first is to provide analgesia or pain relief, and the second is to prevent bleeding from occurring. The Slim Lipo laser is then placed into the skin through tiny incisions which are hidden in places like the bikini line if you are having your abdomen addressed. Through these incisions laser energy is applied to the fat to melt the fat and at the same time, a second wavelength of laser energy is applied to the skin to tighten the skin once the fat is melted. The liquified fat is then gently suctioned from the areas that the laser energy was applied. Any place that traditional liposuction can be used on the body, Slim Lipo can also be used.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld