How does SlimLipo work?

If you are contemplating reducing unwanted fat bulges with liposuction, chances are you’ve heard about less invasive lipo alternatives such as SlimLipo. When it comes to liposuction, SlimLipo has raised the bar, as it delivers a highly attractive cosmetic outcome with minimal pain and downtime. But how does SlimLipo work.

What exactly is SlimLipo?

SlimLipo is a laser lipolysis system that uses laser technology to melt away unwanted fat, and tighten the skin. The ‘SLIM’ in SlimLipo is an abbreviation for “Selective Laser Induced Melting.” SlimLipo tackles areas of stubborn fat that have not responded to diet and exercise.

SlimLipo is one of the most advanced laser lipo systems on the market, as it is a dual wavelength laser that features the 924 nm and 975 nm wavelengths. The 924 nm wavelength gives the laser the ability to selectively melt fat, and heat the surrounding tissue.

What areas can be treated with SlimLipo

SlimLipo is a versatile treatment that can be used for both small and large areas of stubborn fat. It is suitable for contouring fat deposits in areas such as the chin, neck, tummy, flanks, thighs, knees, ankles, upper arms, and back.

How does SlimLipo Work?

The surgeon will first mark the areas being targeted for SlimLipo treatment. The treatment zones are then numbed with tumescent anesthesia. The surgeon will then make tiny incisions in the treatment area through which the laser probe is inserted below the skin directly into the subcutaneous fat layer. The laser energy liquefies or melts the fat, which is subsequently removed with a thin suction cannula.

Although SlimLipo is not painful, patients may feel some pressure during the procedure. It typically takes only one treatment to achieve the desired results.

After treatment, patients are fitted with a compression garment, which helps to minimize swelling and refine body contours.

What can you expect after SlimLipo treatment?

There is generally some slight bruising in the treated areas, but patients are generally able to resume normal activities within 3-4 days.

Patients can expect to see some changes in body contours immediately after treatment, and improvements will continue as the swelling goes down. The swelling can take several weeks to resolve after SlimLipo, so it will take time to see full liposuction results.

Who is a good candidate for SlimLipo?

SlimLipo is an ideal option for men and women wanting to create smoother contours by removing small pockets of fat from problem areas.

Candidates for SlimLipo should also be at their goal weight and be willing to maintain a healthy lifestyle going forward.

SlimLipo vs traditional liposuction

Since blood vessels and nerves may be damaged during traditional liposuction, there is often considerable post-op pain and bruising, resulting in a lengthy recovery period. SlimLipo is much gentler on the body as it causes far less tissue trauma and bruising, so the recovery period is shorter.

SlimLipo is a minimally invasive procedure that requires only local anesthesia, whereas traditional liposuction is done under general anesthesia. Consequently, SlimLipo avoids the side-effects associated with general anesthesia.

Traditional liposuction removes localized fat pockets with vacuum suction, but does not tighten the skin. Because of this, it is not an effective solution for people with loose skin. In contrast, SlimLipo works well for people with concerns about skin laxity, as it tightens the skin while melting away fat.

The 924 nm wavelength makes SlimLipo more efficient than earlier laser lipo technologies, because it provides more fat reduction and better body contouring.

Traditional liposuction can sometimes result in contour irregularities, but SlimLipo creates a smooth, even surface.

Laser lipolysis is considered a superior body contouring solution to traditional liposuction, because it tightens the skin as the fat is being removed. It also heats the collagen fibers to stimulate collagen production.

The results of SlimLipo are highly dependent on the skill and experience of the physician performing the procedure. So if you are considering having the treatment done, be certain to choose a physician that has the necessary experience using the technology.

If you are in the San Antonio, TX area, contact Kimberly Finder M.D. for more information on SlimLipo.

Call (210) 879-8210 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Finder.

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