· The absolutely latest technology
· Without surgery
· Without hospitalisation
· Fat removal with simultaneous skin tightening
· Many body areas can be treated
Advances in plastic and aesthetic surgery are advancing by leaps and bounds. Every year new techniques are created that allow us to approach almost 100% to the results and expectations of the patients.
In this line, technology and innovation have become the new allies of aesthetic surgery. This is how the lipolaser or laser lipolysis was created as a minimally invasive and highly precise procedure to remove fat from some body areas without surgery, which makes it one of the most novel and requested technique of the recent years.
What is the Lipolaser?
According to the specialists at Clínicas IMEBA®, the lipolaser treatment is a minimally invasive intervention that consists of the removal of localised fat, through the diode laser, in some areas of the body that present flaccidity or irregularities due to accumulations of fat, like for example:
- Double chin
- Under-eye bags
- Thighs, etc.
How do I know if I’m a candidate for a Lipolaser intervention?
The ideal patients for a lipolaser intervention are those who present localised fat accumulations and moderate flaccidity, since the laser that is used retracts the skin quite a bit, unlike conventional liposuction, as explained in a free consultation.
Furthermore, it’s important to point out that this procedure is indicated for people who are not very obese and are in good health, both physically and mentally. The lipolaser is contraindicated for patients who are pregnant, diabetic, have a high blood pressure or cardiovascular problems.
Finally, Clínicas IMEBA® mentions that patients with large fat deposits are not ideal candidates for this intervention, since in those cases it’s better to perform a traditional liposuction with larger cannulas.
How is the Lipolaser treatment performed?
The intervention is performed under local anaesthesia or sedation and lasts between 1 and 3 hours, depending on each case.
It’s a simple procedure in which the doctor makes small incisions in the area to be treated, introducing fine cannulas that will inject a saline solution to dissolve the accumulations of fat in the adipose tissue.
“The heat of the diode laser has a power of between 2500 and 3500 joules, which allows the membranes of the fat cells to break down and thus dissolve the triglycerides that can be aspirated (through liposuction) or expelled naturally by the lymphatic and excretory system. The number of sessions will depend on each patient and usually two sessions are needed during a month to achieve the expected results.”
How do I prepare for the intervention?
It is important that the patient begins to develop healthy habits prior to surgery such as following a balanced diet and daily exercise routine, as this will allow them to achieve more successful and long-lasting results.
If possible, this diet and exercise should should be continued after the intervention to achieve lasting effects, since the lipolaser, as well as other fat loss interventions, ensure definitive and long-term results.
What are the main advantages of the lipolaser?
The main advantages of this intervention are:
- Faster recovery
- Less pain and discomfort in the treated area
- Ambulatory procedure
- Reduced intervention time
- Reduced sagging and improved skin appearance
- Reduced risk of complications and bleeding
Is the lipolaser an alternative to a diet?
The lipolaser treatment does not act as a substitute for a diet. It is important to note that the lipolaser helps remove fat deposits in areas that aren’t eliminated even with diet, massage or exercise.
For this reason, it’s essential that the patient is able to lead an active life with correct eating habits to allow the results to be as effective as possible.
What is recovery after the lipolaser like?
Recovery is much faster than with a liposuction. The patient can return to normal activities 48 hours after the intervention. In the event that several areas have been worked on, the person may need 3 to 4 days of medical leave, but will be able to resume normal life within a week. Exercise should be limited and a special compression bandage will most likely be prescribed to facilitate tissue retraction and recovery.
Also, after the second day after the intervention, lymphatic drainage will be recommended to expel glycerol and fatty acids. In some cases, patients are also advised to avoid very hot showers to avoid swelling and pain.
What are the main complications or side effects of the lipolaser?
As with any intervention, no matter how minor, there are always risks or side effects. In this case, the most common ones may be:
- Discomfort in the treated area
- Post-surgical inflammation
- Blood clots
- Loss of sensitivity of the treated area
Usually all these symptoms should disappear within 3 months after intervention. In any case, it is always good to consult with your surgeon so that he can recommend the best treatment for your discomfort.
What are the expected results?
According to the specialists of Clínicas IMEBA®, the results are visible almost immediately, although the final effects can be seen after 3-6 months after the intervention, among which the following stand out:
- Increased shrinkage and toning of the treated area
- Less fat in the treated area
- More defined silhouette
- Increased self-esteem and confidence
- Lasting results when accompanied by exercise and a balanced diet
- Permanent destruction of fat cells
What is the Endolift with lipolaser?
It’s a novel, minimally invasive facial treatment that, unlike conventional surgery, rejuvenates the patient’s face while maintaining the person’s features in a natural way. You will achieve a tightening and stretching of the skin with fabulous results very similar to those of a traditional facelift, but without the need to go through the operating room.
This treatment allows an immediate recovery as well as its results will be seen in a few days: you will notice the firmness of the skin and the correction of the wrinkles. The procedure takes approximately 1 hour. Innovative technique for:
- Wrinkle removal.
- Stimulation of blood flow.
- Restitution of the skin with new collagen.
- Elastin improvement, skin becomes smoother and brighter.
Price: the price depends on the area and the quantity
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The Clínicas IMEBA® lipolaser technique remodels the figure by permanently eliminating localised fat and the flaccidity of the silhouette in a single short session.
This non-surgical, minimally invasive technique achieves the same results as traditional liposuction in a less traumatic, virtually pain-free manner.
It doesn’t require hospital admission, it’s performed under local anaesthesia with sedation and the return to work or daily life is immediate.
What’s really innovative about this technique is the possibility of treating the flaccidity of such delicate areas as the inner thighs, arms, jowls, knees, etc. producing a great retraction of the tissue.
This procedure is done in a single session of three phases:
1st phase: lipolysis or fat dissolution
2nd phase: suction and removal of the fat
3rd phase: skin retraction
The third phase is an innovation and an advance over other figure remodelling techniques, resulting in a loss of localised volume, attenuating cellulite, eliminating flaccidity and sagging skin.
The main areas of treatment with the lipolaser are:
. ABDOMEN, FLANKS
. INNER THIGHS, KNEES
. ARMS, DOUBLE CHIN
TRADITIONAL LIPOSUCTION VERSUS LASER LIPOLYSIS
It’s well documented that laser-assisted lipolysis, commonly known as laser liposuction or lipolaser, is safer and produces better results with fewer complications than traditional liposuction. When compared to patients who undergo traditional liposuction, laser liposuction patients experience a faster recovery. There is little or no scarring with the lipolaser, and most patients have smooth, even skin after the procedure, compared to sagging skin after a conventional liposuction.
Differences in anaesthesia
Traditional liposuction: It requires general anaesthesia, which increases the risk of post-operative complications, including death in 1 in 100,000 patients.
Laser liposuction: Under local anaesthesia. Lipolaser patients are awake and alert during the procedure and can communicate with their doctors and describe any discomfort or unusual sensations.
Being awake during the procedure provides a triple benefit:
· Low risk of complications from anaesthesia.
· The ability to communicate with your doctor during the procedure.
· The possibility of leaving the clinic in approximately two or three hours
The skin after the procedure
With traditional liposuction: A metal cannula is inserted into the body, and the doctor uses movement to break up the fat tissue. The fat cells are sucked out of the body as a solid substance, sometimes leaving “dimples” in the areas where the tissue was removed. Many patients who undergo traditional liposuction obtain as a result loose skin in the area where the fat tissue has been removed. This excess skin can promote infection and cause health problems, as well as being unsightly. Occasionally, an abdominoplasty is necessary to treat the sagging skin and alleviate the concomitant problems. Sometimes, scars are visible after surgery.
With the lipolaser: An optical fibre, about the thickness of spaghetti, is inserted into the body, usually in one or two sections per area. Since the instrument is so thin, the scars from the incisions are almost imperceptible after a few weeks. The laser liquefies the adipocytes and the fatty tissue is sucked out of the body in liquid form without leaving “dimples”. Additionally, the thermal properties of the laser promote tissue retraction, making the lipolaser a true body-sculpting technique.
Haematoma, Bleeding, and Infection
Traditional liposuction: It requires a larger surgical instrument than in the case of the lipolaser, and the technique used to break up the adipose tissue is much more aggressive, producing significant bruising. Bleeding is also a risk factor with traditional liposuction, and heavy bleeding can occur if any blood vessels are damaged during the procedure.
Laser liposuction: It’s a much more benign procedure, which requires smaller incisions where the laser fibre is introduced creating small tunnels in the fatty tissue. The risk of infection is very low because of the size of the incisions and the greatly reduced risk of tissue damage.
Traditional liposuction: Patients usually recover in a hospital setting; when receiving general anaesthesia, they must remain in the recovery area until they are fully awake and sometimes require an overnight stay. Patients commonly require a friend or family member to assist them for several days after the procedure. They may not be able to work or perform normal living activities for one or two weeks.
Laser liposuction: Recovery varies from patient to patient, but mostly those who undergo laser liposuction return to their work area and daily activities much faster than traditional liposuction patients. In fact, most return to work and daily activities within a day or two of the procedure.
Laser liposuction not only provides a less painful and less traumatic experience for the patient, it is also proven to be a safer procedure than conventional liposuction. With patients presenting a lower incidence of bleeding, clots and other serious complications. Patients are generally more satisfied with the results of laser lipolysis because of the retraction of tissue and smooth skin. It should be noted that although no treatment guarantees results or satisfaction, the vast majority of patients undergoing laser liposuction see results three to six months after the intervention.