Liposuction can reshape and smooth the contours of your body. These procedures can sculpt your body to remove unwanted fat from specific areas, including the neck, abdomen, hips, buttock, thighs, knee, upper-arms, back(to remove the "back bra roll") and calves.
Laser liposuction takes the liposuction technique one step further, using a laser to emulsify the fat and tighten the skin before the fat is removed. It delivers laser-powered energy to the fat cells through a very small fiber inserted through tiny incisions, which ruptures the fat cell membranes and liquefies the fat. The laser also cauterizes blood vessels, which reduces bleeding and bruising that may occur during the process. Collagen tissue is also stimulated at the same time to tighten loose skin. After the fat is liquefied, a canula is inserted to gently remove the liquid fat. This type of procedure generally causes less bruising and swelling, faster recovery times, and improved skin tightening than traditional liposuction.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. DiFrancesco to determine whether traditional liposuction or laser liposuction is right for you. Call 404.377.3474 or contact us online for more information.
These procedures are performed under local anesthesia and light sedation. Many of our patients resume normal activities the next day and return to full activity in two weeks. We do recommend that our patients wear a compression garment for six weeks after surgery. Most patients will begin to see results within one week after surgery, with final results at about six months.