How Can Laser Lipo Target Stubborn Fat?

How Can Laser Lipo Target Stubborn Fat?

Do you feel like certain fatty deposits have taken up permanent residency around your abdomen, thighs, and flanks?

If you’ve been approaching fat loss the right way – through a healthy diet and plenty of exercise – it might be perplexing to still have to struggle with stubborn pockets of fat. Unfortunately, our bodies tend to be hardwired to cling onto fat deposits, especially around the stomach and thighs. That’s why we struggle to lose fat in these areas, despite eating clean and working out.

What’s the Solution?

If you’re ready to take an additional step towards shaking off that stubborn fat once and for all, then it’s time to consider SmartLipo, a laser liposuction procedure at Awaken Aesthetics in Torrance, CA.!

To understand how SmartLipo works, lets evaluate the process and how it compares to other fat reduction methods out there on the market.

How does SmartLipo Compare to Non-Surgical Procedures like CoolSculpting? 

One of the main differences between CoolSculpting and SmartLipo is that the latter requires surgery; CoolSculpting does not.

Today’s laser lipo techniques allow your plastic surgeon to heat and liquefy stubborn pockets of fat for removal. While laser lipo is still a surgical procedure, it differs from traditional liposuction in that only local anesthesia is needed. The laser used to eliminate fat is also able to tighten any loose skin, avoiding the need for a separate procedure.

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure that uses energy to freeze and destroy fat cells. This energy is delivered through the dermis to fat cells stored directly beneath the deepest layer of skin. Once destroyed, fat cells are naturally eliminated by the body over a period of eight to twelve weeks.

What Can I Expect From Results?

Results can vary between the two procedures. SmartLipo can lead to more dramatic results, as your plastic surgeon is physically removing fat. With CoolSculpting, patients can see either no change or up to a maximum of 20% fat reduction within the treatment area. This reduction in fat may not be as noticeable of a change. Reason being that CoolSculpting depends so much on how your body reacts to the treatment and then how your body metabolizes the treated fat. Results from a single laser liposuction procedure are seen much sooner, while the results from CoolSculpting can take two to three months to appear. CoolSculpting patients often require additional sessions in the same area to even achieve results.

What’s My Downtime?

The majority of SmartLipo patients require minimal down time, especially since they do not undergo general anesthesia. Post-surgery, patients can expect most of their swelling and bruising to improve within the first 5-7 days. Work and social activities can typically be resumed within the first 2 days.

While CoolSculpting has minimal downtime, the end results  are much less visible. Considering that the cost of CoolSculpting can end up being much more than SmartLipo, it’s important to evaluate overall effectiveness.

Fat Reduction at Awaken Aesthetics

Ready to jumpstart your body goals? Call us at (310) 791-2233 to schedule your consultation today to learn more about how SmartLipo can effectively reduce stubborn fat.  Awaken Aesthetics is located in Torrance, CA  and serves the greater Los Angeles metro area.

By |March 1st, 2017|
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