Slim Lipo is a minimally-invasive laser fat removal procedure that aims to destroy layers of unwanted fat in almost any area of the body permanently. Slim Lipo is used to remove fat from various areas of the body including upper and lower abdomen, bra lines, hips, inner and outer thighs, arms, knees, chest, jowls, face and neck. Slim Lipo is an in-office laser fat removal performed under local anesthesia.
Slim Lipo is a laser fat removal that can destroy fat cells in the different parts of the body that have not responded to exercise and diet. This type of fat is generally due to genes than lifestyle. However, Slim Lipo is not a treatment for obesity or weight loss. You should be within %30 of your ideal body weight to be able to undergo this procedure. And to benefit from Slim Lipo, you should be active and a non-smoker and you should drink at least 2 liters of water every day.
It is important to understand the differences. The biggest difference between Slim Lipo and liposuction is that Slim Lipo uses a high-energy laser to destroy fat cells. Liposuction works by applying suction with a hollow metal tube which pulls the fat cells back into the tube. This tube has sharp edges to rip out the fat and it may sometimes cause tiny nerve fibers and blood vessels to be cut. Slim Lipo stimulates collagen and the dermis layer of the skin, which contributes to having a more tightened and elastic skin after the procedure is done. Slim Lipo recovery time is relatively shorter and more comfortable than liposuction recovery time. Because the severity of swelling and bruises are more likely to be less than those of liposuction.
As with any type of surgery, there are always risks and complications. However, Slim Lipo has been specifically designed to be less invasive than liposuction and therefore, it is more likely to carry fewer risks of negative or harmful post-op side effects and complications. However, make sure to discuss with your plastic surgeon the potential risks or side effects of laser lipo before undergoing it.
The cost of Slim Lipo is relatively much more than the cost of liposuction because it is a more effective technology than the traditional liposuction. As Slim Lipo is done for cosmetic purposes, Slim Lipo cost is rarely covered by health insurance. Your plastic surgeon will set up a payment plan, but you will still be paying for the pre-operation, operation, anesthesia, medication and follow-up care expenses. Talk to your plastic surgeon and your health insurance agency about all the possible costs. Besides, cost of laser liposuction may vary depending on the location and the hospital in which the operation is performed.
Slim Lipo post-op results are remarkable, but not immediate. You may need to wear compression garments or elastic bands for days or weeks to reduce swelling and help your body take its new fit shape after the laser fat removal procedure. Your plastic surgeon might also insert drains to be able to remove excess fluids from the operated areas. You should be careful about your diet after having Slim Lipo because fat can show up in new and unpredictable areas.