Why Consider Liposuction?
Have you found yourself avoiding certain styles of clothing due to unwanted weight in your thighs, buttocks or midsection? Do you struggle with excess fat?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, perhaps you’ve considered liposuction as a solution. You aren’t alone: many people who find themselves stressed by stubborn fat pockets consider liposuction. If you’re finding that diet and exercise aren’t treating the areas you’re concerned about, you might find that laser liposuction helps you achieve new confidence and ease with your body.
WHAT IS LASER LIPOSUCTION?
There are a wide range of liposuction options available to sculpt your body and achieve your desired aesthetic. In recent years, the traditional or ‘vacuum’ liposuction method has been joined ultrasonic liposuction and laser liposuction. While all three procedures are valid and can bring exceptional results, laser liposuction in particular has seen a massive rise in popularity in recent years.
Laser fat removal procedures, more properly referred to as laser lipolysis, target fatty deposits in the patient’s body through the use of laser technology. The laser has two selective wavelengths: one targets the fat in the fat cells, melting it to allow for easy removal by your surgeon or reabsorption into the body. The other laser wavelength heats the tissues under the skin, stimulating collagen production to help tighten saggy skin.
Laser lipo procedures offers many benefits which account for its increasing popularity as a body sculpting method. These benefits of laser lipo treatment include:
- It’s a minimally invasive liposuction. Laser lipo doesn’t require a large incision, and thus can be a simpler and less stressful undertaking.
- It facilitates collagen. The procedure naturally stimulates your body’s ability to produce the protein we know as collagen. This in turn creates that youthful ‘tautness’ in the skin.
- You’ll have less ‘sagging’. Laser lipo naturally tightens skin, minimising the common post-lipo patient complaint about skin hanging loose after fat removal.
- Reduced bruising. All surgery comes with its recovery times, but laser lipo generally has a much shorter downtime requirement, and tends to cause less bruising.
IS LASER LIPOLYSIS RIGHT FOR ME?
The idea of getting surgery can be an intimidating one, and it’s completely understandable to find yourself with reservations about whether to go forward with the procedure. We guarantee that anyone who is worried about excess fat can benefit from laser liposuction. Whether you intend to address small deposits of fat in your neck, back, thighs, midsection or trunk, laser body sculpting offers excellent results and compelling benefits.
But is it right for you? Prime candidates for laser lipo include those patients who are:
- Seeking to address issues with excess weight;
- Dealing with mild to moderate amount of skin laxity due to stress, aging, diet, or natural environmental factors;
- Looking to minimise areas that don’t respond to diet and exercise; and,
- Patients who have recently shed a lot of weight from pregnancy or diet and exercise, but still have stubborn areas.
At Chelsea Cosmetics, we perform laser liposuction in Melbourne through the use of the advanced and very popular technology called Slim Liposuction or SlimLipo™.
A premier form of laser fat removal, Slim Liposuction offers an excellent option for changing your body composition when diet and exercise are letting you down. At Chelsea Cosmetics, we advocate for Slim Liposuction because it provides precise, tailorable body sculpting, offering the most remarkable advance in body contouring options since the invention of conventional liposuction. With reduced downtime and discomfort compared to traditional methods, Slim Lipo has numerous benefits that make it a fantastic choice for enhancing body contours. Additionally, as one of the first doctors in Australia to perform Slim lipo, Dr. Mark Attalla has extensive experience and can maximise the effectiveness of this technology.
LASER LIPOSUCTION WITH CHELSEA COSMETICS
Here at Chelsea Cosmetics, liposuction is a procedure we fully endorse. With the right planning and execution, it can bring the results you’ve been waiting for. But it’s important to know all the facts and foster a good relationship with your doctor to ensure you’re getting what you need.
If you’re based in Melbourne and considering liposuction, we urge you to come to us at Chelsea Cosmetics with any questions or concerns you may have. We work with you to achieve your dream aesthetic, setting both personal goals for you, and team goals for us to accomplish together.
Your happiness and comfort are our priority! If you think liposuction could be the answer for you, contact Dr. Mark Attalla today to get started on working together with us to achieve what you want in life.
“Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from another appropriately qualified health practitioner.”
HOW DOES SLIMLIPO™ WORK?
SlimLipo™ has several important differences from traditional liposuction which enhance its practicality and appeal for patients. In traditional liposuction, a small tube (called a canula) is inserted and used to suction fat out from the targeted area. In SlimLipo™, this method is enhanced through the addition of both a fibre-optic probe and a state-of-the-art laser. The laser beam in SlimLipo™ performs two crucial functions, liquefying fat cells for easier removal and stimulating collagen growth.
These enhancements from traditional liposuction provide surgeons with:
- Improved control,
- Unparalleled precision,
- Reduced side effects,
- Faster healing and recovery, and
- Improved skin tightening.
So, what can SlimLipo do for you?
SLIMLIPO™ BODY TREATMENT AREAS
The precision and power of SlimLipo™ enables the eradication of fat across all areas of the body, allowing you to achieve the lean, contoured aesthetic you’re seeking. SlimLipo™ can target fat in treatment areas including the frequent areas of concern such as the buttocks, thighs, calves and flanks (love handles and muffin tops), as well as the abdomen and back. The technology’s accuracy can also be used to target smaller, more delicate areas including the neck, chin, and arms.
When deciding how to best achieve your desired aesthetic, a tailored approach is crucial. This is because sometimes what appears to be fat may actually be excess skin or another cosmetic problem.
Excess skin removal is frequently impossible with traditional liposuction, limiting our ability to conduct body sculpting to your satisfaction. Previously, traditional liposuction limitations meant the only solution for loose or sagging skin was more invasive body contouring procedures, such as lifts or tucks.
With SlimLipo, however, Chelsea Cosmetics’ experienced surgeon can treat mild to moderate amounts of excess skin without the need for more invasive procedures. By stimulating the production of the proteins responsible for skin elasticity —collagen and elastin— SlimLipo’s state-of-the-art laser technology effectively firms skin. This means the contours of treated areas are sharper and more defined.
Individual results are always dependent on your unique physiology, and as a result, SlimLipo may not be right for everyone. During your initial SlimLipo consultation with our experienced surgeon, we assess your body type and determine your suitability for laser lipolysis. Regardless of what outcome you’re looking for, Chelsea Cosmetics can help you figure out the best option for your concerns.
Other patients’ laser liposuction results with Chelsea Cosmetics can be seen in our before and after gallery.
The key benefit of SlimLipo is that it is minimally invasive, but at the same time, it is also incredibly effective. This laser body sculpting method can be used to remove stubborn deposits of fat and tighten skin in areas including:
- Lower legs and feet,
- Knees and thighs,
- Buttocks, hips, and waist,
- Torso and abdomen,
- Lower and upper back,
- Chest (male breast reduction),
- Arms, and
- Neck and face.
As well as its incredible precision, the SlimLipo laser technology boasts numerous benefits that increase its effectiveness and play a role in determining your results.
Key advantages of SlimLipo laser technology include:
- Liquefying fat allows for more consistent removal,
- Targeting specific deposits of fat provides extreme precision,
- Focusing only on fat cells reduces or eliminates damage to surrounding tissue, and
- Laser energy stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.
Our experienced surgeon can use SlimLipo to remove up to 5 litres of fat from specifically targeted areas of your body. At the same time, we can encourage the body to produce the proteins responsible for skin elasticity, allowing us to provide you with a more defined and contoured appearance in all treated areas.
One of the greatest benefits of SlimLipo is its short recovery period. Whereas traditional liposuction recovery can take several weeks, recovery from SlimLipo is often as short as 24 hours. This means minimal disruption to your busy life without sacrificing the results you want.
The use of incredibly small incisions and advanced laser technology means that the SlimLipo procedure minimises damage to other tissues surrounding the treatment area. Simultaneously, the highly advanced laser reduces risks of bleeding and infection, helping to significantly reduce any postoperative complications. Regardless of how individual recoveries will differ, you can rest easy knowing SlimLipo will not require nearly the same amount of recovery time as traditional liposuction.
The very short initial 24-hour recovery phase associated with SlimLipo doesn’t always mean an end to the bruising and swelling resulting from treatment. The amount of swelling and bruising you experience will depend on a wide range of factors. The treatment area and amount of fat removed, as well as your genetic tendencies, skin and natural healing abilities will all influence your recovery time. Some people experience swelling for only one to two weeks, while others may need to wait up to three months for swelling to subside. It is only when the swelling has completely disappeared that your final SlimLipo results will be noticeable.
For the majority of patients, only one laser lipo treatment is necessary to see good quality results. Treatment session times will vary depending on the area being treated, but typically take between 45 minutes to an hour per treatment area.
SlimLipo is not decided to treat cellulite; however, it may improve cellulite to a certain degree. The laser body sculpting procedure will improve your body’s shape and contours, and cellulite may improve as a part of the fat lipolysis.
Depending on swelling, your results can be evident within as little as three to four weeks. You’re also likely to see ongoing improvement over several months.
There is no need for hospital admittance with SlimLipo. Laser fat removal procedures are performed as out-patient procedures under local/general anaesthesia. You won’t be required to stay in the hospital, since recovery from SlimLipo works best within the comfort of your home.