LaserBodySculpting is designed for patients who have problem spot areas of fat that no amount of exercise or dieting can reduce. It is for body sculpting; not for large volumes of fat. It is a unique laser procedure that is performed under local anesthesia in Dr. Jafri’s office. No intravenous sedation or general anesthesia is required. A small 1 mm in diameter laser fiber is introduced under the skin by a 2 mm blunt needle like cannula. Dr. Jafri will gently move the laser fiber back and forth under the skin. The laser energy will disrupt the fat cells and liquefy the fat. This effect is called Laser Lipolysis. The liquefied fat is then drained away. Because of the laser energy small blood vessels will be sealed off resulting in less bruising and swelling as seen with traditional liposuction. The big advantage of LaserBodySculpting is the skin dermis (deeper skin layer) tightening that occurs due to collagen shrinkage and remodeling by the laser energy. We enhance the skin tightening further with our state of art skin tightening technology, Skin Tyte, around two weeks after laser lipolysis procedure.
What body regions can be treated LaserBodySculpting?
Laser lipolysis (laser liposuction) is ideal for treating small areas of fat or loose skin. It is not a replacement for liposuction. Laser lipolysis can be used for areas such as your thighs (particularly “Saddle Bags”), hips, abdomen, and flanks (‘Love Handles”), around the bra strap, back of the upper arms, the loose skin under the chin (“Waddle”), and the neck and jaw line.
Who is a good candidate for LaserBodySculpting?
Patients with areas of fat that do not respond to exercise and dieting are candidates. Ideal candidates are in good health, with a normal body weight, and realistic expectations. Females with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 27 are good candidates. In males due to the usually larger muscle mass may slightly have a higher BMI.