Often, people work hard adhering to strict diet and exercise regimens to lose weight, only to become frustrated by stubborn areas on the body where they cannot seem to get rid of extra fat. Dr. Victor knows how hard this can be, and is an expert in performing a specialized type of laser-assisted liposuction known as LaserSculpt or Laser Lipolysis. He has helped many patients achieve their physical goals and attain the body image they desire.
While effective, traditional liposuction is considered a major, invasive procedure and requires lengthy recovery time. However, technology has progressed and new techniques are now available to achieve comparable, if not better, results than liposuction while posing fewer risks and complications.
LaserSculpt or Laser Lipolysis is an advanced, FDA-approved cosmetic procedure used to remove localized areas of fat from the body while simultaneously tightening the skin. This procedure is designed specifically for areas of fat that are resistant to traditional diet and exercise. Dr. Victor employs two of the most advanced laser systems available–The SmartLipo MPX by Cynosure and the Lipotherme Laser by Osyris–to facilitate minimally invasive lipolysis procedures. Laser Lipolysis uses the same basic principles of conventional liposuction, while simultaneously utilizing laser technology to achieve less trauma, scarring and downtime. Laser Lipolysis can be performed as an alternative–or in conjunction with–traditional liposuction in order to help patients achieve maximum results in just one treatment.
- The patient is evaluated by Dr. Victor to determine if the Laser Lipolysis procedure is right for them.
- A very small incision is made to facilitate the removal of fat via a cannula. The incision is so small that no sutures are needed and scarring is minimal or not visible at all.
- The laser targets and heats the fat cells, causing them to liquefy allowing for easier removal from the body and significantly reducing the trauma of the procedure.
- The laser also targets the skin in the treated area, tightening and conforming it to the new contour of the body.
- The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and is usually tolerable for most patients.
- Procedures can take anywhere from 15 minutes to several hours, depending on the size of the area, and number of areas, being treated.