Facial & Body sculpting – a non invasive form of liposuction
By Ami Sandhu
For those people who are & have been troubled by stubborn fat deposits that seem to resist all their efforts to reduce them, the introduction of a technique that was, quite literally, able to suck the superfluous adipose tissue out from under the skin seemed to be like a dream come true. Despite the pain, discomfort & the numerous complications, as well as the high cost of the procedure, a vast number of patients have undergone surgical liposuction and continue to do so today.
Surgical liposuction has undergone a number of improvements from when it was first available including laser radiation and ultrasound and in turn patients now experience less unpleasant side effects & the number of failed procedures has decreased. However it still remains a very invasive procedure and one that is generally accompanied by swelling, bruising and pain that requires a lengthy recovery period. In addition to this, it often requires several months before the final results can be appreciated to the fullest. Fortunately, as a result of advances in body contouring technology, this is now a procedure that can in many cases be avoided by opting for the non-invasive alternative treatment instead – commonly referred to as laser lipo.
Surgical liposuction V’s Non-invasive Liposuction (Laser Lipo)
Despite the endless advantages of the non invasive method it cannot eliminate clinical obesity. The non invasive method is however, becoming the method of choice when treating particularly stubborn deposits of fat, such as double chins, knee fat, love handles and bra bulges, for which the conventional surgical treatment tends to lack the finer control that is needed.
Laser Liposuction uses Class2, 3B laser beams which penetrates the skin just deep enough to reach the layers of fat (9-13mm). When the light hits the fat cells, a rapid chain of events takes place – Firstly, pores form on the cells causing them to spill out, the water, Glycerol and fatty acids move into the interstitial space beneath the fatty layer in the skin. Then further water, fatty acids and Glycerol spill out, and the the adipocyte cells reduce in size. This disruption does not affect the neighbouring structures such as the skin, blood vessels or nerves. The lymphatic system then removes the fat through the liver and kidneys, where they are processed in the same way as fatty foods, the rest is passed out in the urine. In addition to this it prompts the improved production of the proteins, elastin and collagen that are essential for the formation of firm healthy skin.
Treatments involving neither the use of a laser or any actual liposuction are available from Slimlines Laser Aesthetics in Leamington Spa & Birmingham. Laser Lipo takes the form of the advanced Strawberry Laser Lipo system and is perfect to treat those troublesome smaller areas as mentioned earlier. Contact us for a free consultation and allow us to draw up a personal treatment plan to meet your body-contouring needs whilst taking in consideration your budget.