Are you struggling with stubborn belly fat? Sometimes even a balanced diet and regular exercise can’t reach those problem areas, and the only solution may seem like surgery. Not so fast! There are a number of techniques that can help you lose belly fat and bulges from other areas. Laser lipolysis is one option that can help you shrink problem areas and tighten your skin — all without surgery or downtime! Read on to learn more about laser lipo, and contact Your Contour Cosmetic Center in Plano today to schedule your appointment!

What Is Laser Lipolysis?

Laser lipo is a form of nonsurgical fat reduction. Unlike traditional liposuction, laser lipo does not remove fat cells. Instead, it causes them to shrink. Laser energy targets fat cells in specific areas and essentially perforates the cell membrane, causing them to empty their contents into the bloodstream where it can be flushed out of your system. The procedure is minimally invasive, requires no anesthesia, and results in no downtime.

Are You a Good Candidate?

Is laser lipo right for you? The first thing you should keep in mind is that this procedure is not meant for obese patients. Those with excessive loose skin are also not ideal candidates, as it can interfere with the efficacy of the procedure. Laser lipo is a great option, however, for those who have already experienced significant weight loss or plastic surgery and simply want to address lingering deposits of fat.

Laser lipo is meant to target stubborn fat deposits, and it’s a procedure made for those who are already committed to healthy lifestyle changes. If you are still on the path to significant weight loss, whether through diet and exercise or traditional liposuction, we recommend waiting to try laser lipo treatment until after you have met your goals. Once you have taken that first step, you will experience better results from this body sculpting, skin-tightening treatment.

The Procedure

Laser lipo treatment is simple and easy. First, you should choose which part of your body you want to target. Common treatment areas include:

  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Chin
  • Back

Then, pads equipped with laser diodes are placed on the treatment area and activated. Laser energy penetrates the skin to target fat cells specifically. The treatment typically takes about 10 to 20 minutes, and patients may experience a cooling sensation, warmth, or tingling.

The Results

Some patients will see immediate changes, while others will need a succession of treatments for optimal results. In the process of shrinking fat cells, laser lipo often leads to a reduction in size of the treatment area. Patients can lose inches from around their waist, thighs, or other targeted areas. Laser lipo can also result in tighter, more toned skin.

For best results, this treatment should be paired with other healthy lifestyle choices, including a balanced diet and regular exercise. Laser lipo only flushes out the contents of fat cells, it does not get rid of the fat cells themselves, which means that they do have the capacity to collect unwanted fat in the future. Continue your commitment to other weight loss measures, and you can enjoy the results of your laser lipo treatment into the future!

Make Your Appointment at Your Contour Cosmetic Center Today

Are you ready to invest in a nonsurgical solution to stubborn belly fat? Contact Your Contour Cosmetic Center in Plano today! We specialize in a number of noninvasive procedures to help you achieve the body you’ve always wanted. Explore our site to learn more about laser lipo and the other treatments we offer, and call today to schedule your appointment!