Laser Liposuction FAQ’s

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Lipotherme—a type of laser-assisted liposuction, (similar to Smart Lipo and Slim Lipo) also called laser lipolysis or laser lipo—is a safe, effective procedure that uses a laser (similar to those used in surgical procedures) to liquefy and remove unwanted fat in targeted body zones. Lipotherme can also cause the skin to contract, resulting in firmer, smoother skin that further enhances your body-shaping goals.

How does Lipotherme work?

As the Lipotherme laser warms fat cells, it creates a thermal effect. Fat cells, which are highly receptive to thermal energy, are liquefied and removed permanently.

As an added benefit of Lipotherme, the heat produced during the treatment creates a skin-tightening effect, thus helping create a more balanced skin texture.

What parts of the body can be treated with Lipotherme?

Lipotherme can be used to treat localized fat deposits in the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Waist (love handles)
  • Back (bra line)
  • Thighs (inner and outer)
  • Hips (saddle bags)
  • Face (chin and cheeks)
  • Knees
  • Arms (back of arms)
  • Ankles

In addition, Lipotherme is excellent for treating certain areas that traditional liposuction cannot treat. These include the bra line, under the chin, and above the knees and ankles.

What benefits does Lipotherme laser liposuction offer?

Lipotherme is the ideal body shaping tool for reducing localized fat deposits in areas that are resistant to exercise and diet. Lipotherme allows your doctor to selectively target unwanted fat deposits and eliminate them. You’ll see an overall circumference reduction in the targeted zone, as well as skin tightening in the treated area.

Does the Lipotherme procedure hurt?

Most patients report no pain during the Lipotherme procedure and only feel a heated sensation below the skin from the laser.

Is Lipotherme the same thing as traditional liposuction?

Lipotherme and traditional liposuction are both highly effective procedures for the removal of unwanted fat. However, Lipotherme does offer several benefits over traditional liposuction.

Lipotherme is a minimally invasive procedure with virtually no downtime, while traditional liposuction is considered an invasive procedure that can require several days or more of downtime.

Depending on your goals and physical condition, Lipotherme can be an alternative to traditional liposuction, or Dr. Quardt may recommend a combination therapy of Lipotherme with traditional liposuction.

How soon will I see results? How long will my results last?

The time varies depending on your metabolism and other factors, but typically, you’ll see dramatic improvement within one to two weeks after the Lipotherme treatment. Some areas, such as the neck and jaw, can show results even faster. Results usually require three to four months to become fully apparent, and you may continue to see improvement for several months.

Is Lipotherme a “one-time” treatment?

Typically, yes. Fat cells do not grow back in adults once they’ve been removed. If you gain weight after having Lipotherme, the excess fat will accumulate in areas where you did not have the treatment.

However, you may choose to return for a “touch-up” treatment if you or Dr. Quardt are not satisfied with the final results after Lipotherme.

Is Lipotherme safe?

Yes. Lipotherme has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the United States.

Contact Dr. Quardt to find out more about Lipotherme laser liposuction.

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