About Laser Liposuction with BeautiFill
Laser liposuction is a popular procedure that decreases unwanted and unsightly fat from the body. It offers gorgeous, natural-looking results for people who want a more chiseled silhouette but have not been able to reach their ideal figure with diet and exercise. At Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center, we offer Smartlipo™ and BeautiFill™, which are laser-assisted liposuction systems that eliminate fat cells from the body through less invasive means than traditional liposuction. Additionally, the BeautiFill treatment by Alma™ uses advanced LipoLife™ technology, which incorporates a filter system to purify fat during the liposuction-extraction process so it's immediately ready for an autologous fat transfer. If you have stubborn pockets of fat on your body, call our office to schedule a consultation with skilled dermatologist Dr. Mary Pentel to find out whether laser lipo is right for you.
Candidates for Laser Lipo
Laser liposuction is a body contouring procedure that reduces pockets of fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, or buttocks to produce a more defined appearance. It can also be customized by Dr. Pentel to treat multiple areas on the body to meet your unique cosmetic goals. It's a great procedure for men and women who are at an ideal weight but have pesky areas of fat that they can't lose with diet and exercise. People who are considering this procedure should also have healthy, taut skin because lipo does not treat sagging tissue.
Laser Liposuction treatment
Regardless of the technology used (Smartlipo or BeautiFill), laser liposuction is an outpatient procedure that we perform on-site at our office in Jacksonville, FL. Although less invasive than conventional liposuction, laser lipo still requires the use of a cannula to extract fat. At the start of your procedure, Dr. Pentel will make a tiny incision so she can insert the cannula to liquefy and suction fat tissue. Once the fat cells have been removed, Dr. Pentel will close the incision. Depending on the size and how many areas are being treated, your surgery can take 1 – 3 hours.
After your appointment
Thanks to advanced laser technology, the downtime following laser lipo is less intensive and faster than the post-op recovery of traditional liposuction surgery. You may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising, but these symptoms are normal and will dissipate over the next few weeks. Noticeable results usually occur around 4 – 6 weeks following surgery, but it can take up to several months before your new body contour settles. During your initial consultation, Dr. Pentel can answer all of your questions so you know what to expect during your recovery period.
Look Fit and Toned
Laser liposuction at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center offers patients the opportunity to have bothersome fat removed for precise body sculpting treatment. If you are tired of putting in long hours at the gym and following strict diets that are just not providing the results you desire, call our office in Jacksonville, FL so we can help you achieve the body you've been dreaming of.