Liposuction in Alpharetta, GA
At Renaissance Laser Lipo Institute, serving patients in Alpharetta, Roswell and the surrounding areas of Georgia, board-certified bariatric and general surgeon Ahad M. Khan, M.D. offers one of the most commonly requested cosmetic surgery procedures. Laser liposuction is a recent advancement in liposuction surgery and is frequently performed in the United States and other countries.
What is Laser Liposuction?
Laser liposuction using laser energy is typically performed as an outpatient procedure with patients receiving general or local anesthesia, depending on the amount of fat removed. Laser liposuction works by heating fat, causing it to soften and making it easier to remove from the body with specialized suctioning tools or cannulas. Laser liposuction is similar to traditional liposuction with a surgeon injecting fluid under the skin in the area where patients want fat removed. This fluid contains an anesthetic, saline and epinephrine designed to constrict blood vessels to minimize blood loss.
After the laser is turned on, fat is suctioned from the body with thin tubes known as cannulas that are inserted into tiny incisions in the skin. As the laser energy softens fat for easier removal, the device also heats nearby skin cells to increase the production of collagen. Collagen is the main structural protein in skin, but it declines naturally as people age. By increasing the amount of collagen, laser liposuction also helps to improve the appearance of an aging patient’s skin.
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Are You a Laser Liposuction Candidate?
Individuals with mild to moderate amounts of excess fat and skin laxity are appropriate candidates for laser liposuction. Many individuals begin to experience skin laxity while in their 30’s, making them viable candidates for laser liposuction procedures.
A patient who is 20 percent overweight or less is a good candidate for having liposuction on the abdomen, face or another area of the body. It is important to remember that this procedure is not a solution for obesity. An individual in good health with excellent muscle tone responds nicely to laser liposuction because their muscles provide underlying support for skin tissue.
Laser liposuction is suitable for these areas:
- Back – rolls of fat
- Neck – upper and lower
- Face – jowls and chin
- Knees – inner area
- Arms – upper area
- Abdomen – sides and front
- Thighs – outer and inner
- Male breasts – gynecomastia
- Buttocks – including flanks
What are the Benefits of the Treatment?
A laser liposuction treatment is suitable for many candidates but is better for individuals in good health with a normal weight and hydrated skin. Dr. Khan completes a thorough examination of a patient to determine if they are an appropriate candidate to have laser liposuction on the body or face. There are numerous advantages of laser liposuction, including:
- Very little recovery time
- Only mild discomfort at small incision sites
- No large scars due to tiny incisions
- Reduces cellulite in the face and body
- Creates a slimmer and tighter physique
- Stimulates collagen production for firmer skin
- Does not affect other facial or body regions
- A procedure that is easy to undergo up to three times a week
- Permanent reduction of inches during the first visit
- An affordable procedure
How is Laser Liposuction Better than Traditional Liposuction?
With laser liposuction from a board-certified surgeon, patients get rapid results with small amounts of bruising and minimal downtime. In addition to fat removal, laser liposuction assists with tightening skin due to the heat produced by the laser. Alternatively, traditional liposuction does not offer a heating and skin tightening process.
Preparation for Laser Liposuction
During an evaluation for laser liposuction, patients should ask Dr. Khan about specific instructions such as not taking medications before the procedure. To promote faster healing after laser liposuction, surgeons recommend that patients stop smoking cigarettes completely.
Results of Laser Liposuction
A short time after a laser liposuction on the body or face, a patient will notice a better profile or silhouette near the location of the treatment. The results of laser liposuction are noticeable about one week after a procedure, but with traditional laser liposuction patients do not see results for two to four weeks. The fast results from laser liposuction are due to a gentler method of fat removal using heat. Patients also notice an improvement in the tightness of skin near the procedure’s location. For these reasons, surgeons recommend laser liposuction rather than traditional liposuction.
The improvements to the face and body from laser liposuction continue as collagen production increases, giving the skin a firmer and more youthful appearance. Patients have less bruising with laser liposuction than with traditional liposuction because the laser can seal small blood vessels easily. A patient requires a compression garment or bandage to control swelling after laser liposuction. Patients return to normal activities in four to five days but should avoid strenuous activities for up to four weeks. Dr. Khan will provide specific recovery advice to patients after they undergo a laser liposuction procedure.
Why Choose Renaissance Laser Lipo Institute?
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- Board-Certified Weight Loss Specialist
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- No Risks, No Obligations!
- Customized Treatment Plans
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Ahad M. Khan, M.D., a board-certified bariatric and general surgeon, performs laser liposuction on patients in Alpharetta, Roswell and the surrounding areas of Georgia who want to re-contour areas of the body resistant to exercise and diet. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, contact Renaissance Laser Lipo Institute today to speak with our friendly staff.