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Laser Lipolysis (Legs)

anesthesia
Local
post-operative
24 hrs.
recovery
2 days

Localised fat deposits are usually found on the thighs and knees. In smaller areas, such as calves and ankles, fat accumulates to a lesser degree but it can be much more concentrated, giving them a tubular, undefined appearance.

Laser lipolysis or Lipolaser is a minimally invasive treatment that destroys the accumulated fat evenly and relatively trauma-free. It can achieve satisfactory aesthetic results in areas where conventional liposuction is inaccessible.

What is Laser Lipolysis?

It is a minimally invasive technique used to reduce localised fat deposits and tighten the skin in one session, under local anaesthesia which does not require admittance.

At IML, Laser lipolysis is performed using the Aspire® dual emission platform. Its wavelengths of 924 nm and 975 nm, specifically melt the fat and contract the skin, respectively.

This platform uses a fine and flexible cannula with an optical fibre on the end, which emits the laser energy.

Laser lipolysis reduces localised fat deposits while tightening the skin

Laser lipolysis reduces localised fat deposits while tightening the skin

What does the laser lipolysis procedure involve?

It is a straightforward procedure. After applying the local anaesthetic, the physician makes a small incision through which the optical fibre is inserted. It comes into contact with the fatty tissue and causes lipolysis or liquefaction of the fat, which is then aspirated with a fine cannula.

At the same time, the laser produces a coagulant effect on the small vessels that prevents bleeding and bruising. It also activates collagen production, thus achieving skin contraction.

The patient remains awake throughout the procedure and can go home an hour later. The physician will recommend a compression corset, which should be worn for about a week. The patient can go back to work after 48 hours.

Benefits of Laser Lipolysis on Legs

  • Skin contraction. Stimulation of collagen synthesis improves flaccidity and renews the skin's appearance.
  • Reduced recovery period. Laser causes less trauma on the tissues, reducing swelling and allowing for faster patient recovery.
  • Even result. The skin's adaptation to the new shape is optimal.
  • Allows for treatment of difficult areas. Calves and ankles are smaller areas, with a special arrangement of fat and more bone tissue. Since this treatment is less traumatic, Laser lipolysis can treat these areas with a highly satisfactory outcome.

Other areas where laser lipolysis can be performed

Would you like more information about laser lipolysis for legs? Contact Instituto Medico Laser now.

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