Laser Lipo (Laser Fat Removal) in Charleston, SC
Liposuction is a body contouring technique which targets excess fat on the body to provide you with an enhanced, slimmer appearance. Laser liposuction is a modern liposuction technique which uses heat technology to selectively target fat. For those residents of Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Summerville, and the surrounding South Carolina communities interested in learning more about laser liposuction (laser fat removal), Heidi Williams, M.D., is a board-certified, ASPS Plastic Surgeon, who specializes in laser liposuction and laser fat removal.
What is Laser Liposuction?
Laser liposuction uses laser energy to remove fat from targeted areas of the body. The technique utilizes a specialized heat to soften the targeted fat before removing it using more traditional liposuction techniques. The traditional liposuction techniques employed during the laser liposuction procedure generally involve gently suctioning the melted and emulsified fat from the treatment area through a small incision.
What are the Benefits of Laser Liposuction?
In addition to using advanced laser heat technology to melt the fat for removal, the laser also helps provide a more improved appearance. The laser device also works to increase collagen production in the surrounding area. Collagen is the main protein in skin structure and naturally decreases in our body over time. This loss of collagen is what contributes to sagging or dull skin during the aging process. By increasing collagen production, laser liposuction can result in an overall more youthful appearance than only traditional liposuction.
What Areas Can Be Treated with Laser Liposuction?
Many areas of the body can benefit from laser liposuction because it is such a safe and effective procedure for fat removal. The following are suitable areas for the laser liposuction procedure:
Who is a Strong Candidate for Laser Liposuction?
Individuals with a small to moderate amount of excess fat in one, or more than one problem areas, are considered suitable candidates for laser liposuction. Individuals who are significantly overweight will not benefit from this minimally invasive procedure in a maximally effective way. If someone is of healthy weight or just slightly overweight and is struggling with the aging process’s effects on skin and muscle tone, then laser liposuction can be an effective procedure to consider.
If you’re considering laser liposuction or have a desire to improve your own body contours, contact the office of board-certified, ASPS plastic surgeon Dr. Heidi Williams, M.D., today. Residents of Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Charleston, and surrounding South Carolina communities can schedule a consultation to learn more about Dr. William’s personalized approach to laser liposuction.