Is Laser Assisted Liposuction Safe?

Have you lost weight, but still have bulges in areas like your thighs, belly, or upper arms that just won’t reduce, no matter how hard you try? You may be the perfect candidate for laser assisted liposuction, which literally melts fat away from these stubborn areas.

Laser assisted liposuction uses revolutionary technology to remove fat in a minimally invasive way. Not only does it provide targeted fat loss, it leaves you with tighter, tauter skin.

Because it’s a newer technology that uses heat and light energy, some people question the safety of laser assisted liposuction. Rest assured that when performed by a skilled, experienced provider like Yaqub Baraki, M.D. of Lansdowne Aesthetic Center, you’re almost guaranteed immediate results without much downtime or side effects. 

Read on to learn more about how laser assisted liposuction can help you get the body you want and deserve.

All about laser assisted liposuction

You’ve most likely heard of liposuction, the surgical procedure that essentially vacuums fat away from designated areas of the body, like your belly, thighs, buttocks, arms, and chin. Traditional liposuction uses relatively large tubes — or cannulas — to suck out unwanted fat. These tubes must pass through several layers of tissue to reach the unwanted fat cells. The result is notable post-procedure bruising, swelling, and pain that can persist for several weeks.

Just like traditional liposuction, laser assisted liposuction can effectively create this spot reduction. It isn’t for comprehensive weight loss, but can be quite successful at contouring your frame if you’re at or near a normal weight. 

Laser assisted liposuction differs from traditional liposuction in that it uses lasers to liquify the fat before it is suctioned out of your body. Because liquid fat is easier to remove, the procedure requires very small incisions and results in less scarring and short downtime. You also have less bleeding and bruising post procedure, meaning you’re ready to show off your body in just a few days.

The laser energy also provides a skin tightening effect, which doesn’t always occur with traditional liposuction techniques. You lose the fat, and the laser stimulates collagen and elastin production to tighten the skin in treatment areas so that you don’t have noticeable skin laxity and sagging. 

No need for concern when it comes to laser assisted liposuction

For the best results, you should seek out a physician with experience and training in laser assisted liposuction. Laser assisted liposuction, in untrained hands, can lead to unwanted burns. 

However, you can trust Dr. Baraki who is board-certified in general surgery with a specialization in cosmetic surgery. He is committed to transforming the look of his patients and tailors each treatment to their particular needs and goals. Your safety and satisfaction are his priorities. 

As a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Medical Association, Dr. Baraki is a trusted, verifiable provider of laser assisted liposuction. 

Long-term results

Not only do you have a short recovery time, but you also get long-term results from laser assisted liposuction. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid gaining extra weight, you’ll be able to maintain a slimmer, more streamlined body for many years to come. 

To benefit from Dr. Baraki’s cosmetic surgery experience, artful eye, and skill, call Lansdowne Aesthetic Center today at 703-844-3811, or use the online tool to schedule a consultation at the Leesburg/Ashburn, Virginia office. 

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