Despite our best intentions and efforts, there are some parts of our body which contain fat resistant to diet and exercise. At Body By Bloch in Glenview, IL, we want you to feel confident in your own skin. Keep reading to learn whether laser liposuction in Highland Park is right for you.
What Is Laser Liposuction In Highland Park?
Laser liposuction in Highland Park, sometimes called laser lipolysis, is an alternative treatment method to traditional liposuction which involves an invasive surgical procedure with extensive downtime and associated costs. While liposuction is ideal for individuals with elastic skin that will bounce back into place after the procedure, achieving a svelte look, laser liposuction is ideal for those who may not have such elastic skin due to extreme weight loss, age, or hereditary factors.
Is It Right For Me?
You may be a good candidate for laser liposuction in Highland Park if you have at least an inch of pinchable fat and would like to improve your appearance. Ideal candidates are within 30% of their ideal body weight. While adults cannot grow new fat cells, their existing fat cells can expand in size. If you weigh over 30% of your ideal body weight or have not maintained your current body weight for the past six months to a year, you are at risk of gaining weight and reducing the effects of this treatment option.
If you have a significant amount of excess skin with poor elasticity, you may be a better candidate for a body lift, such as an arm lift or tummy tuck, to remove both fat and excess skin. Liposuction and body lifts are frequently performed simultaneously in cases where a patient has less than ideal skin for laser liposuction in Highland Park. Your unique medical history and your desired outcome will both be discussed thoroughly at your initial consultation with a specialist.
What To Expect
Collagen is produced after laser liposuction in Highland Park, so your skin will be tighter, but such growth may take a few months to occur. During the treatment, fiber-optic lasers produce heat at different wavelengths which specifically target subcutaneous fat. At the same time, your skin is cooled, so there is no pain during the treatment. Results include localized fat loss and improved skin elasticity.
The treatment also improves the contour of the treated area and reduces cellulite. Results are visible immediately, but final results can take up to six months to be seen, because your lymphatic system has to flush the dead fat cells out of your body. This leads to natural-looking results as the localized fat loss is progressive. Most patients need only one treatment. Any area of the body with at least an inch of pinchable fat can be treated, but the most frequently treated areas include:
- Outer thighs
- Lower abdomen
- Lower back
- Upper arms
Schedule Your Initial Consultation
If you feel laser liposuction in Highland Park is right for you, contact the friendly professionals at Body By Bloch in Glenview, IL today to schedule your initial consultation. Our qualified staff would be delighted to help you on your journey to becoming a happier, more self-assured version of yourself with laser liposuction.