The technological evolution that has taken place in the cosmetic industry in recent years, has resulted in breakthrough treatments like laser lipo. Laser lipo is a highly effective body contouring treatment that melts away stubborn fat. But patients often want to know if laser lipo can also help them lose weight.

What is laser lipo?

Laser lipo also known as laser-assisted liposuction, is an advanced liposuction technique that uses laser energy to melt away unwanted fat cells below the skin. These cells are then flushed from the body over the following weeks via the lymphatic system. Typical treatment areas for laser lipo include the abdomen, flanks, thighs, back, and below the chin.

Will laser lipo help me lose weight?

Laser lipo will not help you lose weight, because it is not a weight loss treatment. Laser liposuction is a fat reduction treatment. It is designed for people that are already at their ideal weight, but have a few problem areas that they have been unable to reduce with diet and exercise.

Laser liposuction can sculpt and contour the body by removing fat from trouble spots, so it is not intended for weight loss. Only small pockets of fat are removed during laser lipo, and this will not have considerable impact on overall weight.

How long do the results of laser lipo last?

The results obtained with laser lipo can last a long time if patients maintain a healthy diet, along with a regular exercise routine.

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