Laser Assisted Liposuction in West Virginia
Stubborn fat can be extremely difficult and frustrating to get rid of. Despite your efforts to exercise and eat right, some areas of the body simply become more resistant to losing unwanted fat. SlimLipo is a laser-assisted liposuction procedure that gives men and women the chance to supplement their healthy lifestyle with the fat-reducing results they desire. Dr. Paine can perform SlimLipo to help you achieve your ideal shape and size.
Should You Consider SlimLipo?
Many men and women struggle with areas of their body from which they are unable to lose fat. The hips, abdomen, back and thighs are just a few examples of common problem areas where fat may become resistant to diet and exercise.
Dr. Paine can use SlimLipo laser liposuction to treat several different areas of the body. Possible treatment sites include:
- Flanks and hips (love handles)
- Face, neck and chin
When considering SlimLipo, it is important to understand that this is not a weight-loss solution or an answer to obesity. SlimLipo is best for those who exercise regularly and have healthy eating habits, but still struggle with localized areas of fat. This can often be the result of genetics or may be due to aging, a slow metabolism, and other health factors. SlimLipo allows you the chance to supplement your fitness regimen with effective fat loss when diet and exercise are not enough to achieve your desired results. We recommend that your BMI is below 33 before considering this procedure.
SlimLipo Laser Lipo Procedure
SlimLipo is a laser liposuction device that helps to pre-melt the fat before it is removed and also to tighten the skin. It has two patented wavelengths to achieve this: 924nm (targets fat cells) and 975 nm (targets skin and induces tightening). Dr. Paine also still uses the tumescent technique which is a local anesthesia that involves the injection of large volumes of very dilute lidocaine (local anesthetic) and epinephrine (a drug that shrinks capillaries) into subcutaneous fat. The word tumescent means swollen and firm. With the tumescent technique, the volume of dilute lidocaine that is injected into fat is so large that the targeted areas literally become tumescent (swollen and firm). The tumescent technique produces profound and long-lasting local anesthesia of the skin and subcutaneous fat. Tumescent liposuction designates a form of liposuction that uses tumescent local anesthesia. Dr. Paine will infiltrate the area prior to using the laser and prior to the removal of fat.
After Your SlimLipo Treatment
SlimLipo involves a shorter recovery time than that of traditional liposuction procedures. You may return to work in as little as two days. Some soreness is normal, but over the counter pain medication can help minimize any discomfort. Dr. Paine will provide you with a compression garment to wear for the first week of your recovery. This will help to minimize healing and ensure your best possible results.
SlimLipo in Beckley West Virginia
Contact our office today to schedule your SlimLipo consultation with West Virginia board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. A. James Paine, Jr.