Laser-Assisted Liposuction

Laser-Assisted Liposuction

Having a toned and sleek silhouette can boost your confidence, enhance your figure, and complement your proportions. But if you have stubborn pockets of fat across your body that do not go away with diet or exercise, they can cast an unwanted shadow over your otherwise ideal aesthetic.

With laser-assisted liposuction, you can easily eliminate unwanted bulges of fat while also tightening your skin in the process. This gives your areas of concern a sculpted look that may improve your self-image just as much as it enhances your appearance.

At Zochowski Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Zochowski performs laser-assisted liposuction procedures that Columbus, Ohio residents can trust with their goals. By using his extensive skills as a breast and body specialist, Dr. Zochowski can help you bid farewell to pockets of fat while also toning your figure in the process.

To embrace your ideal figure through laser-assisted liposuction, contact Dr. Zochowski through our website or call us at (614) 490-7500.

What Is Laser-Assisted Liposuction?

Laser-assisted liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that allows you to remove stubborn fat from various areas of your body. The approach uses controlled laser heat to melt targeted fat cells beneath your skin, which are then removed from your body via suction. The use of laser also induces the production of natural skin-tightening agents called collagen and elastin, which give the treatment area a sleeker form.

When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, laser-assisted liposuction can provide you with effective and safe results that remove unwanted bulges of fat, tighten your skin, and sculpt the targeted areas. Laser-assisted liposuction helps you obtain a toned figure with well-defined contours.

Breast and body specialist Dr. Zochowski is a plastic surgeon that Ohio residents can trust with their appearance and health in the long run. Through his experience, Dr. Zochowski devises a targeted laser-assisted liposuction treatment plan to help you remove unwanted fat from different areas of your body, while also tightening your skin in the treatment area for a more sculpted appearance.

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What Are the Benefits of Laser-Assisted Liposuction?

Laser-assisted liposuction holds several advantages that include but are not limited to:

  • Short downtime. As a minimally invasive procedure, laser-assisted liposuction does not require you to rest extensively. Depending upon the treatment area, you can typically return to work two to three days after the procedure.
  • Permanent fat removal. Laser-assisted liposuction permanently removes fat cells from your area of concern and ensures long-lasting results. With permanent removal, it’s easier to maintain the outcome of your laser-assisted liposuction results long term by following healthy lifestyle and weight management practices.
  • Better precision. Liquifying fat before its removal ensures that unwanted lumps are not left behind in the treatment area after the procedure. This boosts your chances to obtain better results through your liposuction treatment.
  • Tightened skin. Many patients are anxious about developing sagging skin after fat reduction procedures. Laser-assisted liposuction addresses this concern by promoting collagen and elastin production, which leads to tightened skin across the treatment area.
  • Toned contours. When you get the dual advantage of fat removal and tightened skin via the same treatment, you can also enjoy the benefit of toned contours in place of your areas of concern.
  • Immediate results. By physically removing fat cells, laser-assisted liposuction lets you see your results right after the procedure. The full extent of the results becomes visible after swelling and bruising from the treatment subside in a few weeks.
  • Single treatment session. Laser-assisted liposuction delivers results from a one-time treatment session, providing you with sought-after results faster. You can then retain these results with healthy lifestyle practices afterwards.

To reap the rewards from laser-assisted liposuction, you can rely upon Dr. Zochowski to design a personalized plan for you. He also answers any questions that you may have about the most popular advantages of the procedure as compared to traditional liposuction.

How Does Laser-Assisted Liposuction Work?

Laser-assisted liposuction uses the heat energy that emanates from laser to melt stubborn fat cells. Once these fat cells are liquified, it becomes easier to remove them from your body using a cannula via suction.

With the use of local anesthesia, the treatment involves tiny incisions to allow the laser device under your skin. This laser melts the stubborn pockets of fat that you want to remove from your targeted treatment area. The same incisions are then used to extract the melted fat cells body using the cannula and suction, followed by using laser heat to tighten the skin for a contoured appearance.

With laser-assisted liposuction, you can remove stubborn fat from the following areas:

  • Under the chin
  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Thighs
  • Male breasts

As laser-assisted liposuction can help with smaller volumes of fat reduction and traditional liposuction can work on larger pockets of fat, Dr. Zochowski will help you determine which approach would be a better fit for your unique situation.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Laser-Assisted Liposuction?

You might be a good candidate for laser-assisted liposuction if:

  • You have stubborn pockets of fat that you cannot lose via diet or exercise
  • You want to benefit from skin tightening effects after liposuction
  • You are not comfortable with receiving general anesthesia or being asleep during the procedure
  • You are in overall good health
  • You have realistic expectations from the procedure
  • You are a non-smoker or willing to quit for at least 10 days before and after your procedure

While these general guidelines give you an idea about your eligibility, it is important that you discuss your health, objectives, and concerns with a qualified plastic surgeon. Through your detailed consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Zochowski will assess if laser-assisted liposuction might be a good fit for your aesthetic goals and your overall state of health.

What Happens During Laser-Assisted Liposuction?

When you decide to benefit from laser-assisted liposuction to eliminate unwanted fat, you can expect to experience the following steps on the day of your treatment.

  • You arrive at the surgical facility an hour prior to your procedure, and you’ll meet with Dr. Zochowski and our medical team.
  • You change into a surgical gown and move to a comfortable, safe, and sterilized treatment area.
  • The treatment areas will be cleansed, then the numbing agents will be applied.
  • Zochowski will ensure that your treatment areas are properly marked for incisions.
  • Zochowski will make targeted incisions to insert the laser device under your skin.
  • Your stubborn fat will be melted through the laser energy, after which the laser device will be replaced by a specialized cannula.
  • Zochowski will extract the melted fat from your body.
  • Zochowski will utilize the laser again to induce heat across the target area to promote collagen and elastin production for skin tightening.
  • Once the procedure is complete, Dr. Zochowski will close your incisions with sutures.

Depending upon the area of concern, your laser-assisted liposuction treatment can be completed under an hour. You can then go home immediately afterwards. But you will need someone to drive you home and stay with you overnight to help you monitor your immediate recovery.

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If you’re in the Columbus area and have any questions or wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher Zochowski, please contact our office today.

What Does Recovery from Laser-Assisted Liposuction Look Like?

When you get the laser-assisted liposuction that Columbus, Ohio residents trust, you can expect a shorter recovery period than traditional liposuction. To help you with your recovery, Dr. Zochowski and our medical team provide you with a list of post-op instructions and prescriptions for necessary medications.

Immediately after your treatment, you can expect to experience common side effects, such as pain, swelling, and bruising, around the treatment area. These side effects may last for a few days after your procedure. But if your pain becomes intense or if you notice excessive bleeding from the treatment site, you should immediately contact Dr. Zochowski and our medical team.

You can manage pain with the use of over the counter and prescription medications. Typically, swelling can be reduced with the application of cold packs over the treatment site. Pain after laser-assisted liposuction typically subsides within a week, while swelling and bruising can take a few weeks to fully resolve. You may also need to wear compression garments to minimize swelling and support your new contours.

Typically, you may resume light duties and return to work two to three days after your procedure. You may also take up the full extent of your personal and professional activities a week after your treatment. However, each body is different and responds to recovery at its own pace, so your recovery period may vary.

To monitor your recovery, Dr. Zochowski conducts a follow-up appointment typically a week after your treatment. During this consultation, Dr. Zochowski will review your recovery and suggest subsequent actions according to your state of health. This appointment also gives you an opportunity to discuss how long you need to continue taking pain medication and antibiotics for infection prevention.

Schedule Your Laser-Assisted Liposuction Consultation with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in Columbus, OH

To get the full benefits from your laser-assisted liposuction, it is important that you have it performed by a qualified plastic surgeon. As a breast and body specialist, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Zochowski has the expertise to remove unwanted fat through laser-assisted liposuction, while helping you obtain a sculpted and contoured figure that helps you accomplish your goals.

To schedule your laser-assisted liposuction consultation with Dr. Zochowski, contact us through our website or call us at (614) 490-7500 today.

Frequently Asked Questions

The total cost for laser-assisted liposuction in Columbus, OH varies for each individual case, depending upon the treatment area and the extent of the procedure. After your initial consultation, Dr. Zochowski and our medical team will provide you with an estimate of the costs for your specific treatment.

Both laser-assisted liposuction and traditional liposuction are highly effective at eliminating excess pockets of fat from different areas of concern. While laser-assisted liposuction presents benefits, such as reduced downtime and skin tightening, traditional liposuction may still be more suitable for fat removal in larger volumes.

To make sure that you get the correct treatment for your concerns, Dr. Zochowski listens your goals to suggest the procedure that is the best fit for you.

Laser-assisted liposuction is performed using local anesthesia, which numbs the treatment site during the procedure and does not let you feel any pain. Once the numbing agent wears off after a few hours, you may feel light to moderate pain that you can manage through over the counter or prescribed medications as well as aftercare instructions like applying cold packs.

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