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St. Louis Laser Liposuction FAQs

St. Louis Laser Liposuction FAQs Frequently Asked Questions

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If you are looking for a way to get rid of those bulges that just won’t respond to all your dieting and exercise, body sculpting or laser liposuction may be a great option. Our St. Louis laser liposuction procedures may be an effective alternative depending on your individual case. This type of liposuction has been effective on patients who want a smoother, more contoured look. It is not, however, considered a weight loss therapy.

Because our St. Louis liposuction procedures is a very personal decision, it is important that you understand how the various procedures work, and you should also have a realistic set of goals in mind. Additionally, there are several different types of body sculpting liposuction available that may be right for you.

At Laser Lipo and Vein Center, we strive to provide each and every client the very best, individualized care. We want to make sure that you are satisfied with the results. Please check out these FAQs about laser liposuction in St. Louis. Please call us to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Wright to further discuss whether this procedure is right for you. We want to make sure that you find the best option possible to get the figure you want! Read below for more information about Laser Liposuction! Also check out other procedures such as RFAL.

Which is more effective: Laser Lipo or Smartlipo?

Smart lipo is a form of laser lipo. Smart lipo was the first system to come out. Nowadays, there are at least 7 companies with their own version of smart lipo. All of these systems are classified under laser liposuction. They are all minimally invasive and the techniques are almost identical. Each laser company will tout their advantages over each other.

There are no head-to-head studies to compare these different technologies so the short answer is that no one can say they are the best. In general, given a good system and given an experienced surgeon, you should have good results if you have the right indication for the laser lipo. The right indication would be mild to moderate fat deposits with mild laxity of skin.

Is Laser Liposuction as effective as or more effective than other methods?

Laser liposuction through methods such as the Zerona have not been proven to work. Non-Invasive liposuction is a great idea, but it has proven to be a disappointment to those who have tried it. The promise of fat that is heated and removed by the metabolism is only that: a promise. In reality, laser alone does not remove fat or cause the body to remove it. Liposuction, when performed by a well-trained and aesthetically-minded surgeon will give superior results compared to mesotherapy or other non-invasive alternatives.

Whether it is performed as laser-based liposuction, VASER liposelection, or standard liposuction, the results should be comparable. Energy-based systems, such as laser and VASER, are designed to cause some tissue tightening that could help the final appearance. As for the final cosmetic result, however, they are all about the same. I perform both laser-based and traditional liposuction. The honest truth is that the energy-based systems like smart lipo and cool lipo could give tightening on top of the body-sculpting effect of liposuction but it is not proven.

If I weigh 200 lbs would a laser lipo work on me?

Yes and no. If you are too overweight, then liposuction in general is probably not the right answer for you. That being said, if your physician says ok, then your weight becomes a factor in how much fat can be safely removed in one session. There are fluid limits that need to be followed to have a safe and smooth procedure.