Laser Liposuction

Liposuction plastic surgery began in 1980 when French and Swiss physicians first presented their techniques of “lipolysis.” Although at the time their development was considered revolutionary, by today’s standards their methods now seem almost primitive. Since every person’s situation differs, there is no one perfect method for liposuction although the newer innovations have improved the overall optimal outcome. With so many variations available, as with any surgery the most important factor when considering a cosmetic procedure is the expertise and experience of the surgeon performing the work. From his state-of-the-art facility, Shine Cosmetic Surgery located in Los Angeles, Dr. Daniel H. Lin M.D. is a Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery as well as a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon. He is committed and passionate about staying current on all advances and technology and his medical training and artist’s eye will give you the results and quick recovery you deserve when having cosmetic surgery.

The basic technique of liposuction involves the removal of fat through a hollow metal tube, known as a cannula, is passed through the targeted fatty tissue. At Shine Cosmetic Surgery, besides the traditional methods used Dr. Lin is also proud to provide the most modern laser assisted liposuction treatments available today. Our experience in liposuction contouring and the use of our laser equipment ensures safety and superior results for our patients when they are trying to eliminate stubborn fat. Under the direction of Dr. Lin, our highly qualified staff is committed to understanding your needs and helping you decide the right treatment plan that will bring you the best results. During your consultation, we will help educate you about laser liposuction and discuss any possible risks and complications as well as your care before, during, and after your procedure. Laser technology improves accuracy and the quality of results gives Dr. Lin the ability to make the desired differences to your body shape.

Laser liposuction is best known by the brand names Smartlipo™ and ProLipo™. Smartlipo™ implements laser technology to destroy fat cells by using a special laser-tipped surgical instrument. With this technique, Dr. Lin is able to target fat and cause less trauma in surrounding blood vessels, nerves, and tissues. Most patients need only local anesthesia when receiving the Smartlipo™ treatment and the procedure eliminates areas of fat almost anywhere on your body.

ProLipo™ stands for “laser-assisted tumescent liposuction” and it is ideal for reducing fat deposits on any area of the body that stores unwanted fat. ProLipo™ is an FDA approved, minimally invasive laser-assisted procedure that involves the use of fiber-delivered laser energy to the targeted fatty tissue. ProLipo™ requires the use of tumescent local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia or intravenous (IV) sedation. With ProLipo™, tiny incisions are made in your skin and a small laser is used to first liquefy before gently removing the fat. Unlike traditional liposuction, ProLipo™ is minimally invasive and does not involve stitches so there is little downtime. Your recovery takes only 2-3 days and your results are evident within one week. In addition to ablating fat, ProLipo™also tightens your skin through its collagen remodeling effects.

We offer additional laser liposuction techniques at Shine Cosmetic Surgery so for more information, we encourage you to call and schedule your complimentary consultation. We are committed to providing next-generation cosmetic results to our patients and laser liposuction is a minimally invasive way to get rid of your unsightly fat.

Laser Liposuction can treat areas including:

  • Under chin, jowls
  • Back of neck
  • Upper arms
  • Upper back (bra line)
  • Upper & lower abdomen
  • Love Handles and Flanks
  • Hips and Waist
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Inside of knees
  • Ankles
  • Male chest (enlarged breasts)

There are benefits to both traditional and laser liposuction however with laser assisted liposuction some of the advantages include:

  • Rapid results
  • Minimal swelling
  • Less bruising
  • Improved accuracy
  • Enhanced safety
  • Less Invasive
  • Does not require general anesthesia or IV sedation

As with traditional liposuction techniques, some pain, burning, stiffness, and temporary numbness may occur. Once your 30-60 minute procedure is complete, you will be able to leave Shine Cosmetic Surgery center seeing noticeable results after just one session. You may be instructed to wear an elastic garment over your treated area for a few weeks to keep your skin tight and firm.

Fortunately, you can now finally improve your physique without surgery or pain. Laser Liposuction uses a laser to liquefy and remove unwanted fat in targeted body zones and in addition to removing fat, laser liposuction’s thermal effect causes your skin to contract. This results in firmer, smoother skin to further enhance your expectations and goals. As with all of our cosmetic procedures, our surgical team at Shine Cosmetic Surgery utilizes every precaution possible to give you excellent and safe results.

Shine Cosmetic Surgery prides itself in serving our satisfied patients by making you feel at home the moment your walk through our doors. We believe everyone deserves to be beautiful and that is why Dr. Lin is so pleased to share the latest technology of laser liposuction with his patients who have experienced the frustration of stubborn fat deposits. Dr. Lin specializes in using techniques that minimize scarring and produce lasting results so if you are looking for an effective way to get rid of problem fat areas permanently, please call Shine Cosmetic Surgery today.