Arizona Facial Plastics is excited to announce LipoLife for patients wanting to remove stubborn or unwanted fat. LipoLife is a slightly less invasive alternative to traditional liposuction that gives patients the same fat-removal results without the usual downtime associated with traditional liposuction.
Liposuction is one of the most popular and most commonly performed cosmetic procedures. Combined with autologous fat grafting, it provides a solution for improving body appearance and smoothing irregularities. Fat grafting is possible when fat cells are harvested from areas of the body with excess fat and injected into areas that may be lacking in volume such as the face, hands, breasts or buttocks. Successful fat grafting requires fat cells with high vitality.
During the liposuction procedure, the treated areas are infiltrated with tumescence and a cannula is inserted under the skin. The fat is then removed through the cannula using a high-pressure vacuum suction.
About Laser Liposuction
Laser-assisted tumescent liposuction is a one of the newer forms of liposuction that has made the procedure safer, easier and less painful. The use of large amounts of local anesthetic reduces the pain, bleeding and swelling associated with the treatment while the laser allows for smaller incisions, the use of smaller cannulas and assists in lipolysis, while also offering an added skin tightening effect.
What’s different about LipoLife?
LipoLife uses the 1470nm wavelength which specifically targets water in soft tissue. This allows for optimal fat removal with less tissue damage than other wavelengths which target both water and hemoglobin. LipoLife’s wet infiltration technique achieves productive liposuction with less subcutaneous bleeding and less bruising and swelling.
Enhanced Skin Tone and Texture
The 1470nm diode laser is set to reach a temperature of up to 40°C which is ideal for skin tightening without causing tissue damage. In addition to achieving effective lipolysis, the heat from the laser stimulates collagen production and causes existing collagen to contract for more elastic, tighter-looking skin.
Improved Fat Viability
With LipoLife’s unique lasing technology, fat cells gently undergo lysis to a semi-liquid state, generating two distinct phases: an enhanced adipose phase with high vitality fat and a reduced blood phase, with no oil phase present as with conventional liposuction techniques. The preservation of highly viable fat cells allows for quality fat grafting and successful autologous fat injection.
Reduced treatment time and Minimal side effects
LipoLife features a dual mode cannula which allows for simultaneous lasing and suction. It is ergonomically designed with a flexible swivel handle, helping to reduce operator fatigue as well as patient trauma. The cannula allows physicians to
pass through the tissue more easily and remove fat cells more efficiently while minimizing body trauma such as hematomas and bruising, as well as decreasing procedure time.
Unique Angle Fiber Design
LipoLife utilizes the unique Angel fiber design which emits energy circumferentially in a 360° pattern. This approach offers multiple benefits including minimizing the risk of burns and skin damage, distributing energy evenly throughout the treatment area, removing fat cells more quickly and covering greater tissue area, allowing for faster treatment speed.
LipoSense Temperature Control
A built-in temperature control feature provides real-time temperature monitoring of the treated tissue, with the ability to define a maximum temperature limit throughout the procedure. The system generates a warning when the maximum temperature is reached, helping to prevent burns.
Areas of Treatment
All areas of the body may be treated, including small and sensitive areas such as the chin and neck as well as larger areas with extensive fat deposits. In addition, LipoLife can be used for specialized treatments such as gynecomastia treatment in Arizona.
What to Expect During Your LipoLife Recovery
Post-operatively, a compression garment will be worn around the liposuction area to help reduce the swelling and promote skin retraction, which can take six weeks or more to subside. It is normal for the incisions to ooze and drain fluid. Maxi pads or gauze should be used to cover these ports to absorb the fluid. If Nylon sutures were used (rarely), they will be removed within one to two weeks. Restrictions over the next six weeks may include but are not limited to: heavy lifting, pulling, or pushing.
Basically, most patients are free to exert themselves as tolerated with the understanding that any exertion should be brought on slowly and gradually. Although swelling and bruising is minimal, it may take a few weeks to dissipate. The use of bath tubs, Jacuzzis, or anything that allows the body to submerge is not allowed, until clearance from the physician has been provided (usually three weeks after the surgery). Showering is allowed 48 hours after surgery. It is important to pat the operative areas dry and replace the dressings and compression garment. If you have questions regarding LipoLife in Phoenix, SLIMlipo, or liposuction doctors please call Arizona Facial Plastics at (480) 991-6877.
*Results may vary. These results are not guaranteed.