Lipolaser: use of heat to remove fat cells

Lipolaser is a non-surgical fat reduction technique that uses heat to liquefy fat cells. It is a procedure that works with the goal of reducing fat in specific parts of the body by breaking down fat cells and thereby reducing the patient’s amounts of fat tissue.

What areas of the body can be treated with lipolaser?

The areas that can be treated with lipolaser are: face, neck, eyelids, abdomen, knees, hips, waist, arms, flanks, legs, buttocks and lipomas.

What will the lipolaser sessions be like?

The sessions normally last between one and two hours, depending on the extension of the area to be treated, so the number of areas that can be treated in a single session will depend mainly on the size of each area, as well as the patient’s predisposition.

Generally only one session is required, which is performed under local anesthesia by the Aesthetic Medicine specialist and, in most cases, the procedures can be performed in the office and do not require hospitalization.

What type of energy does the lipolaser use to achieve maximum effectiveness?

The thermal energy produced in the area to be treated ranges between 50 and 60 degrees through a fiber, causing lipolysis in the treated area.

Can lipolaser be applied to both men and women and are there any contraindications?

Lipolaser can be applied to both men and women, although there are some contraindications:

  • Alterations of coagulation.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Breastfeeding.
  • Cancer.
  • Morbid obesity.