Virtual consult
GMB icon
Instagram icon
Now Offering Virtual Consultations
(713) 892-5476

Smart Laser Liposuction in Houston

There is a solution for women and men who struggle with pockets of excess body fat that do not respond to diet and exercise, even in areas of the body where a traditional liposuction procedure is not possible. Using state-of-the-art laser liposuction in Houston, Texas, Dr. Do and his team at the Aesthetic Surgery Institute can help you remove stubborn fat and tighten loose skin for a sleeker, slimmer appearance.

Schedule consultation

What Is Laser Liposuction?

Lasers are amplified light energy, produced in a beam or ray that can be frequency adjusted using specialized equipment. Laser liposuction works by using this energy to safely liquefy fat cells in the middle layers of the skin. These minimally invasive techniques are considered a safe, precise, and relatively painless way to remove fat deposits in the neck, upper arms, abdomen, and thighs.

Sometimes called a SmartLipo® procedure after a popular brand of medical laser device, laser liposuction in our Houston center is a popular endoscopic surgery option with a short recovery time. Depending on your particular needs, general or local anesthesia may be used.

How Does Laser Liposuction Work?

Are you wondering how laser liposuction works? Using controlled bursts of laser energy, the target fat cells are melted or liquified, and then suctioned out through a tiny incision in the skin. The laser beam also coagulates blood vessels to reduce bleeding, and stimulates collagen which tightens skin and improves its elasticity.

Laser Liposuction Procedure with Dr. Do

At the Aesthetic Surgery Institute, Dr. Do uses a specialized low energy laser to loosen and remove excess body fat.

  • Using local anesthetics and sedation, Dr. Do will make sure you are completely comfortable during your procedure.
  • Very small incisions will be made to allow the insertion of a laser fiber tube, called a cannula.
  • Three wavelengths of laser energy are used to liquefy the targeted fat cells and stimulate collagen.
  • The liquified fat is carefully suctioned out and removed, resulting in the sculpted shape desired.
  • Because of the smaller incisions used with these types of minimally invasive surgery, usually no stitches are needed.

How Much Is Laser Liposuction?

The cost of your laser liposuction in Houston will vary depending on the size of the areas to be treated. In general, laser liposuction costs more than traditional liposuction but offers some better results and less recovery time for many people. Dr. Do has 15 years of experience in the field and can recommend the most cost-effective option for your unique needs.

Nationwide, prices for this procedure range from $2,500 to $5,450 per area, with larger areas like the stomach or butt at the higher end of that range.1 Rather than searching for the cheapest laser liposuction near me, we recommend our available financing to allow every patient access to the highest quality of care.

What Are the Benefits of Laser Liposuction?

Which is better, laser lipo or liposuction performed the traditional way? The answer depends on which areas of the body need to be sculpted and to what extent. Some of the reasons Dr. Do might recommend laser liposuction vs. traditional liposuction include:

  • Less recovery time and a shorter hospital stay. Typically laser liposuction patients go home the same day.
  • Laser lipo is a gentler procedure more appropriate for areas like the face and neck.
  • Laser energy tightens the skin more than traditional liposuction.
  • The surgical instruments used are smaller, and few, if any, stitches are needed at the surgical site.
  • Can be used in combination with traditional liposuction surgical techniques.

Are You a Good Candidate for Laser Liposuction?

Laser liposuction is not intended for major weight loss and is most appropriate for people who are near their ideal weight. Most healthy women and men are good candidates for minor surgical procedures like this one, with the exception of those who:

  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have a pacemaker or a defibrillator
  • Have insulin dependent diabetes
  • Have a heart condition, liver disease, or cancer
  • Are prone to blood clots, taking blood thinning medication, or are on medications that produce light sensitivity

Dr. Do will help you determine if laser liposuction is the best option, or if you should consider another fat reduction method we offer. There are many liposuction techniques available at the Aesthetic Surgery Institute, including ultrasound liposuction, radiofrequency liposuction, and CoolSculpting®. You can book a virtual consultation today for free to find out if laser lipo is the right choice for you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Liposuction

Is Laser Liposuction Approved by the FDA?

  • Yes, this type of liposuction was approved by the FDA in 2006.

Is Laser Liposuction Covered by Medical Insurance?

  • In cases where it is used to treat fatty tissue tumors or breast enlargement in men, it may be covered under your insurance. Financing options are available for elective liposuction procedures with us.

How Soon Will I See Results After Laser Liposuction?

  • As soon as the swelling subsides, you will see immediate results from your treatment, with gradually improving results in the next 2-6 months. Usually only one treatment is needed.

How Should I Prepare for Laser Liposuction?

  • Do will give you specific instructions for how to prepare for your procedures. You may be asked to stop some medications and to avoid smoking or eating as your procedure time approaches.

How Long Does Laser Liposuction Take?

  • Usually your procedure will take about an hour to complete. You will be awake but sedated for the duration.

How Long Does It Take to Recover?

  • Unlike laparoscopic surgery or traditional open surgery techniques, you will recover from liposuction quickly. You will probably be back to normal activities in just a few days after laser liposuction and return to strenuous activities in 3 weeks or less.

Sources:

  1. https://www.healthline.com/health/laser-lipo-vs-coolsculpting#procedures
star icon

When will i
see the results?

You can expect great results if you have realistic expectations from Rhinoplasty. Final results of nose reshaping cosmetic surgery may not be apparent until 6 months to a year after the surgery.

SCHEDULE CONSULTATION

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person