If a patient is looking to remove unwanted, stubborn body fat, as well as tighten the skin, there’s a liposuction procedure to accomplish these goals. Manhattan plastic surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Rothaus, offers SlimLipo™ treatment as a safer alternative to traditional liposuction with less downtime to those living in NYC, Manhattan, Westchester, and nearby areas. The best part is that once SlimLipo™ destroys the fat cells, it’s permanent, so the fat can’t return.
What is SlimLipo™?
SlimLipo™ is an advanced, highly effective, FDA-approved laser-assisted liposuction procedure that contours and slims the body for boosted confidence, better-fitting clothes, and to fulfill aesthetic goals. SlimLipo™ is effectively used to treat the abdomen, back fat, “bra fat,” love handles, excessive male breasts, upper arms, knees, and thighs.
Are You a Good Candidate for SlimLipo™?
To be a candidate for SlimLipo™, a patient must understand that this procedure is not a weight loss treatment. Candidates at or near their ideal weight, which is stable and not fluctuating, are the best patients for this surgery. This surgery doesn’t work well for obese patients or those with a significant amount of intra-abdominal fat, the fat that’s deep in the abdomen and can’t be grabbed. SlimLipo™ is designed for healthy individuals who don’t suffer from serious medical conditions, including autoimmune disorders. Patients with realistic expectations benefit the most from this surgery.
How Does SlimLipo™ Work?
Prior to performing SlimLipo™, Dr. Rothaus will administer a form of local anesthesia called tumescent. After a tiny incision of approximately 1 mm is made, a small laser fiber will be inserted through the puncture wound to deliver continuous laser energy to fat cells, fibrous tissue, and skin. The SllmLipo™ laser has two wavelengths (924 nm and 975 nm) which target the fat and water in the skin and fibrous tissue separately. The 924 laser will melt the fat so that it can be easily removed by Dr. Rothaus using a very narrow cannula. At the same time fat is being treated, the laser is inducing the retraction of collagen and stimulating tissue tightening to firm the skin.
What is the Recovery like After Slim Lipo™?
Following the procedure, patients can expect a fraction of the downtime as compared to traditional liposuction. Many patients can return to work the very next day. Since the cannula used is so small and coagulation is induced by the laser, bruising is minimal and the healing process is greatly reduced. Due to the small incision, stitches aren’t usually required, which minimizes the appearance of scars. A patient will be left with reduced fat and tighter skin for an improved appearance.
Plan Your Procedure
Recovery Time: 1-2 weeks
Average Procedure Time: 1-2 hours
Procedure Recovery Location: Outpatient
Slim and Tighten Your Body
When you’ve tried diet and exercise to no avail, you should consider the SlimLipo™ procedure. Not only will it safely and effectively get rid of fat in your problem areas, but it will also tighten your skin for a fit, tauter appearance. You owe it to yourself to have the body of your dreams, so contact our office today to schedule a consultation. We welcome patients residing in NYC, the Upper East Side, Manhattan, Westchester, and the surrounding communities.