Laser Lipo with SlimLipo™ in Birmingham, AL
SlimLipo™ truly represents the next generation of liposuction, and at Menard Plastic Surgery, we are thrilled to provide laser lipo with SlimLipo™ for our Tuscaloosa-Birmingham area patients. Led by American Board of Plastic Surgery Diplomate Dr. John Menard, Menard Plastic Surgery is one of the area’s premier cosmetic surgery facilities.
What is SlimLipo™
SlimLipo™ stands for Selective Laser Induced Melting and is a type of laser-assisted liposuction procedure that removes fatty tissue and tightens skin. SlimLipo™ is more gentle and less invasive than traditional liposuction, thereby reducing the side effects and recovery time of traditional liposuction procedures.
Why Should I Consider a SlimLipo™ Treatment?
If you have pockets of fatty tissue that have accumulated in certain problem areas of the body, such as love handles, bulging bra bumps, or panty lines, a SlimLipo™ treatment can help you achieve a more streamlined body contour. Your clothing will fit better by eliminating those bumps and bulges from your shape. SlimLipo™ is a great treatment to help you achieve a subtle improvement in your appearance.
Who is a Good Candidate for SlimLipo™?
A SlimLipo™ treatment may remove inches from stubborn problem areas, such as the hips, back, and thighs, and even treat more subtle areas such as a double chin. This treatment is not recommended for people who are still actively losing weight or who plan to lose more weight in the future, since future weight fluctuations could affect the outcome of your procedure. The ideal candidate for a SlimLipo™ treatment is a healthy male or female adult who maintains a stable weight.
How Does SlimLipo™ Work?
The system uses laser wavelength technology to liquefy fat and tighten the skin in specific areas of the body. By using a shorter more focused wavelength, this procedure primarility only targets fat cells and does not affect any other tissue. SlimLipo™ uses a flexible wand with interchangeable tips that grant access to hard-to-reach areas of the body, making this procedure extremely versatile for treating a number of problem areas. The simplicity of the procedure makes it ideal for treating minor problem areas on the body, including such areas as the arms, neck, and chin.
What Can I Expect After a SlimLipo™ Treatment?
Generally, recovery after SlimLipo™ is a fairly quick process. Within two to three days most patients are able to resume normal activities and may gradually build up to more strenuous activities over a few weeks. You will notice a visible improvement in the skin and contour of your body within a week after treatment. Within three to four months, after swelling goes down, the full results may be seen and appreciated.
Take advantage of the latest advancement in laser liposuction by coming into Menard Plastic Surgery for a SlimLipo™ treatment. If you are a Tuscaloosa-Birmingham area resident, contact our office to schedule a consultation.