Cosmetic procedures like liposuction are always undergoing advancements as medical professionals find new ways to perform the surgery. One of the newest types of liposuctions is laser lipo. Liposuction involves removing excess fat from certain areas of the body. However, laser lipo makes this surgical process easier and more straightforward. The new approach involves liquefying the fat before removal occurs. This new procedure is being performed in the United States and Mexico alike making patients travel to Mexico for a safe and successful procedure that is more cost-effective.
About Laser Lipo
This is a more gentle and comfortable option for liposuction patients. The original plastic surgery procedures use small incisions where a cannula was inserted into each incision and suction used to remove excess fat. With laser lipo, a fiber laser is inserted before the cannula is which helps to dissolve fat cells into a liquid substance that is easier to remove. This means that there is less discomfort from the suction portion of the procedure. This makes recovery easier.
Where can Laser Lipo be done?
Laser lipo is commonly performed on the abdomen, inner and outer thighs, upper arms, hips, back, buttocks, chin and the face. The most common place men receive the treatment in the chest. This new approach to liposuction is great for smaller or tighter areas of the body. This makes performing liposuction on smaller or harder to reach areas easy.
Smartlipo is a minimally invasive, laser-assisted lipolysis procedure for body sculpting of trouble areas like the abdomen, thighs, and neck. Using laser technology, this system permanently eliminates fat with minimal downtime and less pain than traditional liposuction. In Smartlipo, local anesthesia can be used, and the skin gets tightened through coagulation.
In addition to Laser Lipo, we offer VASER Liposuction – which is based on previous ultrasonic liposuction from the 1990s. FDA-approved in 2001, Vaser Lipo is the 3rd generation device that has found its use in body fat contouring surgery.
VASER is an acronym for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance; it uses vibration energy to break up the fat while another tool will remove the fat and water mixture.
This is done in specific tools, which allow surgeons to contour your body to give you the ideal look.
Surgeons PeRforming VASER and Laser Lipo
Dr. Joaquin Ayala is a board-certified plastic, a cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Ayala specialized in body contouring with laser lipo to give you the six-pack look.
Dr. Ayala has training in Guadalajara, Mexico as well as Brazil, which has the highest number of plastic surgeries for aesthetic purposes. His philosophy is to prepare adequately patients for a safe and best natural results.
He specializes in Tummy Tuck, Breast Lift / Augmentation, Facelift (partial or full), Nose Surgery, Lower Body Lift, Arm Lift, Liposuction, Laser Lipo, Butt Augmentation, Thigh lift, FAMI, Botox, etc. in standardized patients as well as post-bariatric patients with massive weight loss.
Laser lipo offers a shorter recovery time because the incisions are much smaller. There will still be some bleeding or bruises, though. Your surgeon can walk you through the entire recovery process so that there are no surprises.
Results for laser lipo can vary depending on the area the procedure is being performed on and how much fat is being removed. Often this plastic surgery procedure needs to be combined with another procedure such as a tummy tuck to get the most optimal results. Your plastic surgeon can discuss a plan of action that will ensure your expectations are met post-op.
Some risks associated with laser lipo include infection, fluid retention, irregular contouring, scarring, blistering, and burns.
Preparing for Plastic Surgery in Mexico
Having laser lipo in Mexico can be a very fruitful and safe medical experience. A medical accreditation agency is responsible for testing hospital aboard for both safety and efficiency measures. Their recommendations equate to a safe medical expertise. Work with a health travel agency to learn about qualified and reputable surgeons and hospitals for laser lipo.
After choosing your doctor from their list of recommendation, you will have an initial consultation discussing your medical history, current medical conditions, concerns, questions, and expectations. This doctor will work directly with your American physician to determine a plan of action. From there, a cost will be shared with you. Most often this package that will include all surgery costs, the hospital stay, any medications needed, the cost of anesthesia, nurse visits, and any follow-up after the procedure. Travel to and from the location with your travel partner will usually be a separate expense, so plan accordingly.
During this communication process, the surgeon will discuss with you which pre-operative tests are required before surgery. These tests will vary depending on the approach to your surgery as well as your past and current medical history. Also, if a patient smokes, they will be told to quit before the procedure as smoking can impair healing in the body.