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Rejuve Med-Spa’s LaserLipo & Body Sculpting treatment is an FDA approved advanced medical procedure. This minimally invasive fat removal procedure utilizes VASERlipoTM technology to liquefy and eliminate areas of unwanted fat and tighten the skin of the area being treated.
Rejuve’s surgeons can treat a wide range of body areas with the VASERlipoTM system, including: upper & lower abdomen, waist, flanks, arms, inner & outer thighs, buttocks, male chests and the neck/chin area. Unlike other fat reduction gimmicks prevalent in the marketplace that require multiple visits such as techniques using herbs, wraps or injections, our LaserLipo is a single procedure medical treatment that destroys and removes fat.
VASERlipoTM is a next-generation FDA-approved ultrasound-assisted liposuction procedure that utilizes sound waves to precisely break apart fat deposits for easy, safe removal, fast recovery and smooth results. VASERlipoTM uses an advanced, ultrasound technology that is tissue-selective. This patented fat removal device targets only unwanted fat, preserving surrounding tissues-such as connective tissue- to promote smooth contours and rapid healing.
VASERlipoTM allows our surgeons to perform minor touch-ups as well as major transformations with minimal downtime and smooth, predictable results. The advanced minimally invasive system is ideal for fat removal, enabling our experienced surgeons to create realistic curves and definition, even for hard-to-fix areas. Clinical studies show VASERlipoTM provides improved body contouring over traditional liposuction.
Since the VASERlipoTM technology preserves the integrity of the fat when removed, it is an excellent choice for patients who want to use their fat to volumize or contour another part of their body such as the buttocks, breast, hands and face. When used for fat transfer, the fat harvested during a VASERlipoTM procedure provides a natural alternative to synthetic implants and dermal fillers.
All LaserLipo & Body Sculpting treatments administered at Rejuve are performed solely by our team of board certified surgeons. First, the area to be treated is filled with Tumescent, a liquid agent which numbs the treatment site and shrinks the blood vessels. This solution temporarily expands the volume of the area, making the fat cells easier to target and remove. The surgeon then uses a series of small, thin probes to target the fat with ultrasound. The energy breaks apart the fat while keeping surrounding tissue intact, resulting in less bruising and pain than more traditional, invasive procedures. Specially designed thin suction tubes, called Cannulas, are used to remove the emulsified fat with precise suction pressure control while preserving the tissue matrix and fat cell viability for fat grafting. A bandage is applied to the small incision sites and the area treated is wrapped with a compression garment. The client is awake throughout the entire procedure.
Since this procedure is performed under local anesthesia, the client is able to walk out after the treatment and perform light activities. Most clients are able to return to work in one to two days depending on the area being treated.
1. What is LaserLipo?
LaserLipo is an advanced fat removal and body contouring procedure. Rejuve Med-Spa utilizes state-of-the-art ultrasound technology called VASERlipoTM to gently reshape your body. It is powerful enough to target and eliminate substantial areas of fat, yet gentle and advanced enough to treat sensitive areas such as the neck and arms.
2. Am I a good candidate for LaserLipo?
If you are unhappy with the shape of your body and are in good health then you are likely a good candidate for VASERlipoTM. Age and genetics alter the shapes of our bodies, causing fat accumulation that is resistant to diet or exercise. VASERlipoTM is usually the best way to get rid of areas of unwanted fat in specific areas.
3. How long has VASERlipoTM been available?
The VASERlipoTM device was first introduced in 2001.
4.How is LaserLipo different from traditional liposuction?
The LaserLipo procedure is able to spare important tissues while eliminating unwanted fat. The treatment is unique in its ability to dislodge fat cells from the fatty tissue matrix while leaving all other important tissues intact, resulting in smooth results and rapid healing.
5. How does LaserLipo work?
First, the targeted area is infused with Tumescent, a liquid numbing agent. Next, the VASERlipoTM technology uses a small probe that transmits ultrasound energy to disrupt and dislodge the fat. A thin tube called a cannula then uses gentle suction to remove the dislodged fat.
6. What areas can be treated with LaserLipo?
We can treat successfully treat virtually any area of the body including:
7. Will I be awake or under general anesthesia?
You will be wide awake because the LaserLipo & Body Sculpting procedure is performed in a more advanced, less traumatic manner that requires only local numbing - not heavy anesthesia. This translates into faster recovery, less downtime and, most importantly, the safest possible means of fat removal. By having all clients remain awake during the procedure, we avoid the risks of general anesthesia.
8. Why does Rejuve not use general anesthesia?
We only use local numbing for the LaserLipo & Body Sculpting procedure to ensure client safety and improved recovery. In traditional liposuction procedures, general anesthesia allows the surgeon to use larger instruments with more aggressive and quick movements, which results in faster overall procedure times. Faster procedure times means that typical surgeons can do many procedures in a day, but because they are using general anesthesia and aggressive movements, their clients are exposed to greater risks and have longer and more painful recoveries. In contrast, we utilize VASERlipoTM with only local numbing and because our procedure utilizes smaller instruments, clients have more uniformity, less bruising, and better cosmetic results.
9. Is it possible to treat multiple areas at once?
The VASERlipoTM technology allows us to treat multiple areas in one session. There are, however, limits to the amount of fat that can be removed. During your consultation we will be able to analyze your areas of concern and give you the anticipated results for how much fat can be potentially removed.
10. What is the recovery time for LaserLipo?
As LaserLipo is a minimally-invasive liposuction procedure, the treatment is followed by two to three weeks of general recovery during which strenuous activities should be avoided. You will also be provided with a special compression garment to wear during the healing process that will help the skin contract smoothly to the body’s new contours.
11. How soon will I see results?
Noticeable results will vary for each individual based on many factors including the amount of fat removed and number of areas treated. Most patients will see results immediately after the procedure; however the final results will be expected three to four months after the treatment.
12. What about future weight gain or fat migrating to other areas?
Once the fat is removed, it’s gone. As long as you lead a healthy lifestyle of proper diet and exercise, it will not return or migrate. Since fat is necessary for a healthy body, some essential fat layers will remain untreated. Should you experience weight gain or loss after your LaserLipo procedure, it will be proportionately distributed over your entire body and not migrate to specific areas. Normal aging can also be expected.
13. Why is it very difficult to work off body fat in some areas with diet and exercise?
Body fat for adults tends to increase gradually over the years. After the age of 30, an individual tends to add fat according to a genetically predetermined pattern. This fat distribution is often resistant to exercising and dieting. An example of genetically predetermined fat distribution which is resistant to dieting and exercise is the fat that appears on the abdomen and hips of a woman after pregnancy. For many people who have inherited accumulations of fat, Rejuve’s VASERlipoTM and Body Sculpting technology is the only realistic means of significantly changing the body’s silhouette. In effect, this procedure is equivalent to being able to focus the effects of dieting to specific areas of the body.
14. Is the LaserLipo treatment performed in the office?
Yes, the procedure is performed in the Rejuve Med-Spa office by our highly trained and experienced surgeons.