Laser Lipolysis

Laser-Lipolysis

Laser Lipo Special : One region laser lipolysis $1395. Excludes chin/neck and breast region. One region is defined as the area of a small hand.

How it works :

Laser lipolysis involves using a laser to melt fat cells under the skin. The released fat can then either be removed by lower pressure suction or be absorbed by the body over 2-3 months. Tumescent anaesthesia is used (local anaesthetic infiltrated under the skin and in the fat layer), and the procedure is generally performed under sedation or twilight anaesthesia. The procedure usually takes 2-3 hours and patients can  return to work after 5 days for larger procedures and 2-3 days for smaller procedures.

How is it different from Liposuction :

Liposuction involves the use of high pressure suction to remove fat. Unfortunately in the process fibrous tissue, blood vessels and connective tissue are also sucked up and damaged. Laser lipolysis is a more gentle procedure.

1. The recovery time with laser lipolysis is around half of liposuction. Most people can return to work in 2-5 days and exercise in 2 weeks. With liposuction return to work is around 2-3 weeks and exercise 4-6 weeks.
2. The bruising and swelling are a lot less, and therefore recovery is faster, and the cosmetic result achieved in a shorter time frame.
3. The complication rate is dramatically lower.
4. The Aesthetic result is better as the laser is a much finer instrument and can be used to melt very small amounts of fat. This results in smoother results as compared with Liposuction which can often be lumpy.

Effects :

The body can be sculpted to remove unwanted areas of fat. However this is not a fat reduction operation, it is a reshaping operation. Areas commonly addressed include :

Abdomen, Love Handles, Outer thighs, Inner thighs, Knees ,Buttocks, Neck/Double chin, Arms, Breasts Male and Female (size reduction) and area behind the breast (underarm), Upper arms and back fat.

Side Effects

Minor bruising after the procedure is common. There is usually some pain for 2-4 days after the procedure. Bleeding may occur however this is rare (1-2 per 100,000 operations).  Infection may occur (1-2 per 100,000 operations). Swelling is common after the procedure. In some individuals this  lasts 1-2 weeks and has been known uncommonly to last 2-3 months. There is a small incision for the laser – approx 3mm. Occasionally some lumpiness and uneveness in the fat can occur. Laser lipolysis is completely different from normal Liposuction which carries a high risk of bleeding, infection and fluid imbalance, and cases of death have been reported.

Cost : This will depend on the size of the areas and the extent of the fat deposition. These cost are all inclusive – except for garment cost and post op medication.

Surgical WarningSurgical Warning

Surgical Warning

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Cosmetic PhilosophyCosmetic Philosophy

Cosmetic Philosophy

Our cosmetic philosophy is to create a natural looking younger version of yourself. We aim to enhance existing features, replace areas of loss and rewind the changes of time. If any cosmetic enhancement is immediately discernible or obviously unnatural then we regard the job as being poorly performed. The onlooker should always be wondering whether the look is natural or enhanced. Our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of all the cosmetic procedures and techniques available. This includes procedures I do not use but may be appropriate to your circumstances. These will be presented to you showing the expected benefit and a cost comparison with other procedures and treatments

Future plansFuture plans

Future plans

We aim to bring the latest developments in Cosmetic and Rejuvenation Medicine for the benefit of my patients. Adipose/mesenchymal stem cell treatment is now available a first for Melbourne, as is the intra oral laser treatment for snoring and sleep apnoea .NOW available Thermi Smooth RF - the first in Australia with the worlds leading non invasive RF treatment for skin tightening, with Thermi Tight to follow.

TrainingTraining

Training

Our practice currently trains students for the University of Melbourne and the University of Notre Dame. In addition we train cosmetic doctors and nurses in cosmetic surgery and medicine, and plastic surgeons in laser treatments. We are accredited site for registrar trainer for the VMA.