If you are considering liposuction, then you know you have many procedural options to choose from. Once the only option, traditional liposuction has been replaced by much safer, more effective methods. Dr. Kim offers Chicago area patients the latest in advanced liposuction including Cool Lipo, a laser liposuction technique that offers incredible results with little to no downtime.
CoolLipo is a safe & effective procedure for small areas with a gentle fat disruption and removal technique for small areas including:
- other areas not easily treatable by conventional liposuction
What is CoolLipo?
Cool Lipo is a laser liposuction technique that uses a minimally invasive laser to break up fat cell and liquefying them so they can be easily removed. Laser liposuction is not intended as a weight loss solution, but rather for contouring the body to give a more pleasant aesthetic appearance. The Cool Lipo laser has been used in Europe for many years and FDA approved in United States since 2008.
How is Cool Lipo different?
The Cool Lipo laser can be used on practically any area of the body. It is gentle enough to treat delicate areas such as the neck and arms, but powerful enough to remove unwanted fat from the tummy, thighs and buttocks. The Cool Lipo laser uses a specific wavelength to break up and melt fatty tissue without damaging other structures. For larger body areas, body-jet water-assisted liposuction may be more appropriate.
Benefits of the Cool Lipo
- Gentle Treatment – Cool Lipo is a minimally invasive liposuction procedure that is much less traumatic compared to traditional liposuction methods because the fat is liquefied and simply gets sucked out. This means less chances for bruising or swelling. The Cool Lipo laser also stops bleeding from the tissues and blood vessels, which helps minimize overall blood loss.
- Skin Tightening – One of the greatest benefits of the Cool Lipo procedure is skin tightening. Using the 1320nm wavelength thermal mode, the Cool Lipo laser heats the treated areas to tighten the skin and stimulate collagen production in the tissues from the inside out. As collagen is produced, the area will begin to fill out, giving a much smoother feel and look to the skin. This is very similar to [Ultherapy] (/body-breast/ultrasound-therapy.
About the Cool Lipo Procedure
On the day of surgery, patients will report to a clean and sterile surgical suite. Once all pre-op procedures are concluded, the physician will begin the Cool Lipo procedure by administering the tumescent solution as the local anesthetic. This allows the patient to feel only mild discomfort, if any, during treatment. The Cool Lipo laser is then directed under the skin through small incisions to literally melt the fat across the entire target area. This will continue until all unwanted fat has been melted adequately. Then the physician will suck out the fat via another cannula through the same tiny incision sites. This process is much more seamless than other types of liposuction because liquefied fat is tremendously easier to remove. Upon completion, the Cool Lipo laser will be switched to a different frequency and applied to the same areas again for the skin-tightening effect. Procedures for Cool Lipo can last from one to three hours, depending on the patient and how much is being done. Afterwards, the patient will spend an hour in recovery before being fully discharged.
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