Top Uses For Laser Lipolysis By Joseph M. Brown, MD, FACS on July 25, 2023

Laser lipolysis is a very effective and practically revolutionary fat removal technique that has a wide variety of uses for patients in a variety of scenarios. Depending on your particular set of needs and the aesthetic goals that you have in mind, there’s a very strong chance that laser lipolysis could be just the procedure you need to achieve your aesthetic desires.

Top Uses For Laser Lipolysis

If you’re investigating plastic surgery in Tampa, and are curious about whether or not Laser Lipolysis could work for you, then the following information might be of some interest to you.

What Is Laser Lipolysis?

Laser Lipolysis is a relatively new body sculpting technique. During a treatment, a physician attaches paddle-like applicators to the target area.


These applicators penetrate the skin and heat up the fat cells attached. The heat damages the membranes of the targeted fat cells, which then start to die off. Your body then subsequently absorbs the dead cells.

It does take some time for a patient to fully see the realized results of a lipolysis treatment. That being said, a full treatment can be completed in approximately 30 minutes, making it a low-impact procedure that doesn’t eat up much time.

A Lower Impact Liposuction

One of the central appeals of Laser Lipolysis is that it is very non-invasive. Compared to traditional liposuction, there are very low commitments in terms of the amount of time spent in the operating room and in recovery.


This makes the procedure very accessible, especially to individuals who might not always qualify for more intense invasive procedures.

It also means that less of a patient’s life needs to be organized around creating a smooth and hospitable recovery period.

That being said, there are some mild symptoms that are experienced by many patients after Lipolysis. This includes things like mild swelling and irritation.

A Diverse Set of Applications

Laser Lipolysis can be applied to many different areas of the body for very effective results. Some of these areas include:

  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Neck
  • Thighs
  • Upper Arms
  • Waist
  • Abdomen
  • And More

Each of these areas of the body has their own rate of recovery and respective techniques to be applied during a Lipolysis procedure. You’ll be able to craft a general plan for all of this with your physician during your pre-surgical consultation.

A Skin Tightening Bonus

Another bonus to laser lipolysis is that there have been observations from both doctors and patients that there are some skin-tightening effects to this procedure.


This is opposed to traditional liposuction, which sometimes leaves skin drooping over fat deposits that are no longer there.

This has the potential for saving a patient the trouble of having to deal with this sagging skin after their initial procedure.

Although this doesn’t sound like much, should the skin be severe enough, there is the potential that a patient will have to schedule a separate procedure for this skin as well.

It Requires Very Little Preparation

Because Lipolysis is a low-impact, low-invasiveness procedure, there is ultimately very little preparation that is involved.


That being said, there are some standbys that apply to most types of procedures. Some of these may possibly include:

  • Modifying your alcohol intake
  • Smoking cessation
  • Adjusting any prescription medications
  • Adjusting your intake of certain herbal supplements and over-the-counter medications

Still, asides from these common areas of focus, you may have an additional list of things to attend to depending on your personal medical situation. You’ll go over all of this at your pre-surgical consultation.

Your Consultation

You will be able to meet with your doctor ahead of time to go over your particular requirements and expectations for your upcoming surgery.


Your own medical history, as well as the history of your family, will be covered in detail as they relate to your surgery.

Never be afraid to bring up any pertinent details you might want to go over. Overall, this treatment will help to increase how fulfilling your operation is.

Overall, now is the ideal time for you to talk with your doctor. Accordingly, you can learn about what kind of surgery and implants most advantageous to you.

Tampa’s Lipolysis Authority

Tampa Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery prides itself on being the region’s authority on laser lipo fat removal. Interested in this progressive and exciting procedure? Then schedule a consultation to discuss with us all the ways in which it could benefit you in your liposuction journey.


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Plastic Surgery

A board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Joseph M. Brown strives to provide patients with transformative, yet natural results in a safe and comfortable environment. When you choose him as your provider, he will develop a patient-doctor relationship based on honesty, trust, and a clear understanding of a common goal. He is affiliated with organizations such as the:

  • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Florida Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons

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