How Much Weight Can be Lost With Laser Liposuction?
Many of us still retain stubborn fat in areas like the abdomen, thighs, and upper back, even when we eat healthy food and exercise. If you're struggling to trim excess fat, laser liposuction with Accent Prime® may be a good option for you. Accent Prime uses laser liposuction and fat transfer to remove stubborn fat and fill out areas where you need a boost.
Dr. Matthew Adam Graham helps patients lose weight and remodel their bodies to achieve their aesthetic goals at Wellspring Medical Spa & Aesthetics in Thomasville, GA.
Below, we’ll look at the type of results you can expect from laser liposuction and how much weight you may be able to lose.
How does laser liposuction work?
One of the most important things to know about liposuction is that it is not a weight loss surgery. Instead, it's designed for body sculpting. While patients do typically lose weight after laser liposuction, it's recommended that you be within 10 – 20 pounds of your goal weight before undergoing the procedure.
Accent Prime laser liposuction is unique because it uses a laser to loosen subcutaneous fat so it can be suctioned out. For those carrying more than 15 – 20 extra pounds, some of that fat will be visceral, which is attached to the organs and cannot be removed with liposuction.
For patients interested in sculpting their bodies and filling out areas such as the breasts and buttocks, the fat removed can then be purified and reinjected.
What are the benefits of laser liposuction?
Laser liposuction is less invasive than traditional liposuction. The benefits of this procedure include the following:
- A slimmer figure with the ability to target stubborn fat deposits
- No need for general anesthesia
- Shorter recovery time than traditional liposuction
- Minimal scarring and swelling after the procedure
- The option to reinject fat using a fat transfer procedure to add curves where you want them
- Long-lasting results
- Fewer complications due to a less invasive procedure
How much weight can I lose with laser liposuction?
While liposuction is not weight loss surgery, most patients do lose weight since fat is removed from the body. However, immediate weight loss is expected to be roughly 3 – 8 pounds.
Using liposuction to remove stubborn fat may give you the confidence to kickstart a healthier lifestyle. Patients can lose more weight during recovery and after their procedure if they use laser liposuction to encourage better eating habits and more activity.
Another benefit of laser liposuction is that once fat cells are removed, they're gone. However, it's still possible for you to gain weight in the future.
Patients are often encouraged to get liposuction when they're close to their goal weight since significant weight gain or loss can affect the final results, and fat may come back less uniformly after having the procedure.
How many Accent Prime treatments do I need?
Many patients only need one Accent Prime laser liposuction procedure. And you can get liposuction and fat transfer at the same appointment. The two-part procedure typically takes 1 – 3 hours. Most patients experience swelling or bruising a few days after laser liposuction, and the final results can take 4 – 6 weeks.
It's possible to get laser liposuction more than once (especially if you get pregnant or gain weight later). During their consultation, patients should talk to Dr. Graham about any plans to have children in the near future.
Lose weight with laser liposuction in Thomasville, GA
If you're looking to trim excess fat that's difficult to target with diet and exercise, Dr. Matthew Adam Graham at Wellspring Medical Spa & Aesthetics can help. To find out if laser liposuction with Accent Prime can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, schedule a consultation with Dr. Graham in Thomasville, GA today.