CoolLipo is one common brand of laser lipolysis. Laser lipolysis, an alternative to traditional liposuction, uses a heated laser to liquefy fat cells, making it easier to remove from under the skin with a suctioning device.
CoolLipo uses a 1320 nm Nd:YAG laser to deliver short pulses of heated energy into underlying tissues, breaking down the fat beneath. The surgical procedure is a good way to reshape those parts of the body that are unresponsive to even the strictest of diets.
What It's Good For
CoolLipo is a tool that performs laser assisted liposuction - a procedure that melts and removes hard-to-burn bulges. Though CoolLipo is ideal for smaller areas like the chin, neck, and the backs of arms, the surgery may also be used on larger areas like the abdomen, buttocks, and legs.
Just remember, the larger the surgery, the lengthier the recovery.
Who it works for: CoolLipo is safe for all skin types, light or dark. The most important element to consider is skin laxity. Skin that is too loose may require more nips and tucks than laser liposuction alone.
Recommended age range: CoolLipo is ideal for patients between the ages of 18 and 65. Older patients may have skin that is too slack, preventing it from springing back into shape after CoolLipo surgery.
When will I see results?: Significant changes should become noticeable within a week of treatment. Your skin's texture and firmness will gradually improve for two to six months as collagen growth increases.
How long it lasts: CoolLipo, like all weight loss surgeries, can permanently slim your body. The results, however, are contingent on lifestyle choices, so join a gym and stock up on healthy snacks.
Key benefits of CoolLipo: The CoolLipo needle is thinner than those used for conventional liposuction, so the incisions through which it's inserted is much smaller. This leads to less scarring, bruising, and a shorter recovery period.
Licensed uses: CoolLipo is FDA-approved for body contouring. The technology was cleared by the FDA in 2008.