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Treatment combines lasers and liposuction to effectively remove fat with less risk

Dr. Christine Lee has written the definitive patient-friendly book on light-based therapy to improve appearance, The Ultimate Guide for the Best Skin Ever: LASERS. Dr. Lee offers a wide range of therapies that use laser light energy for patients who travel from every corner of the globe to visit her. Laser-assisted liposuction is a natural fit for The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute team. They safely offer this preferred lipo treatment from the new office on North Wiget Lane off Ygnacio Valley Road

Treatment combines lasers and liposuction to effectively remove fat

Laser benefits

Lasers are used to treat many different types of medical conditions and as part of many different procedures for good reason. Lasers generally provide a less invasive alternative to surgical cutting and other treatments. Minimally-invasive treatments are less risky. There is less trauma during the procedure and less healing time and risk of complications afterward.

Laser-assisted lipo advantages

Until the introduction of the “SmartLipo” laser device, tumescent liposuction represented the biggest breakthrough since this fat-reducing technique was developed in the 1960s.

After injecting a fluid mixture to numb and prepare the treatment area, tumescent lipo involves using a small tube or cannula connected to a vacuum to suction out fat.

By using the SmartLipo laser, the low-energy waves delivered from this device break up fat cells, effectively melting these unwanted pockets. The fat is then suctioned out with a small tube or cannula, just like it is with tumescent lipo.

Traditional techniques have been associated with bruising, swelling, and longer recovery periods. SmartLipo minimizes these side effects. Minimal trauma to the surgical site during the procedure means less recovery time and discomfort, and faster healing. SmartLipo also costs about 30 percent less than some older liposuction methods.

Medical-grade lasers outside of liposuction are used to tighten skin by stimulating collagen production. In this case, you may notice not only a more sculpted body with targeted fat reduction but also smoother skin as laser energy heats and affects other tissues.

As with other procedures offered by Dr. Lee, liposuction is evolving all the time. SmartLipo patients in Walnut Creek can benefit from the Triplex™ by Cynosure laser body sculpting workstation, which offers 3 distinct wavelengths used alone or in blended mode for optimal results. Additional techniques include ultrasound-assisted liposuction.

Regardless of the technique used, keep in mind this procedure is not a replacement for all-over fat loss or weight management. It is a proven way to reduce stubborn fat pockets. To find out more about today’s liposuction alternatives, call (925) 528-0117.

Dr. Christine Lee

Dr. Min-Wei Christine Lee

Dr. Christine Lee is a Board-certified Dermatologist with sub-specialties in laser surgery, cosmetic surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, facial plastic reconstruction, and dermatologic surgery. She leads The Skin And Laser Treatment Institute as its Director and serves as Clinical Faculty for the Department of Dermatologic Surgery at the University of California San Francisco. Patients travel from across the globe for her expertise, and Dr. Lee has trained thousands of stateside and international doctors.

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