Body and Facial Contouring

If diet and exercise haven’t given you the shape or results you want, then minimally invasive laser lipolysis for body and facial contouring, may be the answer you’re looking for!

Today’s body contouring procedures can treat both large and small areas. Laser lipolysis melts away fat in trouble spots such your abdomen, thighs, arms and neck. The results last longer than other treatments and are less invasive than traditional liposuction.

Liposuction introduced the world to body contouring. Laser lipolysis has taken this amazing concept and made it better, from complementing traditional liposuction in large areas to treating specific troubled areas.

The significant benefit of laser lipolysis is that it is generally less painful and a local anaesthetic may be used instead of a general anaesthesia.  So you’re awake during the procedure which means a faster and easier recovery period than with traditional liposuction

Laser lipolysis may be used for the first signs of ageing such as a sagging neck and jowls. The laser energy melts the fat below the skin’s surface and causes new collagen production which will give you a fresher more revitalised look.

So when you’re considering a laser lipolysis treatment… Be Sure it’s Cynosure!

What is laser lipolysis?

Laser lipolysis is commonly referred to as laser liposuction. A very thin tube containing a laser fibre is inserted in targeted fatty areas through a tiny incision. The laser fibre delivers thermal energy directly to fat cells and disrupts the fat for easy removal. The laser literally melts the fat, which is removed with gentle suction. At the same time, tissue coagulates through the laser energy that is delivered, contributing to an overall smoother shape.

How do I know if laser lipolysis is right for me?

The best candidates for laser lipolysis are women and men who are not significantly overweight but have accumulated fat deposits, such as “love handles,” flabby upper arms, excess neck or lower facial fat, or fat on the lower torso. A consultation with your physician can provide you with the best information.

What areas of the body can be treated?

Laser lipolysis is ideal for the neck, jawline, arms, back, “love handles,” post-pregnancy skin laxity, saddlebags, knees and enlarged male breasts.

What does the procedure feel like?

Because the area is anaesthetised, there is minimal discomfort during the procedure. You may feel pressure but it is a mild sensation. A compression garment may be worn for a short period after treatment, depending on the body area treated and the recommendation of your physician.

How long does the procedure take?

On average and depending on the area to be treated, the procedure may take between 20 minutes and 2 hours. This is dependent on the number of areas to be treated and the size of those areas.

Do I have to stay in the hospital?

Laser lipolysis is typically a day procedure performed under local anaesthesia. However, your physician will advise whether a hospital stay is necessary.

How many treatments are necessary?

For most patients, results are achieved in just one treatment. Results can be seen within a week, with continued improvement over 3–6 months.

How long do the results last?

Laser lipolysis disrupts fat cells in the treated area. However, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to enjoy long-lasting results.

Will there be scarring?

The incision site will be very small. With proper care, any scars will be barely noticeable. Your physician is the best person to evaluate your skin type and provide you with information on what to expect.

What’s the recovery time?

The laser lipolysis procedure is minimally invasive procedure and usually requires only local anaesthesia. Some light bruising can occur, but you’ll be able to return to normal activities within a day or two.

How much does laser lipolysis cost?

The cost depends on the size and number of areas to be treated. Ask your physician for more information on what to expect.