LA Plastic Surgery in Sarasota and Bradenton offers Slim Lipo, the most technologically advanced Laser - Assisted Liposuction device currently available on the market. A device made by Palomar®, one of the leading and most trusted Laser companies in the country, Slim Lipo uses a Diode Laser in the 924 and 975 nm range to specifically target fat cells. Because of this specificity, there is less pain, bruising, swelling and downtime as compared with traditional tumescent liposuction techniques.
In addition, there is improved skin retraction associated with the technique as compared to more traditional techniques. SlimLipo Laser Body Sculpture can sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck.
Dr. Melinda Lacerna is a Palomar® Certified Trainer & a West Coast Palomar® Laser Preceptor.
As a Certified Trainer & Preceptor, Dr. Lacerna has been selected to train other physicians in specialized techniques and the proper applications of SlimLipo. This certification places Dr. Lacerna as one of the country's leading SlimLipo providers.
Who are the Best Candidates for Slim Lipo?
The best candidates for liposuction are normal-weight people with firm, elastic skin who have pockets of excess fat in certain areas. You should be physically healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in your expectations. Your age is not a major consideration; however, older patients may have diminished skin elasticity and may not achieve the same results as a younger patient with tighter skin.
However, this may be safer alternative for older patients that may not be able to tolerate the downtime associated with a tummy tuck. Areas of the body with stretch marks may not retract well with this procedure. If you have stretch marks, an abdominoplasty may be a better option for you. If you are a man with a lot of intra-abdominal fat, you may benefit from losing this area of stubborn fat first, done with diet, exercising, and adjunct hormonal therapy.
Your New Look
You will see a noticeable difference in the shape of your body quite soon after surgery. You will be delighted to see yourself "shrinking" in pant sizes for the next few weeks as your swelling subsides. Improvement will become even more apparent after about four to six weeks, when most of the swelling has subsided. After about three to six months, the final contour will be visible. If your expectations are realistic, you will be very pleased with the results of your SlimLipo procedure.
After Your Liposuction Surgery
After liposuction, you will likely experience some fluid drainage from the incisions. To control swelling and to help your skin better fit its new contours, you will be fitted with a snug elastic garment to wear over the treated area for a few weeks. Dr. Lacerna may also prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection. Pain will be controlled with medications prescribed by Dr. Lacerna, though you may still feel stiff and sore for a few days.
Laser Body Sculpture
Since the SlimLipo Laser melts the fat before it is removed, the procedure can be done under LOCAL anesthesia as an office procedure, or under IV sedation at the ambulatory surgery center. Most patients are back to work the next day and back to the gym in a week!
In addition, the Laser tip is small (1.5 mm), so the resultant scars from the procedure are barely visible (in contrast to traditional liposuction where the incisions can be about an inch long). Coupled with diet, exercise and a healthy balanced lifestyle, the results from SlimLipo are often remarkable and long lasting.
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Dr. Melinda Lacerna is widely regarded as one of the best plastic surgeons in Sarasota / Bradenton, FL. She is pleased to offer the very latest and safest treatments, including Slimlipo, tummy tuck, and Brazilian butt lift. If you have been considering body contouring surgery in Florida, contact Dr. Melinda Lacerna at LA Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation.