Laser Liposuction-Austin, Texas

To help you further determine if laser liposuction is the right choice, we have put together a group of frequently asked questions by Austin patients. Please read on to learn more about laser liposuction, or find an Austin laser liposuction doctor in your area.

What is Laser Liposuction?

Laser liposuction is the newest technology cosmetic surgeons are using to help their patients target fat deposits. The procedure involves using a laser to rapidly dissolve fat deposits and tighten the areas. It is performed as an outpatient procedure and does not require general anesthesia.

What areas of the body is Laser Liposuction used for?

As laser liposuction is designed to target smaller, localized areas of fat, it is very efficient at helping patients who have extra fat deposits that they would like to treat. Our Austin, Texas cosmetic surgeons recommend laser liposuction for the following areas:

  • Chin
  • Thighs (both the inner and outer thighs)
  • Face
  • Buttocks
  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Upper arms
  • Gynecomastia (abnormal breast enlargement in males)

This list only comprises the most popular areas for laser liposuction. If you have questions about other areas, consult an Austin Laser Liposuction doctor to learn more.

Is Laser Liposuction for everyone?

As with any cosmetic procedure, there can be complications if the patient has underlying conditions or other health problems. It is generally understood that people with the following conditions are probably NOT good candidates for laser liposuction.

  • Heart problems
  • Kidney disease
  • Blood disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Skin problems
  • Liver problems

Is Laser Liposuction approved by the FDA?

Yes, laser liposuction was approved by the U.S. FDA in 2006.

Again, as every person is unique in their situation, we advise that patients seeking laser liposuction consult with an Austin, Texas cosmetic surgeon to make sure that they are the right candidate for the procedure.

Is fat removal done by Laser Liposuction permanent?

As is the case for any type of liposuction, fat removal is semi-permanent, meaning that gaining weight will cause fat to return. No treatment can guarantee that fat will not return to the affected area. The only way to truly keep the weight from returning is to be diligent about exercising and adopt healthy eating habits.

How is the Laser Liposuction surgery done?

On the day of the procedure, a local anesthetic will be administered at the physician’s office prior to the surgery. This gel will numb the area where the laser liposuction will take place. The doctor will then mark the areas that are to be targeted. Once the procedure is under way, the surgeon will use the laser (a device about the size of a pen) to target the fat deposits. As the laser works, fat cells will begin to break up and drain through the body’s natural lymphatic system.

In addition, using the laser procedure causes blood vessels to coagulate on contact, resulting in less swelling and bleeding. Finally, the laser affects the collagen deposits in the skin causing them to tighten and shrink.

How long does Laser Liposuction take?

Patients should be prepared to spend several hours in their physician’s office as the numbing gel must be left on for ½ hour to an hour. The actual laser liposuction procedure usually takes between 30 and 45 minutes depending on the targeted area.

Can Laser Liposuction be combined with traditional liposuction?

Yes, laser liposuction can be combined with other liposuction procedures. It is an effective treatment for smaller, hard to get areas. When traditional liposuction has been completed, laser liposuction can be used to contour smaller areas.

Will I need more than one Laser Liposuction procedure?

Again, this depends on the individual, but most patients will need 2 to 3 sessions to get the desired affect.

How much does Laser Liposuction cost in the Austin, Texas area?

A rough estimate of the cost of laser liposuction would be between $2,000 and $6,000 (some people require several procedures depending on the affected area), although the extent of the procedure will help determine the cost. Again, scheduling an appointment with an Austin Laser Liposuction specialist is your best bet to determine fees for the procedure. In addition, special financing for cosmetic procedures is also available.

What are the advantages of Laser Liposuction vs. Traditional Liposuction?

  • Minimal pain which subsides after 24-48 hours
  • Most people return to work after only 24 hours of rest
  • Minimal bleeding, bruising, and swelling
  • Minimal discomfort during the procedure
  • General anesthesia is not required
  • No incisions or sutures are needed


What is the recovery from Laser Liposuction like?

Each patient is different, but typically a laser liposuction procedure will result in minimal bruising and slight pain that will subside after 24 to 48 hours. The patient will be required to wear a compression garment on certain treated areas (but not all). Bruising will disappear in 2 to 3 days, with most patients returning to normal activities within 24 hours. Any pain associated with the procedure is easily handled with over the counter remedies.

When can I expect to see results from a Laser Liposuction procedure?

Very soon after the laser liposuction procedure, the patient will notice that the treated area is tighter, more compact, and smaller. In 6 to 8 weeks, the area will remodel and adjust itself to the body’s contour. Best results are seen after two months.

What types of Laser Liposuction are offered in Austin, Texas?

While there are many types of laser liposuction offered in the Austin area, many patients choose the following. Please click on each to learn more.

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