Laser Liposuction & Fat Grafting London
Fat Grafting using laser liposuction is a procedure aimed at removing excess fat and then transferring it to areas of the body that need augmentation or rejuvenation. The latest technologies offer options to gently harvest excess fat cells, which can then be used to restore or add volume to the face, hands, and buttocks. At Bader Medical Institute of London, we offer a variety of treatments using fat grafting.
Excess fat can be harvested from a number of trouble areas, including the flanks, thighs, tummy, and hips. This reduces those areas in volume and reshapes and sculpts them in order to create more attractive body contours.
Fat Grafting vs. Injectable Fillers
Like fat Grafting, injectable dermal filler products are often used to smooth away facial wrinkles. Filler products are typically synthetic in nature. Fat Grafting avoids this in favor of using body fat, which is a completely natural filler. This leads to a much lower risk of complications and more natural-looking results.
Fat Grafting also offers much longer-lasting results than fillers. While fillers last for around six months to two years, fat Grafting results usually last for much longer.
How Does Laser Liposuction Work?
The laser energy loosens stubborn fat cells from the surrounding tissues, making harvesting faster and easier. Because the energy is gentle in comparison to traditional liposuction, the health of the donor fat is preserved.
Additionally, while the fat is being treated, the laser energy is encouraging the production of new collagen protein in the skin tissues. Over time, this results in healthier and tighter skin in the treatment area.
- Cheeks, chin, and neck
- Upper arms
- Breast or chest area
- Flanks (love handles)
- Hips and Buttocks
- Outer thighs (saddlebags)
- Inner thighs
- Inner knees, anterior knees
- Calves and ankles
- Submental (chin/neck)
- Gynecomastia (male breast tissue)
- Labia Majora Enhancement with Fat Transfer
What is the Laser Liposuction Procedure Like?
Usually it is a procedure performed under local anesthesia. This anesthesia is contained in a tumescent solution, which is injected at the start of the procedure. The solution also contains normal saline and epinephrine. These allow for easier fat removal and less post-surgical bruising and swelling.
The amount of time the Laser Liposuction procedure will take depends on several factors, including the size and locations of the areas to be filled and the amount of fat to be harvested.
After the solution has been injected into the treatment areas, a laser cannula is inserted into the areas. The excess fat is gently heated and suctioned out of the body through the cannula. As this is happening, the blood vessels are being cauterized by the heat, which lessens bleeding and post-surgical bruising.
The fat is then injected evenly into different parts of the body to create new volume in those regions. This fat tends to have a very high survival rate (90 to 95%) in comparison to fat harvested via traditional liposuction (60 to 70%). The longer the fat survives, the longer the results will last.
After your Laser Liposuction procedure, you will need to return home to rest and heal. Downtime is minimal, and you will likely be able to resume your everyday activities within one or two days. You may notice slight temporary swelling and bruising in the augmented regions; these will fade in time.
Find Out More with a Consultation
To get the aesthetic results you’ve dreamed of, set up your liposuction and fat grafting consultation today. Contact Bader Medical Institute to schedule your appointment, where you will be able to ask questions regarding the treatment and can view before-and-after photos.