Laser liposuction treatment is a cutting-edge fat removal procedure that combines laser and liposuction technology to produce optimal results for small areas that are not easily treated with traditional liposuction. This minimally invasive body sculpting procedure is used to remove fatty deposits, sculpt the treatment area, and tighten the skin. Here at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, our doctors can customize a liposuction treatment plan for you that will address your fat removal and skin tightening needs using the CoolLipo™ laser system.

What is this Fat Removal Procedure?


Laser liposuction, or laser-assisted lipolysis, is a manner of treating small areas like the chin, neck, and arms that are prone to accumulating stubborn fatty deposits but are difficult to treat with traditional liposuction.

The CoolTouch CoolLipo system is an Nd:YAG 1320 nm laser with a short pulse width that is able to ablate the targeted tissue with minimal damage to the surrounding areas. The high-power aiming beam effectively liquefies the fat in the target area making it easier to remove via liposuction. While liquefying the fatty deposits, the CoolLipo also works to contract collagen, effectively tightening the skin. The result is a slimmer, toned appearance.

CoolLipo is most commonly performed on smaller problem areas such as the neck, chin, jowls, and arms that are prone to developing fatty deposits and loose skin. However, CoolLipo can be used on larger areas such as the abdomen and thighs as well.

CoolLipo is much less invasive than a surgical neck lift or facelift and is performed in the office with local anesthesia. There are minimal side effects, with most patients experiencing just a small amount of bruising. With a short recovery period, patients are able to get back to their normal daily activities in no time.

For more information on Laser Liposuction treatment, see WebMD.com.

Laser Liposuction FAQs

When trying to decide on a liposuction procedure that is right for you, it is common to have a lot of questions. The board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego are here to help you through this body sculpting process. They have compiled the answers to some commonly asked questions below about laser liposuction and CoolLipo, but please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions.

Q: What is the recovery after CoolLipo?

A: Each patient heals differently, but because CoolLipo only requires a small incision, the incision generally heals within a few days of treatment. Most patients do experience some bruising in the treatment area but are generally able to return to normal activities after a few days. Your doctor will give you detailed post-op instructions to ensure optimal healing.

Q: When will I see results?

A: Most patients see some improvement in the treatment area within one week of liposuction treatment, but results will continue to improve over the course of the next several months, with full results evident after 6 months.

Q: Will I be put to sleep for this fat removal treatment?

A: Whether or not the doctor uses general anesthesia will depend on the specific treatment area, but most patients only need local anesthesia for the procedure. The doctor will discuss this with you during your consultation once your unique treatment plan has been created.

Q: Can CoolLipo be used on dark skin tones?

A: Yes! The innovative CoolLipo system has been proven safe for use on all skin tones!

Q: Who should perform this procedure?

A: CoolLipo and other fat removal procedures should only be performed by a board-certified doctor who has specialized training in liposuction treatments. The best results are seen when laser liposuction is performed by a body sculpting expert. The board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego have a track record of success and provide safe, high-quality care.

Contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology Today

If you are interested in learning more about the skin tightening benefits of laser liposuction treatment and the innovative CoolLipo system, contact our office. Our dermatologists in San Diego are among the best in the field of body sculpting and would love to help you achieve the sculpted, toned appearance you’ve been longing for. Call Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego today at (858) 365-3623 to schedule your laser liposuction consultation!

To learn more about CoolLipo and other fat removal treatment, contact our office.

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