Slim-Lipo or LifeSculpt Laser-Assisted
"Slim Lipo" name stands for "Selective
Laser Induced Melting". Slim Lipo is made by the fractional
technology manufacturer - Palomar, in which they claim that their laser
wavelength melts fat anywhere from three to five times better than SmartLipo.
Slim Lipo is the next generation of laser assisted liposuction and is also being
marketed under the name of LifeSculpt.
Slim Lipo not only melts the fat but also
shortens collagen fibers - which will tighten the skin. Slim Lipo uses a thin
fiber-optic wand that is flexible and emits a wider area of laser energy to the
tissues. Because it is fat tissue specific it will melt the fat at lower energy
levels making it a safer procedure than other laser assisted liposuction
Slim Lipo is
indicated for fat reduction in both men and women. It is specifically
designed to ease any unnecessary trauma to the body. The most important
factor is that the patients are encouraged to have realistic expectations with
this procedure. Slim Lipo is not indicated for patients who are overweight
and trying to cure obesity.
Areas of the body that SlimLipo or LifeSculpt
can be used:
Some of the surgeons using
laser liposuction are not board certified plastic surgeons.
Some are considered a "cosmetic surgeon" (which could mean
the doctor is board certified in family practice, OB,
radiologist or anyone with a medical degree).
The burning or "melting of
the fat" is painful
The melting of the fat or
burning requires a longer procedure with more time and risks
Burning of the fat makes
laser liposuction more invasive of a procedure
The equipment is expensive
making the procedure more expensive than other forms of
SlimLipo manufacturer -
Palomar states that SlimLipo
uses a 924 laser which is
3-5 times more effective at
melting fat than the 1064
laser or 1308 laser used
The SlimLipo laser also has
a 924/975 combination laser
treatment that helps tighten
skin during liposuction.
Slim Lipo is very different
than traditional liposuction
which can leave larger
scars, causes more bleeding
and more pain post
operatively, and requires
longer healing time.
physically breaks up and
suctions out intact fat
cells, while Slim Lipo melts
and liquefies the fatty
deposits, which is then
gently extracted from the