Liposuction, the Laser Way
For patients who want the fat-burning effect of liposuction minus the risks and after-effects of a surgical procedure, laser liposuction is the answer.
Also called laser lipolysis, this procedure “uses heat from fiber-optic lasers at various wavelengths to melt body fat,” according to HealthLine.com. Lipolysis also “spurs the production of the protein collagen, making skin more taut,” unlike in traditional liposuction wherein sagging skin is a common post-procedure issue. Laser liposuction is also said to result in “less swelling and bruising” but risks the possibility of burns because of laser use.
NewBeauty.com noted that laser liposuction is better for body and face while traditional liposuction is still recommended for soft fat areas like arms, inner thigh, neck and lower abdomen. On its own, laser liposuction can be effective but some experts say that a combination of both produces the best results because it achieves the body sculpting goal while still managing to tighten the skin (although there is some debate on the latter).
Who are qualified for laser liposuction?
Like traditional liposuction, potential lipolysis patients are those who are within 30 percent of their ideal body weight, and are in generally good health. NewBeauty.com adds that it is not for those “who do not have good skin elasticity” and those who have “a lot of excess skin particularly after a dramatic weight loss.”
Since it is minimally invasive and non-surgical, there is not much recovery downtime. Patients can immediately resume their daily activities although some minor bruising, swelling or discomfort is to be expected.
Laser Liposuction Financing
The costs of laser liposuction are not too far off from traditional liposuction. One source cites the cost as ranging from $2,500 to $4,000 while another estimates that it can range from $700 for arm fats to $2,200 for stomach fats, per treatment. Treatments normally take full effect after four to eight sessions, depending on the area.
From these data, it can be deduced that the varying costs depend on treatment area, clinic prices, physician fees, laboratory fees and other related medical expenses.
Of course, laser liposuction is considered as an elective treatment, and as such, is not covered by insurance policies.
This is where companies like United Medical Credit (UMC) come in. UMC helps potential laser liposuction patients obtain liposuction financing or liposuction loans. UMC acts as intermediary between patients and a network of trusted partners which includes experienced physicians and vendors, and competitive lenders.
Clients get same as cash and interest-free financing options with extensive service support from UMC representatives. UMC provides financing for cosmetic surgery procedures such as body lift, face lift, scar removal, nose surgery, breast augmentation, and hair restoration, among others.
UMC also helps prospective patients with financing for bariatric surgery, fertility procedures, dental surgery, Lasik and eye surgery, hearing aids and devices, and other general healthcare requirements.