Slim Laser


 

The innovation: Slim laser

Are you unable to get rid of your little fat pad on the abdomen, thighs or back despite physical activity and healthy diet? A new, successful technology that melts away the recalcitrant fat pads has been developed in the USA. The treatment with the Slim Laser takes little time and leads to the same results as liposuction with much less pain. In addition, the laser also has a tightening effect.

The technique:

The unique combination of two wavelengths of 924 nm and 975 nm of the Slim Laser has been tested in scientific studies. The wave length of 924 nm acts selectively on the fat tissue and causes it to melt down. The 975 nm wavelength stimulates the formation of new collagen. This causes skin tightening. The Slim Laser device allows the individual setting of the two wavelengths. The treatment goal of each patient can thus be optimised. Laser-assisted liposuction allows the removal of a higher proportion of fat from the body than the traditional liposuction.

The classic liosuction requires 3-4 mm-wide metal needles, whereas the Slim-Laser liposuction requires needles only 1.5 mm wide. The tissue under the skin is thus only minimally injured. Postoperative complications like blood collections and pain are minimised.

Due to the skin-tightening effect of laser liposuction, a major operation like abdominoplasty, upper-arm lift or thigh lift can be avoided in many cases.  

Areas that can be treated:

  • Chin (`double chin`)
  • Back of the neck (`bull neck`)
  • Arms
  • Thighs (`saddlebags`, inner side)
  • Abdomen (`fat apron`)
  • Flanks (`love handles`)
  • Back (upper and lower)
  • Mons pubis

The procedure

The operation is carried out under sedation or, if desired, under general anaesthesia. The finest needles (1.5-3 mm) are used for the treatment. The punctures through which the needles are inserted are thus minimal. For comparison, classic liposuction requires 4-mm-wide needles for the extraction of the fat. Areas where the Slim Laser is used are thighs, hips, abdomen, back, upper arms, inside aspect of the thighs, knee, as well as the male breast.

Postoperative care:

The patient wears compressive underwear for 4-6 weeks after the treatment with Slim Lipo. In most cases mild pressure pain develops. This can be controlled with pain medications. Haematomas are natural reactions. They resolve after roughly 2 weeks. In most cases, our patients can resume their normal activities after about 4 days. A change can be noticed right after the treatment; however the body needs some time to regenerate. It can take up to 6 months until the final result is seen. Since the fat cells are removed permanently, new fat accumulation at the treated areas after a Slim Lipo treatment only occurs after marked weight gain. We recommend drinking plenty of fluid after the intervention to facilitate the healing process.

Summary of the advantages of laser liposuction

The innovative method to remove small fat pads has the following advantages:

  • Minimal punctures
  • Markedly reduced haematomas
  • Shorter time off after the intervention
  • Minimal pain due to the use of the finest needles
  • Uniform results

At a glance:

  • Duration of the operation: 1-3 hours, depending on the treated area
  • Anaesthesia: general
  • Hospital stay: outpatient or inpatient
  • Physical exercise: after 4-6 weeks
  • Cost: €4,000-€8,000 depending on the treated area