Laser-assisted lipolysis is a minimally invasive procedure for the removal of stubborn pockets of fat. It can effectively reduce areas of fat resistant to diet or exercise with minimal side effects than traditional liposuction.
The procedure uses a laser to effectively ‘melt’ unwanted fat and then either allows the body to metabolize the melted fat or uses ‘aspiration’, a form of suction that allows the practitioner to remove greater quantities of fat. Although it has been touted as a lunchtime treatment, laser-assisted lipolysis is classified as a minor surgical procedure. Laser-assisted lipolysis is not a weight loss alternative but is effective for those with small localized areas of stubborn fat.