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Laser Lipo (i-Lipo™) in Worcester, MA

If you are considering a procedure to eliminate fatty deposits that have been resistant to diet and exercise but seek to experience less pain, fewer side effects, and minimal downtime, laser lipo or i-Lipo™ may be the answer. Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom, board-certified plastic surgeon and director of Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Shrewsbury, provides laser lipo for residents of Worcester, Massachusetts, and nearby communities.

What is Laser Lipo (i-Lipo™)?

If you want streamlined results through a non-invasive procedure with a quick recovery period, i-Lipo™ may be right for you. i-Lipo™ uses laser-based technology to eliminate fat from problem areas by liquefying fat cells and tightening skin by triggering collagen production.

How Does Laser Lipo Work?

i-Lipo™ is a new revolutionary system that uses low-level lasers for smoothing cellulite, fat reduction, and body shaping treatments. The i-Lipo™ uses photobiomodulation to stimulate the body’s natural process for releasing stored content in the adipose cells.

Every day, the human body stores excess calories from your diet in the adipose tissue. The brain is in control of when the contents are released and then metabolized into energy. You can compare the adipose cells to a re-chargeable battery, sometimes used and sometimes stored-up depending on diet and exercise. i-Lipo™ triggers the release of these fat contents without exercise and targets precise stubborn areas.

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Benefits of Laser Lipo

The combination of precision and power that characterize laser lipo yields effective contouring that removes excess fatty deposits in the buttocks, thighs, calves, chin, neck, arms, back, flanks, abdomen, and such bulges as double chins, jowls, “muffin tops,” or “love handles.”  If diet and exercise have not eliminated these problems, laser lipo may be the solution.

i-Lipo™ is non-invasive with no pain, no needles, and no downtime. Patients can expect results of losing one to two dress sizes during their course of treatments. i-Lipo™ is best paired with a change in lifestyle to maintain your results, typically just simple diet and exercise.

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Lipo?

If you are in overall good health, close to your ideal weight, and want to target specific problem areas with extreme precision, you may be a good candidate for laser lipo. The process of laser-assisted lipolysis allows Dr. Ekstrom to target specific areas from jowls to “bat wings” to “love handles” and “saddlebags,” which often resist diet and exercise. Providing the added benefit of coagulation and increased collagen production, laser lipo also tightens the skin, reducing sagging and dimpling.

How Does Laser Lipo Compare with Other Procedures?

Laser lipo is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that requires no incision and no downtime. It leaves no scars and produces extremely precise results. For issues that laser lipo alone cannot address, this procedure may be combined with other body contouring procedures to achieve a total makeover that will rejuvenate your appearance and improve your self-esteem and body image.

The low-level laser used in i-Lipo™ creates a photobiomodulation effect, altering the cells chemistry and triggering a release of a lipase enzyme that can break down triglyceride molecules into fatty acids and glycerol molecules. This process now makes them small enough to exit through your pores and be used as fuel by your metabolism. Naturally, your lymphatic system carries the cell contents and removes them. i-Lipo™ maximizes the body’s lymphatic flow through stimulation of the nodes in your treatment area.

i-Lipo™ is very easy to use and handle compared to other laser and light treatment systems. The i-Lipo™ treatment is quick and simple, being completed in less than 30 minutes.

It is recommended to exercise following treatment in order to burn up the newly released fatty acids and glycerol in order to completely remove them from your body’s fat storage.

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

The course of treatment should be eight sessions, performed twice a week so body reshaping can be complete in four weeks. Only one area is treated per day in order to maximize the burning off of the contents. If there is an excess of content in need of being burned off, then there is a risk that it will be stored back as fat again. Once a patient has completed a course of treatments they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep their results. After i-Lipo™ treatment, nutritional supplements are also used to maintain and encourage metabolic activity and to support a healthier lifestyle.

What is the Cost of Laser Lipo in Worcester?

The cost of laser lipo will vary from patient to patient, depending on the areas treated and any additional procedures that may be combined with this one. Most liposuction procedures are considered elective cosmetic treatments and not covered by insurance. Our office accepts various payment methods and offers financing options to keep this procedure accessible to all patients.

If you’d like to learn more about body contouring through laser lipo, contact Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Shrewsbury, led by Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom and serving residents of Worcester and surrounding communities in Massachusetts.