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PROLIPO at MilfordMD
Have diet and exercise failed certain spots in your body? ProLipo, a laser-assisted liposuction procedure, done right in the office of MilfordMD in Northeastern Pennsylvania by Dr. Richard Buckley, can help. Do you have pockets of fat that haven’t responded to exercise? If so, this might be the solution you are looking for.
What is PROLIPO?
ProLipo, an FDA approved laser used under the skin with local anesthesia is a minimally invasive procedure that liquefies fat cells while contouring the body. It’s a great alternative to traditional liposuction and offers many benefits. Rapid results, minimal discomfort, less time in the procedure room, and done right in the MilfordMD office are just a few of the benefits patients appreciate. Other benefits include the use of local anesthetic rather than general anesthetic, minimal or no bruising and a much shorter downtime. Although many of Dr. Buckley’s patients have returned to work the day after the procedure, Dr. Buckley does recommend taking one day off. And with only one treatment necessary in most cases, it won’t take up much of your busy life.
There are many areas of the body that can be treated with ProLipo. Basically, any area with unwanted pockets of fat can be treated. The more popular areas include: jowls, neck, under the chin, bra roll, saddlebags, the abdominal area, hips, inner and outer thighs, buttocks and ankles. Results are visible shortly after treatment and they will continue to improve over the course of 12 months.
So just how is ProLipo done? ProLipo delivers laser energy through a slender fiber under the skin directly to the area of body fat being treated. It liquefies the fat cells and tightens collagen while contouring the body. Local anesthetic is first infused into the targeted fat space, and once completely numb, a small tube containing a laser fiber is passed through a tiny opening in the skin. The laser energy is absorbed by the fatty areas resulting in the destruction of the fat cells. The laser also tightens the skin through its remodeling of dermal collagen. The final result is the removal of body fat and a more contoured body.
Recovery time is one of the many benefits ProLipo patients love. With minimal downtime, you won’t lose much time waiting to heal. Tenderness may be noted for one to four weeks. The discomfort has been described as being similar to a rigorous workout. And the best part, patients are encouraged to continue being active after the procedure. You can drive a car the following day and return to a normal work schedule just 24 to 72 hours after the treatment. With traditional liposuction under general anesthesia, the recovery time and downtime is much longer.
The ideal candidate for ProLipo laser liposculpture is someone who is reasonably fit with localized pockets of fat. Unhealthy individuals and people with underlying systemic medical illness are not suited for ProLipo.
What are patients saying?
“I’ve done diet and exercise and I’ve lost some weight, it’s just that I always have that problem area, which was my bra strap area, and it was time to make a decision whether or not I was going to continue to fight that area or have a little help,” said Tara. “I was fully awake. It felt like a deep tissue massage. I could already tell a huge difference after five days. Even after a week I was ecstatic.”
“I chose to have ProLipo done because I wanted an option to regular liposuction. I wanted an option for the downtime, the pain after the procedure. It was really simple,” said Lisa. “When I looked at my before and after pictures I was so amazed. I couldn’t believe how wonderful it worked. The recovery process was simple. I was back to work the next day.”
If a more contoured body without losing much time in your busy life is what you are looking for, ProLipo can help.
Comparing traditional liposuction to PROLIPO at MilfordMD
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