Sarasota’s Choice For Laser Lipo
Dr. Sessa is proud to announce that the Sarasota Surgical Arts facility is pioneering the emerging specialty of laser liposuction! His surgical center is a training center for other physicians around the world for this type of laser liposuction.
Laser Liposuction In SW Florida
Dr. Sessa offers the Lutronic AccuSculpt Laser TM to our Sarasota and southwest Florida patients. The beauty of this new technology lies in the wavelength of the Lutronic Laser. Fat absorbs a specific wavelength of light and energy. The Lutronic AccuSculpt Laser TM specifically targets fat tissue, thereby creating much less trauma and bruising than standard liposuction. The result is a significant reduction in patient discomfort and recovery time!
The laser offered at Sarasota Surgical Arts has an added benefit of shrinking the skin.
There is no other liposuction procedure currently available that creates such a dramatic tightening of the skin as the Lutronic AccuSculpt Laser used by Dr. Sessa. This technique is great for people who have lost skin elasticity but do not desire a traditional tummy tuck or arm lift. The AccuSculpt Laser can also be used for skin shrinkage on the face in problematic areas of the neck, jowls, and cheeks instead of a facelift or necklift. Contact our office today for your Laser Liposuction consultation with Dr. Sessa!
What to expect:
Laser liposuction may be performed under local anesthesia without any need to be sedated or undergo general aneshesia. The procedure is approximately one hour in duration, performed at Dr. Sessa’s outpatient surgery center which is accredited by the Florida Board of Medicine. An optical fiber 1-2mm in size is inserted under the skin. The laser then emulsifies the fat and shrinks the skin at the same time. Because the laser specifically targets fat tissue, there is significantly less trauma and bruising! A common theme reported by Dr. Sessa’s patients is that the procedure is virtually painless. Most are back at work in 1 -2 days with very little residual bruising. Laser Liposuction is ideal for many areas including the cheeks, jowls, under the chin, hips, thighs, knees, bra line, arms, and chest. Please see our patient video testimonials to hear about the laser liposuction experience in their own words!
How is this different than standard liposuction:
Standard liposuction is done with tumescent fluid (a mixture of lidocaine and epinephrine) that is infused into the areas to liposuctioned. Once the blood vessels constrict and the area becomes numb, standard liposuction then takes place. The biggest difference between the two techniques is that before the removal of the fat, the laser is inserted to break up the fat and shrink the skin. Afterwards, the emulsified fat is removed. While patients may see 40-60% skin shrinkage using standard liposuction, laser liposuction has been shown to give up to 75% skin shrinkage when properly performed. Another important difference is the laser’s ability to target the fat tissue. Patient’s appreciate the diminished discomfort and bruising with laser liposuction and are back to their regular activities much sooner!