AM I A CANDIDATE FOR THIS PROCEDURE?
People who wish to lose unwanted fat deposits, and are generally healthy are good candidates. The ugly fat can be removed, and the saggy skin is tightened. Those who are on Aspirin or blood thinning medication will need to stop those medicines. Certain medical conditions such as clotting or bleeding tendencies, hypertension, heart or kidney conditions, or other chronic illness are less suited. Ask your physician about your specific case to be certain.
WHAT AREAS CAN I GET TREATED?
SLIM Lipo is suitable for just about any area of the body where there is unwanted subcutaneous fat. This includes the areas of the neck, waist, abdomen, male breast, back, hips, love handles, buttocks, saddlebags, inner thighs, and inner knees zones. Contouring of the body’s shape is the perfect application for SLIM Lipo.
HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN I LOSE WITH SLIM LIPO?
SLIM Lipo is approved for body contouring, not as a treatment for obesity or weight loss. Even so, there can be weight loss which occurs from the removal of fat, up to three liters. Since each liter of fat weighs 2.2 pounds, this would equal up to nearly 7 pounds. The weight loss is not appreciated until about 4 weeks have passed, because medical fluids are exchanged for the lost fat. When the fluid resorbs, the loss of weight is notable.
HOW PAINFUL IS THIS PROCEDURE?
The procedure is done under a local anesthetic (called tumescent fluid). Everyone experiences pain differently. Most Patients have reported their post-operative pain is generally “None” at 24 hours. Others have reported a pain level of up to “3 on a scale of 10 at one day.” During the actual procedure, additional sedatives may be given IV to subdue the pain experience. General Anesthesia is not needed.
WHEN CAN I RETURN TO NORMAL ACTIVITIES?
You are only limited by your garment. There will be drainage from the laser punctures for up to 48 hours. Normal daily activity and return to work is allowed during this period. More vigorous activity, such as exercise and sports, is allowed at two weeks.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WEAR THE GARMENT?
The garment covers and compresses the lasered areas to promote shrinkage of the unwanted bulges. The garment should be worn 24 hours a day, with only short 20 minute breaks about every 6 hours. Wearing the garment for 2 weeks after the surgery is required; however, the more the garment is worn after that will improve your result.
DO I STILL HAVE TO DIET AND EXERCISE?
Diet and exercise are healty practices for everyone. While there will be dramatic results with the SLIM Lipo alone, the most stunning results occur when you intelligently combine reasonable dieting and exercising. SLIM Lipo is designed to give you a “kick start” to your self motivation, so you’ll continue your path to self-improvement. We therefore always recommend that SLIM Lipo be combined with a prudent diet and exercise program.
IS THE PROCEDURE PERMANENT?
Yes. The body has some two billion fat cells present at puberty. The fat cells can gain lipid and enlarge your whole life, but no new cells are produced by the body. When the existing cells are melted and removed, they will never grow back. You can still get fat storage in other areas of the body, where fat cells live, if your diet and exercise aren’t good.