Laser Body Contouring

Laser Body Contouring (Laser-Assisted Lipolysis) Options

Also referred to as laser-assisted lipolysis, laser body contouring is a minimally invasive treatment option that has proven to be highly effective for the targeted reduction of stubborn fat pockets, typically producing excellent results after a single, brief treatment session (approximately 1-2 hours).

The goal of laser body contouring is literally to melt away fat and tighten the skin in the designated treatment site(s), producing a leaner, more sculpted appearance.  The medical-grade lasers utilized during laser-assisted lipolysis create photomechanical and thermal wavelengths that rupture and then liquefy fat cells.  The adjacent blood vessels are coagulated as the melted fat is suctioned out of the body, resulting in less bleeding, swelling, and bruising for the patient.

Although less invasive than traditional liposculpture, laser body contouring should only be performed by an experienced, skillful physician with a keen eye for aesthetic detail, such as Dr. Stephen Rath, owner and Medical Director of Fusion Medical Spa, located in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Dr. Rath specializes in laser-based aesthetic enhancement modalities, and has equipped Fusion Medical Spa with the Smartlipo Triplex™ laser body sculpting workstation, which offers three separate control settings, facilitating heightened procedural customization based on each patient’s specific treatment goals:

  • Smartlipo™: the market leader in laser-assisted lipolysis, Smartlipo™ creates lean, streamlined body contours by promoting tissue retraction through soft tissue coagulation
  • Cellulaze: features the patentedSideLaze3D™ side-firing fiber, which treats the leading structural defects that are responsible for causing and/or exacerbating the appearance of cellulite (i.e. fibrous septae, thinning dermis, and herniated pockets of fat)
  • Precision Tx: this precisely targeted laser serves to eliminate fat and improve the contours of smaller treatment sites, such as the neck and jawline

Each of theSmartlipo Triplex™ options can be performed under local anesthesia and involve very small incisions, allowing for expedited healing and minimal (if any) scarring. Laser-assisted lipolysis is an excellent technique that can be performed either on its own, or in connection with traditional liposuction to maximize the patient’s body sculpting results.  Smartlipo™ is an appropriate treatment option for patients who are in good health and exercise regularly, but have been unable to achieve the physique they desire because of stubborn fatty deposits, which cannot be eliminated through a healthy lifestyle alone.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Rath will assess your height, weight, and procedural goals in order to estimate the length of your Smartlipo™ treatment. You will be able to observe immediate improvements in the appearance of your physique after your first session, and you should be able to return to work after a short rest period of 24-48 hours.  You may resume all of your normal physical activities after your incisions have fully healed (typically 2-4 weeks).

Contact Fusion Medical Spa

Dr. Rath understands the importance of individual customization when performing aesthetic enhancement treatments in a medical spa setting. He eschews the “cookie cutter” approach adopted by many med spas, and instead takes the necessary time to listen to your specific cosmetic and health-related goals before creating a treatment plan designed to safely and effectively fulfill those objectives.

Dr. Rath and his professionally trained staff have worked hard to create a warm, welcoming office environment, where you will feel comfortable and relaxed throughout your laser body contouring experience. If you are interested in learning more about the Smartlipo Triplex™ laser body contouring options offered at Fusion Medical Spa, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Rath.