Plastic surgeon Dr. Bradley Bengtson specializes in the laser liposuction procedure known as “SlimLipo™, helping Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Birmingham patients remove stubborn trouble spots. Dr. Oz and other medical talk-show hosts commonly feature FDA-approved SlimLipo™, calling it the “Age Eraser.” This laser-based liposuction technology can “melt” unwanted fat, and because it gently and safely heats soft tissues, it can also tone and tighten skin, helping you look younger and more attractive.
Firm body contours show off the results of your healthy habits, but in some cases even regular exercise and good nutrition are not enough to correct isolated areas of excess fat. SlimLipo™ can provide the best surgical solution to achieve a firmer, tighter look that truly reflects your active lifestyle. SlimLipo™ is among the most requested procedures in our Grand Rapids practice. It targets problem areas like the chin, neck, upper arms, thighs, abdomen, and love handles, melting away the fat and effectively pretreating it prior to standard liposuction.
Using revolutionary laser body sculpting technology, SlimLipo™ is a less-invasive surgical procedure that directly targets unwanted fat cells in as little as an hour per area. Because of the precision laser technology, fewer surrounding tissues are affected, which means you’ll experience less discomfort and minimal downtime. You’re as little as an hour away from a whole new you!
What is the SlimLipo™ laser and how can it help me?
The SlimLipo™ laser is revolutionary because it utilizes two ideal “fat melting” laser wavelengths. Via a few tiny incisions, this patented laser gently melts fat for removal from your body. Following your SlimLipo™ procedure at our Grand Rapids practice, you’ll experience little downtime, so get ready to show off your new slimmer you!
What results can I expect?
With SlimLipo™ at the Grand Rapids Bengtson Center, you can expect to see a slimmer self and refined results. Feel free to take a look at our clinical before and after photos as well as the The Dr. Oz Show™ video featuring SlimLipo laser liposuction.
Which parts of my body can be treated?
This revolutionary laser procedure removes excess fat and effectively sculpts almost anywhere on your body-from your submental chin area all the way down to your knees-to create a more flattering figure. Some of the common areas of the body that can benefit from SlimLipo™ include the abdomen, back, buttocks, chin & neck, love handles, male chest, thighs, and upper arms. It’s also great for previously treated areas.
Is SlimLipo™ just for women?
We offer the SlimLipo™ procedure for women and men from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, and Detroit, Michigan, who have areas of unwanted fat. This also includes men’s fatty breast and flank tissue, which can be very thick and fibrous and more difficult to remove.
What can laser liposuction do for me?
Laser body sculpting is the 21st-century solution for contouring your physique and quickly achieving the body you want. SlimLipo™ treats your problem areas gently but firmly, removing fat, tightening skin, and reducing irregular contouring. This precisely targeted laser lipolysis system is also ideal for smaller, hard-to-address areas like the chin or back.
Is laser liposuction right for me?
SlimLipo™ is for men and women who have areas of unwanted fat they would like to remove quickly. These include particularly challenging areas that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Dr. Bengtson can help you determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure; however, the typical SlimLipo™ patient at our Grand Rapids practice meets the following requirements:
- In good physical health and exercises regularly
- Within about 25 pounds of their ideal weight
- Looking to target localized, stubborn fat deposits
What does this treatment feel like?
You may be pleasantly surprised how little discomfort the typical patient feels. Similar to a heavy workout pain, our system is designed to minimize unnecessary trauma to the body.
Is this different from traditional liposuction?
Yes, SlimLipo™ is very different from traditional liposuction. This laser liposuction procedure pre-treats the fat, minimizing bleeding and pain, and helps reduce healing times. Also, traditional liposuction physically breaks up and suctions out intact fat cells, while SlimLipo™ efficiently melts and liquefies fat, which is then removed from your body. Simply put, it is easier on your body, removing fat cell contents with less trauma.
How long is recovery from SlimLipo™ for Grand Rapids, Birmingham, and Detroit patients?
Typically, we have found that recovery from SlimLipo for our Grand Rapids, Birmingham, and Detroit patients requires 4 to 5 days. Many patients who opt to treat small, localized areas can go to work the very next day. You may see slight bruising, which may take several weeks to completely resolve. In addition, you may need to wear compression garments for a short period of time to ensure optimal results. During your consultation, Dr. Bengtson will discuss post-procedure instructions and what you can expect during your recovery period.
What else can this technology be used for?
Recently this laser liposuction technology has been used to treat excessive sweating, or axillary hyperhidrosis. The axillary sweat glands are targeted, heated, and then removed, resulting in a dramatic 80 to 90% reduction in sweating. This condition can be treated with laser technology in as little as an hour.