At some point or another, you’ve probably heard the phrase “stubborn fat,” or fat that doesn’t seem to budge no matter how much an individual diets or exercises. Since 1986, Dr. Edmond Griffin and Dr. Scott Karempelis have been taking care of their patients “stubborn fat” by providing safe and effective outpatient tumescent liposuction utilizing both traditional and cutting edge techniques to suit individual cosmetic needs. While liposuction results are greatly influenced by the surgeon’s skill, fat reduction is further facilitated by ever-advancing body contouring technology. In the 25 years our surgeons have performed liposuction procedures, we’ve watched and worked with advancing liposuction technology. For years we worked with ultrasonic techniques that claimed to have an edge on traditional liposuction, but now lasers can more precisely target the unwanted fat for easier, safer, and more effective surgical removal. With so many laser liposuction systems on the market, it’s difficult to know which laser assisted machine you should choose. That is why, after thorough research, Dermatology Associates of Atlanta is excited to offer SlimLipo™ to our Atlanta patients. Despite its novelty, this technology has already become the top choice of laser liposuction methods by many surgeons.
SlimLipo™ laser assisted liposuction does not deemphasize the importance of selecting a properly experienced surgeon, but acts more as the “icing on the cake”: resulting in faster healing, less drainage, and most importantly, skin tightening post- procedure. Our specialty center team at the Laser Institute of Georgia has long known the dramatic collagen production potential of laser skin resurfacing. Now, the combination skin tightening and fat reduction benefits of SlimLipo™ laser liposuction allows our board certified dermatological surgeons to use micro cannulas to remove fat with less bruising, smaller incisions, less blood loss, and the best part—less downtime and faster healing.
This technology is different from other types of laser liposuction, like SmartLipo™, because of its dual wavelengths: one wavelength melts the fat while the other targets collagen fibers to tighten skin. No other system uses these particular wavelengths. In fact, the laser is specifically attracted to the fat (instead of the water) in the fat cell. Although we offer non-surgical technologies that firm the skin like Exilis and SlimLipo™’s ability to tighten while removing fat is remarkable. Bad liposuction, by any surgeon, can produce irregular results with divots and lumps beneath the skin. Because SlimLipo™ tightens during the procedure; the likelihood of uneven surface texture is decreased. Another important factor when considering elective procedures like fat reduction is patient safety. The excessive heat used by other systems is not necessary with SlimLipo™, making it one of the safest systems for liposuction.
DAA’s Cosmetic Center is excited to expand their liposuction and fat reduction services to provide SlimLipo™. Our board certified dermatologists Drs. Griffin and Karempelis performed hundreds of safe liposuction procedures on patients who were pleased with their body contouring results.
No matter what fat reduction goals, our Cosmetic Center is sure to meet your needs by offering everything from traditional liposuction procedures to non-invasive fat reduction with Coolsculpting™ by Zeltiq™. If you’re interested in learning how we can help you slim your shape, schedule a consultation with our Cosmetic Center today. To read more about SlimLipo™ or other skin treatments offered at Dermatology associates of Atlanta, be sure to check out our website. Also, be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on our monthly specials and other dermatology news.