Laser Lipo FAQs

Who Is An Ideal Candidate for Laser Liposuction?

The ideal laser liposuction candidate has a body mass index (BMI) under 30. The treatment is perfect for unwanted fat that has been resistant to diet and exercise.

Laser liposuction is effective for all areas of the body, especially the abdomen, love handles, thighs, back, arms, chin/neck/jowls and areas with sagging skin. Some patients have larger or multiple areas to address, which can be effective with laser liposuction. The procedure is not for everyone and is not a treatment for obesity.

What Can I Expect at the Consultation?

Dr. Andrew Kwak, founder of The Lumen Center, will provide a full consultation to discuss your goals and vision to achieve the best results possible, and create a customized treatment plan. After reviewing your medical history, he will examine you, discuss expectations and how the laser liposuction technology works. You will receive detailed instructions on how to prepare for your procedure and what to expect during and after the treatment.

Where Is the Procedure Performed?

The laser liposuction treatment is performed as an outpatient procedure in The Lumen Center office in Bryn Mawr, PA.

How Much Fat Will Laser Liposuction Remove?

Laser liposuction can remove up to 5 liters of fat in a single session. You can expect that up to 90% of the subcutaneous (“pinchable”) fat in the treatment area will be removed.

How Long Will It Take to See Optimal Results after the Procedure?

You may start to see results within 1 week. Full results are expected within 4-6 months when the skin reaches optimal tightening.

How Many Treatments Are Needed and How Many Areas Can Be Treated at One Time?

Typically, only one treatment is needed to reach the desired result. Yes, multiple treatment areas can be addressed in the same session. A treatment plan is customized for each patient.

How Long Is the Recovery after the Laser Liposuction Procedure?

Recovery is fairly short, and most patients are back to work in 3-4 days. A compression garment will need to be worn for 1-4 weeks. Some pain/discomfort may occur after the procedure that can be relieved with Tylenol; pain medication is given for larger areas.

Is Financing Available?

Yes, financing is available through PatientFi, Care Credit, and United Medical Credit. You can prequalify by clicking on any of the buttons below in the payment options section.