The new AccuLift Laser Lipo procedure removes fat and tightens sagging skin under the chin and on the jowls in one 45 minute painless session.
A well defined jawline is a hallmark of a youthful appearance. Heavy jowls and double chin contribute to an obese, aged appearance which has been difficult to treat prior to the introduction of laser liposculpting. Clients who complain of a double chin or turkey wattle are ideal candidates for the AccuLift laser. Dr. Fleck’s patients who have undergone this procedure are extremely positive, noting no postoperative pain, minimal bruising lasting a day or two and visible neck tightening after only one week. As collagen grows into the area after the procedure, improved definition of the neck and jawline will continue for up to six months.
Treatment of the face and under chin area is performed in as little as 45 minutes with the patient awake. The minimally invasive AccuLift procedure uses local anesthesia delivered through a small cannula, and no incisions are necessary as the laser is inserted through a needle-sized opening which heals without scarring. Once the laser is introduced, the fat-melting wavelength gently heats the fat and the surrounding collagen. Afterward, the destroyed fat is absorbed and removed naturally by the body, as collagen growth begins to tighten and lift the skin. An elastic wrap is worn for two weeks while sleeping. Patients often return to work and other activities in a few days.
The fat cells that are removed by laser-assisted lipolysis do not grow back. If the patient later gains or loses weight, the fat tends to be distributed proportionately over the entire body.
While this technology is less than two years old, the results are long-lasting and are comparable to a surgical facelift at a fraction of the cost. The AccuLift system is safer than SmartLipo due to its unique wavelength and ability to melt fat at lower energies.
For many patients, the AccuLift laser, combined with Botox and cosmetic filler injections such as Radiesse, can result in a younger looking appearance with minimal downtime and cost without resorting to surgical facelifts.