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Allura Body

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Allura Body

If you've tried a healthy diet and regular exercise but still don't have your ideal figure, you're not alone. Many people have the same problem. A little help with aesthetic treatments can improve your body shape, especially in problem areas such as the belly, back, thighs, hips, buttocks, bra roll, and arms, as well as more delicate areas like the jawline and chin area. A minimally invasive laser technology called Allura could be the ideal solution, especially if you're not quite ready for a surgery such as a facelift or traditional liposuction. Continue reading to learn more about Allura laser liposuction and what it can do for you.

What is Allura™ laser body sculpting?

Allura Body is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional liposuction. It utilizes laser energy to achieve rapid fat reduction and skin contraction. The laser assisted lipolysis is performed under local anesthesia (in contrast, liposuction for fat removal may require general anesthesia). There are fewer side effects compared to liposuction. The recovery time is also shorter than traditional liposuction methods. You can go home the same day as your Allura laser body sculpting. It is, therefore, the ideal treatment for people who are looking for a minimally invasive procedure to get rid of unwanted fat.

What does Allura treat?

Allura laser body sculpting can be used for fat reduction in many treatment areas, including the upper and lower back, bra roll, upper arms (bat wings), belly (muffin top), flanks (love handles), inner and outer thighs (saddle bags), hips, buttocks, and calves. The treatment can also be used to remove unwanted fat from more delicate areas such as the chin area of the face.

How does Allura minimally invasive laser technology work?

The Allura applicator is inserted under the skin through a small incision. The device delivers laser energy to the adipose tissue in the treatment area. The thermal energies melt fat cells and liquify them, making it easier to remove the fat with a small cannula. The fat removed during the procedure does not come back. Therefore, the body contouring achieved with Allura is permanent as long as you maintain an active lifestyle.

What's the difference between Allura and other non-invasive procedures? What makes Allura™ body contouring special?

In addition to fat bulges, loose skin can look quite unsightly, especially in areas such as the abdomen and thighs. One of the key advantages of Allura laser liposuction is that the laser energy causes skin contraction in addition to destruction of fat. The skin tightening occurs because the fibrous tissue in the skin is destroyed by the laser, leading to increased collagen production. This means that in addition to getting rid of stubborn fat, an Allura treatment can also help address loose skin.

Another thing that makes Allura special is the rapid contour results. The majority of clients notice contouring results immediately after the procedure. Allura is one of the few non invasive procedures that gives immediately visible results.

How much fat can be removed with Allura? What's the difference between traditional liposuction and Allura?

Allura is a minimally invasive form of fat removal and body sculpting. The amount of fat removed during the procedure is much less compared to traditional liposuction. However, traditional liposuction is a surgical procedure while Allura laser body sculpting is a convenient in-office procedure that is associated with minimal downtime.

It is worth remembering that Allura Body is not a weight loss treatment. You should not expect to lose a significant amount of weight after the procedure. The treatment is designed for body sculpting, i.e., to get rid of fat bulges in problem areas like the belly, flanks, and thighs.

Procedure Overview

Preparing for Allura laser liposuction

As such, there is no special preparation required before your Allura Body treatment. If you take certain medications such as blood thinners or NSAIDs (these medicines can increase the risk of bleeding during laser liposuction), the plastic surgery office will give you instructions about temporarily discontinuing these medications in the days leading up to your procedure.

During your Allura treatment

The cosmetic surgeon will inject a local anesthetic into the treatment areas. After the numbing medicine takes effect, they will make tiny incisions and introduce the laser applicator tip under the skin. The laser tip will be moved around to liquefy the fat. The Allura Body system allows the temperature to be precisely controlled during the procedure. The liquefied fat will then be gently removed using small cannulas. The incisions (cuts) will be a closed and bandaged. A compression garment will be put in place to reduce swelling.

Recovery from Allura

There may be some mild tenderness, bruising, and swelling in the treatment area for 1-2 days after the procedure. The compression garment helps to keep the swelling down. The soreness and numbness usually resolve in 1-2 weeks.

How much downtime can I expect?

Laser body sculpting is associated with minimal downtime. You can return to work and light activities the day after your procedure.

When can I see my results?

One of the key advantages of Allura is that you get noticeable results immediately after the procedure. You will also see continued improvement over the next few weeks as the swelling resolves. A healthy diet and regular exercise can help you maintain optimal results.

How long will my results last?

Not only does Allura give immediately visible results, but the results are permanent (as long as you follow a healthy lifestyle). What's more, you don't need multiple treatments. A single treatment is enough to give you good contouring results.

Allura Laser Liposuction: Quick Facts

  • Allura body sculpting is a type of laser assisted lipolysis.
  • It is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional liposuction.
  • There is minimal downtime and less swelling and bruising compared to liposuction.
  • Allura laser causes skin contraction and skin tightening in addition to fat removal. However, it cannot correct severe skin sagging, for which a more invasive procedure such as a tummy tuck may be required.
  • The treatment is FDA approved for laser body sculpting of smaller areas such as a double chin, bra fat, and love handles.

What is the Allura™ facial contouring treatment?

As note, the Allura device delivers laser energy. It can be used to sculpt smaller areas of the body such as the chin and jawline. An Allura facial contouring treatment is, therefore, a minimally invasive form of addressing sagging skin and excess fat in the face. This procedure is associated with minimal downtime compared to a surgical procedure such as a neck lift or facelift.

Am I a candidate for Allura™ facial contouring?

Laser assisted liposuction with Allura is a good option for you if you have mild to moderate sagging skin and unwanted fat in the submental area (chin and jawline). However, if you have severe loose and sagging skin (jowls), this treatment may not achieve noticeable results in skin contraction. Your provider may recommend a neck lift or facelift or some other surgery to achieve the desired outcome.

Does this treatment replace a face or neck lift?

As noted above, Allura laser is not a replacement for a facelift or neck lift. Laser fat reduction and skin tightening is a minimally invasive procedure. It cannot provide the same visible results or dramatic improvement as a neck lift or facelift which are surgical procedures.

Benefits of Allura™ facial contouring treatment

  • Non-invasive contouring for the chin and jawline.
  • Convenient in-office procedure with minimal downtime.
  • Performed under local anesthesia and sedation.
  • Immediately visible results in terms of skin contraction.
  • Long-lasting contouring results.
  • Quick recovery.
  • Minimal scarring.


Is the Allura™ treatment painful?

The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and is very comfortable. The numbing medicine ensures you do not feel any pain. However, you may feel a pressure like sensation due to the gentle motion of the laser applicator and cannula (this is usually well tolerated).

How long is the recovery time after Allura™ facial contouring?

The recovery time after laser facial contouring by Allura is far less than surgeries like neck lift or face lift. You will need to wear a compression garment for a short period. However, you can return to normal activities and light exercise the day after your procedure. Complete recovery can take 1-2 weeks.

How long do the results last?

Allura results are permanent. The fat removed by laser liposuction is gone forever and does not come back. The collagen growth stimulated by the procedure results in continued skin contraction and smoothening over the next few months. However, as you grow older, there will be changes in your facial tissues, which may affect your visible results.

What are the risks and side effects of Allura™ facial contouring procedure?

Allura is a minimally invasive laser technology with a good safety profile. The procedure is associated with less trauma compared to surgical procedures such as traditional liposuction or facelift/neck lift. The most common side effects are swelling, numbness, and bruising, which are usually mild and resolve on their own in a few days.

Cost of Allura liposuction

The cost of your laser body sculpting treatment will depend on the treatment area. On average, laser assisted lipolysis costs $2,500 to $4,500.

Scheduling your Allura face and body contouring

Want to find out more about Allura laser body sculpting? Ready to schedule your appointment? MeTime makes it easy to connect with leading aesthetic clinics and plastic surgery providers in your area. You can chat with experts, upload pictures, and have suggestions sent directly to you. Visit the MeTime website or download the app today!

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