slim lipoDescription: This procedure marries both invasive and non-invasive fat reduction technologies. SlimLipo, a laser-assisted liposuction procedure offered by Toronto-based plastic cosmetic surgeon Dr. Sean Rice, BA, MD, M.Sc., FRCSC, (the Canadian training centre for SlimLipo,) differs from traditional liposuction in that fat is easily melted by the laser. The laser helps to coagulate small blood vessels, resulting in decreased bruising.

How it’s Done: This laser liposuction aids in tightening the loose skin, leaving the patient with an enhanced esthetic result. Occasionally, laser liposuction can be used in areas such as the neck and knees to tighten loose skin only. Patients require one treatment and are put under general anesthetic.

Recovery: Most patients return to work within a couple of days, but return to full functioning in the gym within two weeks.

Cost: $4,500 for the first area, and an additional $2,000 for the next area.