Introducing the SlimLipo treatment

06:42 05 May in Somerset Surgery

Somerset Surgery now offers this amazing new treatment where laser technology is combined with liposuction. It results in significant improvements with little downtime. Our practice manager, Sheldene Toogood, had SlimLipo on her neck area.


What is the SlimLipo procedure?

Unlike other laser or liposuction treatments, the SLIM Procedure uses advanced technology to deliver dual wavelengths of laser light, specifically designed to easily melt fat in large areas, with less downtime  little to no bruising and remarkable results. Unlike traditional liposuction, SlimLipo is an effective device for melting fat and not simply tearing through tissue structure. The result is less body trauma and significant fat removal.


How is this different from traditional liposuction?

Traditional liposuction leaves larger scars, causes bleeding and more post-treatment pain, and requires longer healing times. Traditional liposuction physically breaks up and suctions out intact fat cells, SlimLipo efficiently melts and liquefies fat which is then gently removed from your body.

How can the SLIM procedure help me?

The SlimLipo laser is revolutionary because it utilises an ideal “fat melting” laser wavelength. Via a few tiny incisions, this laser gently melts fat from your body. The SlimLipo’s superior technology will let you experience little downtime and you’ll be ready to show off your new slimmer look in days.

What areas can be treated?

Any area with unwanted fat: The abdomen, love handles, hips, inner and outer thighs, upper/lower back, neck/chin and upper arms.

Is this just for woman?

No. The SLIM procedure is for both woman and men struggling with unwanted fat.

What is the duration of the procedure?

The SLIM Procedure is very fast – often under an hour for a given area. There is also a pre-procedure consultation where one of our plastic surgeons will perform an evaluation and go over any questions.

How many procedures will I need?

Typically one treatment is enough for a given area.

What does the treatment feel like?

You may be pleasantly surprised how little discomfort the typical patient feels. The SlimLipo is a state-of-the-art system and has been carefully designed to ease unnecessary trauma to the body and the plastic surgeon will choose the anesthesia most appropriate for you.

What is the downtime?

You can expect less bruising than traditional liposuction and swelling usually subsides within a week. Most patients are able to return to work within two weeks. You will have to wear a compression garment for the first week. Avoid strenous activity for several weeks.


For more information contact Sheldene Toogood
Tel: +27 (0)21 851 3400
Address: Arun Place, Building 6, Suite D, Sir Lowry’s Pass Road, Somerset West