Laser lipolysis (“laser lipo”) is a revolutionary treatment performed exclusively at the Stellenbosch practice under sterile conditions. It is used to remove excess fatty tissue in areas that are generally resistant to dieting and physical exercise.The procedure is perfect to eliminate saddle bags on thighs, old baby weight held around the stomach area, jowls and fatty pouches around the knees.
Improvements are seen within 6 weeks of treatment and continue to improve for up to 4 months after treatment. Fat cells that are removed by liposuction do not grow back. As long as the patient does not gain excessive amounts of weight, the new more pleasing silhouette is permanent.
Not only is the fat melted before it is removed, but the skin around the area is then shrunk to allow for a smooth, streamlined look.


  • Am I a candidate for laser lipo?

A good candidate for laser lipo has stubborn areas of fat that will not go away with exercise and diet.

  • How does the procedure work?

First, a tiny tube is inserted in a very small incision in the skin. Then a precise and powerful laser beam is directed through an optical fibre in order to liquefy the fat cells in the treatment area. The melted fat is then removed from the body through the same incision. Finally, the laser (on a different setting) is used to tighten the skin around the area where the fat was removed; therefore giving a smoother and more flattering silhouette.

  • What areas can be treated?
  • Neck (“ jowls”)
  • Upper arms (“bingo wings”)
  • Fat on the back and around the bra line (“scons”)
  • Upper and lower stomach
  • Outer thighs (“Saddle bags”)
  • Inner thighs
  • Hip area (“love handles/ muffin top”)
  • Buttocks
  • Male chest area
  • How many treatments will be needed?

The vast majority of patients need only one treatment. A very small number come in for a little extra touch up, but generally the desired look is achieved through one treatment.

  • Is the procedure painful?

Local anaesthetic is applied to the area to be treated so that patients do not feel any pain. At the most they experience a gentle sensation of pressure, but no pain. There is an option to have mild sedation for the procedure as well; but general anaesthetic is not needed for this minimally invasive, same-day procedure.

  • What can I expect post op, and when can I expect to see results?

Patients can expect to be a little bruised, but they disappear relatively quickly; as will any minor aches and pains. A standard general painkiller will be sufficient and only needed for a few days. Results can often be seen immediately, but can take up to 8 weeks to be visible.

  • How does this procedure differ from surgical liposuction and other laser lipo procedures?

The lipo laser performed by Dr Huskisson is not as invasive as surgical liposuction, but has equally impressive results. Due to its minimally invasive nature, there is much less downtime required than surgical liposuction. Most patients who have had laserlipo are able to return to their regular routines within a day or two.

It differs from other forms of “laser lipo” who claim to freeze fat or melt fat; because with the laserlipo at Winelands Aesthetic and Medical the melted fat is then removed from the body; it is not left in the body only to reappear later. Another fantastic benefit of the laser lipo, is that once the fat is removed, it will never reappear in that area again- even if the patient gains some weight. This is because the fat cells have been removed from that area.



Winelands Aesthetical, Medical & Dental

Tel: 021 880 2881, Shop 19 Stellenbosch Square, Stellenbosch