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The New No-Needle, No-Scalpel Liposuction

In the world of weight loss, liposuction is an extreme option for most. Now, there's a new version that claims no needles, no scalpels, and no flab for good!

"No woman really likes to wave their arm and have that flab hanging around," says Nicole Abrahamson.

So before her wedding, Nichole went to a plastic surgeon for a consultation about liposuction.

"They told me I needed an arm lift where they would do the lipo, cut some of the skin, and then sew it back together. I didn't want to do that. Plus, I'm only 24 years old. That's kind of drastic," says Nichole.

Instead, Nicole checked out AirSculpt Laser Lipo, a less-invasive procedure developed by Hollywood plastic surgeon Aaron Rollins.

"What AirSculpt is, is a procedure with no needle, no scalpel, and no stitches. It's been around now for two years, and it uses our special AirSculpt device which moves in and out of the fat over a thousand times a minute. It takes out the fat cell by cell," says Dr. Rollins. "AirSculpt can be done all the way from the ankles to the chin. Anyone who has unwanted fat and is relatively healthy can have it done."

Elite Body Sculpture plastic surgeon Dr. Dexter Blome walked us through a procedure.

"When they come in the room and they're ready for surgery, I photograph them first without any markings. Then I go ahead and mark the area. Then, we go in the operating room, they get some medication to relax them, makes them feel good and then we prep the skin," says Dr. Blome.

The "no needles" part of the procedure refers to how the skin is numbed. A special device uses air pressure to deliver the numbing to the skin without a needle.

The "no scalpel" part refers to how the skin is opened and the small tool involved. The hole they make that all the fat comes out of is only 2mm. Worst case scenario, you have what looks like a freckle after it heals, Dr. Rollins describes.

Numbing fluid is placed under the skin through the incisions, which prevents bruising and pain.

"Then after that, we put in the laser and the laser tends to melt some of the fat cells and it also shrinks the skin a little bit. Finally, then we end up with the AirSculpt, which is the robotic mechanism that moves a thousand plus times a minute and that just smooth's the area and polishes it and removes the melted fat as well as some other fat," Dr. Blome describes.

The best part, the doctors agree, is that Nicole is awake and able to talk the whole time. About 30-minutes later, the incisions get covered up and compression garments are put on, which stay on for two weeks.

While it's not cheap - arms cost about $4000, depending on certain factors - they say the results last.

"When you gain weight, you don't get more fat cells. You grow the fat cells you have. We're actually permanently removing them," says Dr. Rollins.

For more from Dr. Aaron Rollins, founder of Elite Body Sculpture, visit EliteBodySculpture.com.

For more from Dr. Dexter Blome, visit EliteBodySculpture.com/Houston.

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