Laser lipolysis is one of the new liposuction techniques that provide good results while minimizing trauma and greatly reducing the risks that were related to the traditional liposuction procedure. This laser assisted new liposuction technique effectively eliminates stubborn fat deposits that don’t go away with diet and exercise in a non invasive way.
Laser lipolysis is a treatment to reshape the body and is not suited for people that want to loose a great amount of weight. It is effective to eliminate fatty deposits but can’t help obese people, as it’s not a treatment against obesity.
The ideal candidate of this new liposuction method is a person in good physical and mental health, who knows what to expect from the treatment. The results differ from patient to patient and realistic expectations must be taken into consideration. Skin elasticity in the areas to be treated is preferable, as there might be problems of loose skin like after every liposuction.
There are laser lipolysis contraindications for pregnant or breastfeeding women and patients with a body mass index greater than 30. The most important factor to consider before undergoing this new liposuction procedure is that within a session only 500ml of fat can be suctioned. Therefore laser lipolysis is not effective for wide areas of the body. To compensate this limitations it is possible to undergo a session in a different area or the same one each 6 months, until the desired result is reached.
How does this new liposuction technique work? A very thin cannula (1mm wide) is introduced in the area to be treated through a very thin incision. This cannula carries a laser that is activated inside the fat deposit to liquefy it. At this point fat can be eliminated by the organism in a natural way or can be suctioned. Suction is much more gentle, as liquid fat is easier to remove, opposite to solid fat that causes bleeding and long recovery time.
All traditional and new liposuction treatments must follow to a consultation with the chosen surgeon. He will discuss with the patient the risks, contraindications, benefits and expected results and will answer all questions and doubts. He will ask for the patient’s medical history and will determine the best new liposuction procedure for her.
A Laser lipolysis treatment usually lasts from one to two hours in local anesthesia, depending on the area to be treated and the amount of fat to be eliminated.