New Liposuction Techniques: Why Laser Lipolysis is Safer and More Effective than Traditional Liposuction

What is liposuction?
It is a surgical solution to the problem of fatty pockets that can’t be removed with diet or exercise.

How does liposuction work?
With the patient under general anesthesia, the surgeon makes and incision in the area where the fat has to be removed and inserts a cannula connected to a vacuum pump. The fat is suctioned through the cannula being mechanically removed.

Which are the main contraindications and side effects of a traditional liposuction?
Liposuction is a very invasive intervention. The suction of solid fat is traumatic for the patient and severe bleeding occurs frequently. The incision leaves often visible scars. For its traumatic nature the intervention is performed under general anesthesia. The recovery time is quite long (1 to 2 months) and a compression garment must be worn during that time also to prevent relaxation of the skin.

What is Laser lipolysis?
It’s a new liposuction technique that allows to achieve the same result of a traditional liposuction without its complications and contraindications.

How does laser lipolysis work?
A small incision is made in the target area and a thin cannula with a laser fiber is introduced where the fat is. The action of laser on the fat is capable to liquefy it into an oily emulsion. The fat is then suction by the cannula which needs less power than a traditional one as the fat is liquid and not solid.

Which are the main advantages of the new liposuction technique Laser Lipolysis?
Liquefying the fat has the great advantages that there’s non need of a powerful cannula, so thinner ones are used. Thinner cannulas leave small invisible scars and make the whole procedure less traumatic for the patients. This allow to perform the liposuction under local anesthesia or sedation. Furthermore the action of laser on the inside layers of the skin stimulates the production of dermal collagen that makes the skin tighter and reduces imperfections. The less traumatic and less invasive intervention need less recovery time which is usually 2 weeks.

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