Liposuction is a wonderful body sculpting technique that gets rid of stubborn fat, tightens the skin, and shapes the body. As liposuction has evolved, newer more advanced techniques such as laser assisted liposuction have developed. Laser liposuction uses different devices of varying wavelengths to contour the body, and has several benefits over standard liposuction.
How laser liposuction works
Laser assisted liposuction can be done using general anesthesia, or tumescent anesthesia. During the procedure small incisions are made through which the laser fiber is inserted. The energy from the laser dissolves the fat, and also tightens the skin.
Laser liposuction – Benefits
Laser assisted liposuction is a safe and effective procedure that quickly melts away unwanted fat. This technique is a more attractive alternative for many people contemplating body contouring for several reasons, including the following:
- Tighter skin: Whereas traditional liposuction leaves some patients with loose skin, there are no areas of sagging skin with laser lipo.
- Increased patient comfort: Patients experience only minor bruising and swelling after the procedure, but this usually clears within 3 to 5 days.
- Shorter downtime: Laser liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure, so there is less downtime. Patients can usually resume work after 5 days. With traditional liposuction the recovery period can last from 7 to 14 days.
Laser liposuction can be used to melt fat away from areas such as the thighs, arms, and abdomen (read more). If you are considering doing laser liposuction then in addition to assessing the benefits, you should also review the experience of the plastic surgeon that will be performing the procedure.
Dr. Adam Rubinstein isa board certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience in liposuction. In 2010 he was voted the Top Doctor – Liposuction by RealSelf.com, which is an online health community.
Dr. Rubinstein serves patients in south Florida and all across the US. You can schedule a consultation with him at http://www.dr-rubinstein.com/schedule-consultation/.