The Truth About Laser Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures of them all. It looks like women want to get rid of the extra inches and some of them opt for laser liposuction. During this procedure, you can get rid of a part of the unwanted fat from different areas of the body.

The procedure of liposuction with laser

First of all, your doctor will mark the areas of the body that need to be treated. After this he or she will introduce a small amount of anestheticsolution into the skin to numb it. It can also be injected under the skin to ensure that you won’t feel anything during the procedure.

After this, the doctor has to make a small incision into the skin. Through this he or she inserts the cannula that contains the laser fiber. With this he or she directs the energy towards the fat cells. Because of the laser these cells liquefy.

Laser Liposuction

As a result of the laser liposuction the fat cells are drained or they are absorbed by your own body. If there are any liquefied cells left, these are suctioned away.

After the procedure

After you have your laser liposuction procedure you could experience some tugging or even stinging, although you felt comfortable during the surgery. The length of the liposuction depends on the size of the area that needs to be treated. However usually it lasts between 1 and 3 hours.

If there is a lot of fat that has to be removed during the laser liposuction, it is possible that you will need to have a second session as well. In the majority of the cases the second session takes place months after the first one.

The technology of laser-assisted lipolysis is constantly being improved. There are several different kinds of procedure. You have to discuss with your doctor to make sure that you will have the one that is the most suitable for your needs.

SmartLipo

This was the first kind of laser liposuction. It was approved by the FDA in 2006. At the beginning 1064 nm wavelength was used to liquefy the fat cells and to coagulate the blood vessels. In the newer technologies different kinds of wavelengths are combined in order to achieve the best results.

SmoothLipo

In case of this laser liposuction method there is a continuous wave of energy used in order to zap and to liquefy the unwanted fat cells. The best thing about this procedure is that there are lower chances of having thermal injuries during the procedure. The procedure itself got approved in 2008 by the FDA.

There are some other kinds of laser liposuction as well, such as LipoLite, Lifesculpt, and Cool Lipo. All these have common and unique features. Although the decision could seem to be confusing at the moment, after you talk to your doctor, you will see things more clearly. You just have to make sure that you will have the procedure that is the most suitable for you.

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