Liposuction has long been the choice for people who just can't seem to get perfect curves and definition on their bodies through exercise and healthy eating habits alone. Traditional liposuction can mean lengthy recovery times, scars, uneven skin, and less than ideal results. Laser assisted minimally invasive liposuction uses a laser fiber enclosed in a thin tube that is inserted through a 1-2 mm incision in the skin. The laser breaks down the walls of the fat cell and liquefies the fat, allowing it to be removed from the area with minimal bleeding and damage to the underlying tissues. The laser allows the blood vessels to coagulate, often leaving firmer skin after the treatment, whereas traditional liposuction can leave loose, unattractive skin.
There are many advantages to laser assisted minimally invasive liposuction:
(*recovery times may vary according to details of procedure and amount of fat removed)
Traditional liposuction procedures require doctors to make larger incisions, insert a metal tube, and vacuum out solid fat. This surgery can be traumatic to the tissues and is less precise than laser assisted minimally invasive liposuction. The new laser assisted technique allows doctors to guide the laser to areas that are in need of treatment, resulting in a tailored, precise result.