What benefits does laser liposuction have over conventional liposuction? i am wondering if it's worth the longer wait for results with laser as opposed to conventional liposuction. i am leaning towards the former due to the fact that it is not nearly as i
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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Laser : Laser liposuction is more invasive than traditional liposuction, despite marketing hype that implies otherwise. To begin with, both involve tiny incisions, infusion of numbing solution, and suction of fat with instruments called cannulas. Both types of lipo can be done with any type of anesthesia. When the laser is used, it is also inserted under the skin and laser energy applied, which can cause burns and scarring. So by definition it is a more invasive procedure with additional risks. In some cases there can be a slight increase in skin tightening but not enough to be clinically significant for most patients.
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Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Mild tightening: The only advantage may be slight skin tightening with laser lipo but there is definitively greater risk of skin injury and burn with the laser liposuction.
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Plastic Surgery 14 years experience
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Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Few: Traditional tumescent liposuction is very effective. The use of laser or ultrasound helps in areas that have been previously liposuctioned.
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