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What Is The Difference Between Laser Liposuction And Laser Lipolysis
Laser liposuction: Laser lipolysis can be done in conjuction with tumescent aspiration liposuction (removal of the fat after laser treats the fat). Laser lipolysis is attempted through the skin without much success but has been done via cannula through the skin and introduced in the fat before tumescent liposuction. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Liposuction surgery involves the use of hollow cannulas and suction devices used to remove adipose tissue; should not feel anything when the procedure is performed. Indicated for patients at their long-term stable weight, who present with diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue of localized areas with good quality overlying skin. Not substitute for diet and exercise or ...Read more
Laser vs. no laser: Smart lipo uses a laser to melt or liquefy fat whereas regular liposuction uses a metal tube to mechanically break the fat loose. Smart lipo may be less traumatic to tissues, but one must be careful not to cause burns. Regular liposuction is more aggressive resulting in longer recovery and swelling. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Wavelength of light: Medical lasers work by using electrical energy to excite a "laser medium". The laser medium can be a natural or synthetic substance such as a gas (e.g. Argon), a liquid or a solid (e.g. Yag) . When excited by electricity these substances give off light energy of a unique wavelenth. Some wavelengths of light heat tissue, while others are absorbed by colored molecules such as melanin or hemaglobin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats the difference between laser lipo and ultrasonic laser lipolysis? And would it affect my fertility.
Fertility unaffected: Neither of the procedures should have any affect on the fertility. However, it is my personal belief that the more traditional forms of liposuction are safer and just as effective and with fewer complications as compared to laser and ultrasound liposuction. As as substitute to liposuction you can also have i-lipo. Good luck from nyc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Target: Nd:yag is a type of laser that targets primarily water. It is excellent for larger veins and can also be used for laser hair removal, skin tightening, acne and tattoos (when q-switched). Erbium:yag also primarily targets water but it vaporizes the skin and is used for laser skin resurfacing. Essentially it is the wavelength of light the laser produces that determines what it will work on. ...Read more
Different effects: Argon lasers produce effects by heating tissues while yag lasers produce effect by disrupting tissue. So argon lasers are good for shrinking tissue and cautery. Yag lasers are good for cutting tissue. ...Read more
Destroy vs remove: Lipozap is a combination of procedures intended to destroy fat withou technically extracting it. It combines a combination of radio frequency, heat and injections(mesotherapy) to destroy the fat. Your body must absorb and eli i ate the dead fat cells. Liposuction uses a metal cannula to vacuum out the fat. At the end of the procedure you can literally see the fat in a canister. Not true with lipoz. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Laser hair removal: Electrolysis is going the way of the dinosaur. It is still the only method for long term removal of light hair but your ages a very long time as it is 1 hair at a time. Both electrolysis and laser hair removal have to be done multiple times. The gentlelase is one of the best lasers for hair removal and is much less likely to scar or have side effects due it's patented cold spray. ...Read more
Difference in method: Smartlipo is a brand name for a laser that melts fat. With regular liposuction no laser is used, and the fat is removed using small, hollow tubes, called canulas, and suction. Smartlipo involves the melting of fat by the laser, followed by the suction of the melted fat. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Ultrasound vs. lipo: Ultrashape is an emerging treatment that used high-focused ultrasound to melt fat cells. Laser lipolysis is a laser-assisted liposuction type procedure. I don't believe ultra shape has been approved by the fda yet. However, other reasonable non-invasive technologies for fat cell elimination that are fda-approved include liposonix and coolsculpting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is lipodissolve different from zerona? What is the difference between melting fat off with lipodissolve vs. Zerona?
Be Careful: One needs to be very careful when undergoing non-surgical methods of fat removal. The results cannot be assured like the results from liposuction. Many of the people offering these treatments are not plastic surgeons who can offer a full range of body contouring treatments- both surgical and non-surgical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type: Neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet = yag more photodisruptive, different wavelength from argon, more photoablative. ...Read more
TURP vs laser TUVP: Main differences occur with the surgeon's experience. Both procedures (mandated by insurers) must be scheduled/performed on an "outpt" basis, and may leave you with a foley catheter for ~ 1 week. Reports suggest longer post-operative discomfort following laser tuvp. Also, no tissue is typically obtained for review with a laser procedure, unless the surgeon is performing a laser "resection.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A Laser: Smart liposuction involves a laser which heats the skin from below to stimulate the skin to contract. Traditional liposuction is performed before or after the laser is utilized. Liposuction done without a laser also stimulates the skin to contract, though possibly to a lesser degree. A skilled plastic surgeon who does liposuction well can produce reasonable skin contraction without a laser. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Liposuction options: Although there may be some small benefits, or surgeon preferences, to different liposuction modalities in certain situations -- the experience, technique, and skill of your plastic surgeon is more important in your final result than which modality of liposuction is used. Even standard liposuction or power-assisted liposuction can deliver results equivalent to those of laser or ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not much: Both are liposuction techniques with ultrasound. The benefit of ultrasound is multifold: it helps melt the fat so that it can be resorbed by the body. It helps when there is a lot of fibrous tissue that can't be sucked out with regular liposuction and it may help tighten the skin. Having said all that its not that new and there is no definitive evidence that it is better than regular liposuction. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Laser Assisted LPS: Uses certain laser frequencies to help liquify and heat the fat and subskin areas (theoretically to tighten the skin). Results are not significantly different that with syringe or low pressure machine lps. Major marketing claims better results, but clinical experience suggests that laser and ultrasound uses are not of great advantage, and usually cost more. Many use both. ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
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