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What is the difference between laser liposuction and laser lipolysis?

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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Little difference

Not much difference--mostly advertising hype and marketing gimmick.
The laser may help the fat come out a little easier for the surgeon and theoretically is supposed to help the skin be tighter but studies have not really demonstrated this.

In brief: Little difference

Not much difference--mostly advertising hype and marketing gimmick.
The laser may help the fat come out a little easier for the surgeon and theoretically is supposed to help the skin be tighter but studies have not really demonstrated this.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No Real Difference

These terms are used interchangeably.
The idea is that the laser fiber is helping to "melt" away the fat and give some firming of collagen to the skin. Sometimes suction may be used to immediately remove some of the unwanted fat. Hope this helps!

In brief: No Real Difference

These terms are used interchangeably.
The idea is that the laser fiber is helping to "melt" away the fat and give some firming of collagen to the skin. Sometimes suction may be used to immediately remove some of the unwanted fat. Hope this helps!
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No real difference

These terms are used interchangeably.
The idea is that the laser fiber is helping to "melt" away the fat and give some firming of collagen to the skin. Sometimes suction may be used to immediately remove some of the unwanted fat. Hope this helps!

In brief: No real difference

These terms are used interchangeably.
The idea is that the laser fiber is helping to "melt" away the fat and give some firming of collagen to the skin. Sometimes suction may be used to immediately remove some of the unwanted fat. Hope this helps!
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Laser lipo/suction

Laser lipolysis literally means fat destruction of fat with a laser. It does not necessarily involve removal of fat (with liposuction) which is left to be absorbed by the body.
Laser liposuction generally includes laser lipolysis plus liposuction to evacuate the fat that has been destroyed.

In brief: Laser lipo/suction

Laser lipolysis literally means fat destruction of fat with a laser. It does not necessarily involve removal of fat (with liposuction) which is left to be absorbed by the body.
Laser liposuction generally includes laser lipolysis plus liposuction to evacuate the fat that has been destroyed.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery

In brief: Laser

Used to increase efficacy, decrease postop swelling, pain and bruising.
Induces skin to tighten. Slim lipo is the best technique in my opinion. 877 drsisto info@drsisto.Com.

In brief: Laser

Used to increase efficacy, decrease postop swelling, pain and bruising.
Induces skin to tighten. Slim lipo is the best technique in my opinion. 877 drsisto info@drsisto.Com.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Brian Klink
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Nothing!

They are slightly different terms for the same procedure.

In brief: Nothing!

They are slightly different terms for the same procedure.
Dr. Brian Klink
Dr. Brian Klink
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