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Does the laser used in laser liposuction make the procedure more effective? I would like to know exactly how is laser liposuction different from the regular liposuction that i've had performed in the past on the back of my legs. Does the new technology ha

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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Minor Differences

Personally, i think that there are minor differences between the technologies used for liposuction surgery.
However, i think that the most important decision you make is who performs the liposuction surgery. In general i suggest patients seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons for these procedures. Ask to see lots of examples of their work and communicate with previous patients.

In brief: Minor Differences

Personally, i think that there are minor differences between the technologies used for liposuction surgery.
However, i think that the most important decision you make is who performs the liposuction surgery. In general i suggest patients seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons for these procedures. Ask to see lots of examples of their work and communicate with previous patients.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Laser liposuction does not make liposuction surgery anymore effective than traditional liposuction.
Laser liposuction uses energy to try to break apart cells however over the years it has not proven to be any more effective than tumescent liposuction. In fact many practitioners feel it is a far less effective approach. However opinions will differ.

In brief: No

Laser liposuction does not make liposuction surgery anymore effective than traditional liposuction.
Laser liposuction uses energy to try to break apart cells however over the years it has not proven to be any more effective than tumescent liposuction. In fact many practitioners feel it is a far less effective approach. However opinions will differ.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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Dr. Barry Cohen
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Minimal

Differences most docs use tumescence to reduce bruising laser and ultrasound burst fat cells versus jet water lavage and power assisted which do not.
The energy based systems tend to give you a bit more skin tightening. Differences are minimal, and you should use what the doc is most comfortable with.

In brief: Minimal

Differences most docs use tumescence to reduce bruising laser and ultrasound burst fat cells versus jet water lavage and power assisted which do not.
The energy based systems tend to give you a bit more skin tightening. Differences are minimal, and you should use what the doc is most comfortable with.
Dr. Barry Cohen
Dr. Barry Cohen
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Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: No

The only potential benefit is some skin tightening but this is not usually an issue with the legs.
It is more time consuming and it has potential risk of burn injury.

In brief: No

The only potential benefit is some skin tightening but this is not usually an issue with the legs.
It is more time consuming and it has potential risk of burn injury.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Dr. Azita Madjidi
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Some differences

The ndyag laser in smartlipo allows for less bleeding and brusing during the procedure.
The heat generated by the laser also allows for more skin tightening.

In brief: Some differences

The ndyag laser in smartlipo allows for less bleeding and brusing during the procedure.
The heat generated by the laser also allows for more skin tightening.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Julio Garcia
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: The

The technology does not have any less side effects, it makes the fat easier to remove by the surgeon is about all.

In brief: The

The technology does not have any less side effects, it makes the fat easier to remove by the surgeon is about all.
Dr. Julio Garcia
Dr. Julio Garcia
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