What is laser liposuction?

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.
Smartlipo. Laser liposuction, or smartlipo, is the use of laser before performing the liposuction to reduce bleeding, promote skin tightening, and help remove fibrous and fatty tissue. In my experience, the use of laser in liposuction allows for a greater degree of skin tightening.
Another tool. Much more important than the hammer and chisel used is the sculptor you choose. Any idiot with the tools above can put marble chips on the floor, but there are very few michaelangelos out there! nothing wrong with laser lipo, but it does not turn poor surgeons into experts! and if it truly "tightened" skin or "sealed vessels" then excessive scar tissue, rippling, and fibrosis may result. Caution!
SmartLipo. Smartlipo is a laser based liposuction where a tiny incision is made in the skin and a small laser fiber destroys the fat cell and causes the skin to retract. It is the most effective form of liposuction as well as the least painful. Be careful though... Many centers advertise smartlipo without actually owning the device. To find a provider click on this link: http://www.Cynosure.Com/patients/.
Lipo with Lasers. Laser liposuction is liposuction with the additional step of shining a laser under the skin before aspirating. This adds time and danger (heat) the the procedure without any demostrated benefit. Fat is pretty soft, so lasers, ultrasound, r-f is not necessary. It also does not seem to signifantly tighten the skin when compared to tumescent liposuction. See article: http://bit.Ly/i20fxf .
Laser Lipo? Laser liposuction is a popular "add on" for liposuction to melt the fat before it is suctioned from the body. It sounds very high tech, but as it turns out it does not help much in the outcome except in very specialized circumstances. It does raise the price for the surgery though as the equipment is more expensive than in standard liposuction. http://www.cosmeticsurgerytruth.com/blog/?p=6177.
Laser assisted lipo. Uses laser to help premelt fat to make it easier to remove. Also helps to tighten skin and seal the blood vessels making for better results and faster healing than with traditional liposuction.
One of many methods. To try to "emulsify" fat before suctioning to allow greater fat removal and (perhaps) more skin contraction. It is one of a number of methods added to conventional liposuction to achieve this goal. Others are ultrasound and water under pressure. I use ultrasonic liposuction only in areas with fibrous fat: the male breast, the back, and areas that have been suctioned previously.
Laser liposuction. Laser liposuction uses laser energy to melt or liquefy fat prior to removing the fat with liposuction. Most patients find laser liposuction to be less painful with quicker recovery since the fat is melted first making it easier to remove. There is also several medical studies which show that laser liposuction tightens and firms the skin better than traditional liposuction.
Effeective. Laser assisted liposuction alows you to undergo removal of unwanted fat, while awake using a local anesthetic. The laser such as cool lipo will melt the fat while the liposuction cannula will remove the fat and then the laser will tighten the skin. It allows you to get the results and shape you may be looking for with minimal down time. Discuss this in detail with your cool lipo doctor.

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Could you explain what is laser liposuction surgery?

Just one of many... Means used to "break up" fat before suctioning it out. Another method that has the same function is ultrasonic energy. All of these use some form of energy to break up the fat to be removed before the actual suctioning is done. I am not aware that any specific method is superior to any other. Read more...
Laser lipo. Laser liposuction destroys the fat cells prior to fat removal. It also has the advantage of skin tightening. Read more...

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

Your . Your question raises an important issue and a very common misconception. Laser liposuction is still liposuction. While many people believe as you do, laser liposuction is not less invasive than traditional liposuction. The way laser liposuction is done, first an incision is made, then the laser is passed through the fat burning the fat on the inside. Then the fat is removed using traditional liposuction. In fact, laser liposuction is more invasive than traditional liposuction because of the use of the laser. The laser creates heat which can burn the skin from below. This is not possible with traditional liposuction, so there is less risk with traditional liposuction. Unfortunately, laser liposuction is very heavily marketed and made to sound like it is a small procedure. The truth is that liposuction using a laser (eg. Smart lipo, lipolite, etc) have more risk of a surgical complication than traditional liposuction. In the end, you should get advice from plastic surgeons certified by the american board of plastic surgery to help choose the procedure that is right for you.I hope this info helps! best regards, adam j rubinstein, md, facshttp://www.Dr-rubinstein.Com [http://www.Dr-rubinstein.Com]305-792-7575past chief, section of plastic surgery jackson north medical centeractive member, american society of plastic surgeonsactive member, american society for aesthetic plastic surgeryactive member, international society of aesthetic plastic surgeryfounding member, american society of bariatric plastic surgeonsactive member, american academy of anti-aging medicineconfidentiality notice: the information contained in this electronic message may be privileged and confidential, and may or may not contain sensitive and personal information, including identifiable health information, the confidentiality of which may be protected by federal and state law and is only for the use of the individual(s) or entity(ies) named on address line(s)above. This electronic message in no way substitutes for medical or cosmetic advice. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, the reader is hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited, and the reader is requested to notify dr. Rubinstein at 305-792-7575 or [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] immediately and to delete the information. We assume no responsibility for consequences resulting from the information contained in this email. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
Minimal benefits. Laser liposuction is conventional liposuction + the use of a laser under the skin. Laser is marketed to tighten the skin, but it probably does not improve the results over traditional liposuction and puts you at risk for getting burns. It is not less invasive and does not have a quicker recovery, this is just marketing. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html. Read more...
Few. Traditional tumescent liposuction is very effective. The use of laser or ultrasound helps in areas that have been previously liposuctioned. Read more...

What is the difference between laser liposuction and laser lipolysis?

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 [email protected] Read more...
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! Read more...
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! Read more...
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 more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...