Laser Assisted Liposuction FAQs
What is Laser Assisted Liposuction?
- Faster healing, with decreased post-procedure downtime
- No general anesthesia
- Minimal bruising and discomfort
- Superior skin contraction post procedure
Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that contours the body by removing excess fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, love handles, back, hips, thighs, upper arms, chin, and neck. Because skin laxity and irregular skin contouring may occur following liposuction, laser assisted liposuction employs a focused laser during the procedure, prior to suction, to, provide a multitude of: While heating the tissue, it causes contraction of the collagen bundles that comprise the skin and fibrous bands that anchor the skin to muscle. This promotes tighter skin during the healing process and helps produce a more uniform appearance once all final healing has occurred. Additionally, the heating action liquefies fat in the treated area, allowing for easier fat removal with less bruising and less post-surgical discomfort. Finally, the laser’s heating action cauterizes many of the small blood vessels that run through the fat layer, decreasing postprocedural bruising. Less bruising and less effort during suction means faster healing, so that you can return to your regular daily activities much faster than with traditional liposuction (often within 48 hours).