Laser Lipolysis: A Modern Twist to Liposuction


There is a new twist to traditional liposuction that has been the talk of the town lately.  Approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in October 2006, laser lipolysis is touted to be the best option for achieving the best liposuction benefits minus the latter’s invasive nature.   Laser lipolysis no longer uses a vacuum suction to remove fat.  Rather, it utilizes heat generated from fiber-optic lasers which ultimately takes care of melting body fat.  Apart from its enhanced body sculpting capability, laser lipolysis has been proven to promote other benefits as well.   

Its Benefits

Laser lipolysis is now a commonly used and accepted modality for removal of unwanted fatty tissue. Since its United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in October of 2006, studies have continued to corroborate early clinical observations of decreased adiposity, shorter recovery times, and improved skin tightening. Throughout the last five years, we have discovered that laser lipolysis liquefies fatty tissue, coagulates small blood vessels, induces collagenesis with remodeling, and promotes tissue tightening. (Source)
 

Satisfying Results

Clinical results have overwhelming supported that laser lipolysis is as effective as liposuction in getting rid of unwanted fat.  Results also show skin tightening which counter the misconception that this type of procedure leaves your skin sagging unflatteringly.  The best part is that there has been no report of anyone suffering or dying from complications that this procedure might cause.   

While such information should allay the fears of the public, some experts have still expressed their concerns about the procedure.   According to nih.gov, some clinicians cite it still involves a longer procedure and more adverse reactions. It is also claimed that there is lack of evidence supporting its superiority over the old procedure of liposuction. However, the future of laser lipolysis is not too bleak.  There is a whole new group of experienced surgeons who are receptive to this modern twist to liposuction.   

Countering Apprehensions

On the other hand, surgeons already familiar with laser technology may more enthusiastically embrace laser lipolysis as an adjunctive tool to satisfy the growing demand for minimally invasive technologies that enhance body sculpting and skin tightening without disfiguring scars. (Source)
More and more surgeons are now opting for the minimally invasive laser lipolysis but it is best not to dismiss liposuction altogether.  In fact, many surgeons suggest a combination of the two for the best results.   There are two important things, however, that are imperative for you to do before you opt for any or both of these procedures.  

 
  • First, do extensive research before deciding to go under the knife or laser for that matter.
 
  • Second, get an experienced doctor to do the job for you.
 
  • Third, know what is essential to do post-procedure.
Once you have all these down, achieving that wonderfully sculpted body through laser lipolysis and liposuction will not be a problem at all.