Laser liposuction utilizes lasers to dissolve the fat prior to removal, making suction effortless through a cannula. The lasers used in laser liposuction are also able to trigger the production of elastin and collagen and assist the healing process which ultimately leads to smoother, firmer and tighter skin.
No Need For General Anesthesia
Because thermal lasers are being used, general anesthesia is often not needed to complete laser liposuction. The patient will be fully conscious during the whole operation. General anesthesia can have a number of side effects but can be avoided in this case.
Lower Risk Of Damage
When plastic surgeons tell their patients they need general anesthesia, it’s usually because they’re likely to slice through more than just fat. This can be risky in a sense that other surrounding tissues may be damaged by accident. On the other hand, laser technology is able to differentiate fat from other tissues, therefore minimizing the risk for damage and need for general anesthesia.
The laser used can also easily melt away fat, resulting in easier suction and the ability for the procedure to work with a much narrower cannula. A much narrower cannula calls for a much smaller incision. The incision is so small that in most cases there is no need for sutures at the end of the operation.
Reduced Risk Of Bleeding And Infection
Because the laser attached to the cannula makes suction faster and easier, the surgeon is able to maneuver with high precision and avoid overdoing the elimination of fat. The laser also helps seal parts that are bleeding and close the wound for reduced risk of infection and overall safe recovery.
Safe From Bad Results
Because laser is able to trigger the production of elastin and collagen, the results are generally better compared to traditional procedures. Many patients notice more elasticity with laser lipo. Patients are generally safe from developing sagging, loose skin and obvious scarring as a result of large amounts of fat being removed from the area.
Concerns Over Laser Burns
Many feel that because laser is used in laser lipo, there is a high risk of burns caused by the laser itself. Of course, all surgeries have risks. However, laser lipo uses low enough levels of laser energy to be safe for surgical use. A surgeon who is Board Certified and well-versed with this advanced procedure is unlikely to burn their patients with the laser.