Liposuction – Advanced Laser Lipo

Sometimes referred to as Smartlipo, this procedure has now been taken to the next level for minimal invasive fat reduction and body shaping. Utilizing the most powerful Diode Laser for Lipolysis, with almost 3 times the power of first generation Nd: Yag lasers, Advanced Laser Lipo truly can make a difference to how you look and feel about your body shape and contouring.

Advanced Laser Fibers are Inserted through a small canula so the latest fiber optic can be guided to break the fat cell wall effectively ‘liquifying’ fat whilst the unique diode laser energy is absorbed by surrounding liquids to prevent any burns or blisters.
This liquefied fat can then be easily absorbed and removed from the body naturally or immediately removed mechanically, depending on your treatment area. You can resume normal activity immediately with very little downtime.

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This totally advanced and safe procedure can treat small areas of fat such as chins, arms, knees which have previously been difficult if not impossible to treat as well as thighs and abdomen. It involves a single treatment and takes about 60-90 minutes. Treatment times for larger areas such as abdomen and thighs are now significantly reduced due to the advanced technology of the Diode Laser.

Techniques

Traditional LipoSuction

One of the biggest reasons why plastic surgery has gained so much popularity in recent years is due to liposuction. A routine cosmetic surgery performed by plastic surgeons, liposuction surgery (or lipoplasty) is an effective surgical technique to enhance a person’s appearance, shape, and profile. Although liposuction removes fat deposits from a patient’s body and reshapes it, it is important to note that liposuction is not a type of weight loss surgery.

It is a body reshaping plastic surgery treatment that can be performed on the abdomen, arms, back, buttocks, calves, face, hips, neck, and thighs. Although many people view liposuction as a recent innovation, the surgical treatment actually evolved from the late 1960s. During that time, European surgeons were pushing the medical envelope by using primitive curettage techniques that had been ignored. The first lipoplasty was performed in 1974 and it was a success. Unlike other surgical techniques at the time, liposuction was able to create a smoother look in body contouring.

Since that time many decades ago, liposuction has evolved to become the most cosmetic surgical procedure of its time. Liposuction is an effective body contouring treatment that will allow you to look better than ever. It works by removing localized deposits of fat from an area of your body. Although the affected part of the body is reshaped, it is important to note that liposuction cannot improve cellulite or stretch marks.

Liposuction, however, can be used effectively in reducing male breast size or gynecomastia or in removing fat tumors (lipomas) from a patient’s body. However, despite its immense popularity, liposuction is not recommended for certain individuals and it has tremendous downtime due to swelling, bruising, bleeding and can be quite traumatic to the body resulting in at least 7 days in hospital.

Advanced Laser Lipolysis

Many women and men are leading busier lives combining work, families and social activities. In conjunction with these changing times, many people want to look and feel better about themselves.

Body contouring techniques, liposculpture and Laser Lipolysis techniques have seen a rapid rise in popularity. Which offers a revolutionary and minimally invasive procedure for real removal of fat that you can see and feel.

If you’re seeking the very latest cutting-edge, highly effective technology to significantly improve the safety and efficiency of many surgical techniques, then laser technology is definitely the technique you’ll want to consider. Lasers have been routinely used in the NHS is Urology, Gynaecology, Plastics and ENT procedures for over 10 years.

Advanced Laser Lipo is different in that it uses a carefully calibrated laser to liquefy fat deposits through the top layers of the patient’s skin. The laser actually ruptures fat cells, and the resulting oily, liquid substance is then removed through a tiny incision in the skin by the surgeon. The small laser can also seal blood vessels as it emulsifies fat, so there is less swelling, bleeding and bruising than with traditional liposuction. Research has shown that little, if any, fat is reabsorbed back into the body.

The minimal invasiveness of the procedure allows patients to see faster results and to experience fewer complications. In addition, Advanced Laser Lipo patients need only a local anesthetic for this procedure, whereas liposuction requires general anesthesia. Because the patient is not completely unconscious, Advanced Laser Lipo carries much fewer risks than traditional liposuction, and the recovery time is much faster. By utilizing a Diode Laser which is tolerated better by the body, the energy is better targeted to the fat cells whilst not heating surrounding tissues. This technology allows the surgeon to use continuous wave energy rather then less, therefore resulting in greater energy to targeted fat cells. This greater targeted energy allows the surgeon to gently navigate through the tissues rather than tear which generally results in significantly less bruising, bleeding and discomfort compared to any other procedure.

Surgical Technique

A very small tube ( cannula) approximately 1.0 mm to 2.0 mm in diameter containing a laser fiber is inserted into the skin. The cannula is then very gently moved back and forth delivering the laser’s energy to the fat cells, causing them to rupture and easily drain away or be aspirated after the laser.

The laser energy also interacts with the dermis, resulting in collagen shrinkage. Due to the cannula’s small size, Advanced Laser Lipo is a minimally invasive procedure and can be performed under local anesthesia. The laser causes small blood vessels to coagulate immediately on contact, resulting in less bleeding, swelling and bruising, – and a quicker recovery time than conventional liposuction. Because general anesthesia is unnecessary, the procedure is very safe with only minimal side effects.

A good candidate for Advanced Laser Lipolysis in general is:
1. in good health, exercises regularly, is within 25 lbs. of his or her ideal weight
2. has one or more areas of local body fat deposits that have responded poorly to diet and exercise
3. bothered by these fatty areas, and is motivated to get rid of them permanently.

Your Dr will review the benefits and risks of Advanced Laser Lipolysis with you during your consultation visit. He will assess whether you are a good candidate with respect to your medical health, and he will clarify what the procedure could do for you.

Laser Lipolysis might be right for you if:
1. You don’t have a lot of time to spend in recovery. – Advanced Laser Lipo patients are typically back to work within 1–2 days following the procedure.
2. You’ve worked hard to eat right and exercise, yet you still can’t lose those “love handles” or other fat deposits you consider unsightly. – Human fat, or adipose tissue, can be very hard to get rid of through exercise and diet alone.
3. You want a procedure that has CE (Europe ) and FDA (USA) regulatory approval.
4. You don’t want lose skin as a result of the procedure. – Many patients of traditional liposuction find that their skin does not adjust to the reduction of fat deposits. This tendency often results in unattractive “droops.” These patients often require skin lifts that can lead to scars, thus rendering the initial liposuction treatment useless. By pulling the surrounding skin inward, Advanced Laser Diode technology can reconstruct the layers immediately under the patient’s skin, completely eliminating skin drooping.
5. You want something more affordable than traditional liposuction.
6. You want permanent results. –Once the fat is removed from a particular area of the body, it will never return. If you gain fat in the future, it will be deposited elsewhere on your body.

These guidelines do not replace your individual consultation and you should have realistic expectations about what results the procedure can deliver for you.

Advanced Laser Lipo truly is the answer to minimally invasive targeted fat removal and offers the best alternative to patients who wants to look and feel better without resorting to painful expensive in patient surgical Liposuction

Body Areas

Advanced Laser Lipo is a minimally-invasive procedure wherein a patented cannula is inserted into the fat followed by the firing of a controlled laser which emulsifies adipocytes (fat cells). Significant reductions in targeted areas of the body are immediately evident. Additionally, heat generated by the procedure results in noticeable skin contraction.

Advanced Laser Lipo can be performed on saddle bags, legs, love handles, neck, arms, stomach and other trouble areas.
Advanced Laser Lipo can be used anywhere traditional liposuction is used.

Body regions that can benefit from the procedure include:

  • Face
  • Back
  • Bra strap
  • Mons pubis
  • Breasts (gynecomastia)
  • Thighs (saddle bags)
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Knees
  • Upper arms
  • Chin
  • Cheeks
  • Neck Areas of loose and flabby skin

Advanced Laser Lipo has been designed to work on those difficult to treat or exercise away areas of fat. Advanced Laser Lipo can then very quickly emulsify the fat cells and easily remove the troublesome fat for body contouring results.

Safety & Complications

Advanced Laser Lipo is an extremely safe procedure. The original Laser Lipolysis procedure was approved by the FDA in November of 2006 and Advanced Laser Lipo was approved in April 2008 and a serious life-threatening complication has never resulted from Laser Lipolysis or Advanced Laser Lipo.

Advanced Laser Lipo is performed under local anesthetic—not the much more risky general anesthesia. Advanced Laser Lipo has been performed thousands of times since being launched in Europe in 2007 and has shown itself to be one of the safest cosmetic surgeries available.

The Advanced Laser Lipo procedure is safer than traditional liposuction because there is minimal bleeding and minimal invasion.
There are no extensive stitches or incisions to possibly get infected, and no lengthy hospital stays are required. Advanced Laser Lipo is an outpatient procedure that is one of the safest and fastest-growing cosmetic surgery options available today.

Downtime

It can take weeks, or even months, of painful healing and limited mobility to recover from traditional liposuction.
Recovery time is now fast and relatively painless. Patients often return to work within 1–2 days of undergoing an Advanced Laser Lipo procedure.

Traditionally an Advanced Laser Lipo patient will start the short recovery as soon as they reach the recovery area.
Due to the knowledge that no General Anesthesia is used, the usual feelings of nausea and disorientation and desire to sleep is no longer an issue.

Physicians will normally encourage patients to go home within one hour of an Advanced Laser Lipo procedure which is revolutionary when compare to the trauma of traditional Liposuction which can involve several days of bed rest within the hospital or clinic.

Your Dr will give you specific instructions on how to take care of yourself during recovery after the Advanced Laser Lipo procedure, and may give you a prescription for pain medication and antibotics. You will also receive compression bandages, which are key to recovery. In addition to encouraging healing by preventing the shifting of bodily tissues, they can help prevent blood clots.

The goal of recovery is to achieve the best results while reducing the risk of infection. Infection can be the biggest risk during recovery. It can lead to unattractive scars, and possibly serious illness and even death. These rare contingencies, however, are dramatically reduced with Laser Libosuction.

Fast minimal downtime recovery is the ultimate goal of Advanced Laser Lipo Procedures. It is very important that professional monitoring occurs which will improve your chances of smooth, healthy, scar-free results.
Minor bruising and numbness can sometimes occur directly after the Advanced Laser Lipo procedure, but they should disappear within days, if not hours, of leaving the recovery room. The swelling will drop within a week. Once the swelling disappears, your recovery is finished and you will be able view the Advanced Laser Lipo procedure results.

Post-Operative Care

With Advanced Laser Lipo, you will begin to recover as soon as the procedure is finished. You will first be escorted to a recovery room, where the Physician will review the procedure and give you instructions on how to take care of your wounds. You will generally be able to return home within two hours after the procedure. You will need to follow your recovery instructions precisely.
You will also receive compression bandages that are key to the recovery process. They encourage healing by preventing the affected tissues from shifting after the Advanced Laser Lipo procedure. They can also help prevent your blood from clotting.

Following surgery, your Dr may suggest a bit of movement in the following days to promote circulation but limited to only minor activity. In the days after, remember to not take any anti-inflammatory medicines or blood thinners like Aspirin. In addition, it is recommended that you do not smoke for a few days after the procedure.

You will heal from Advanced Laser Lipo in several stages. First, minor bruising and numbness may occur right after the procedure.
These side effects should disappear within days, if not hours, of leaving the treatment room. The swelling will go down within a week. At this time you will be able to resume normal activities. However, once the swelling is gone, your recovery is finished and you will be able view the surgery’s final results.

After your Advanced Laser Lipo procedure, your Dr will schedule recovery checkups. During these follow-up visits, they will examine you to make sure they are healing well. It is critical that you keep your appointments as you recover. Doing so will ensure that you heal without scarring and/or infection. Most patients’ skin is completely back to normal within a few months of the Advanced Laser Lipo procedure.