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Liposuction in general is the process of vacuuming fat out of the body. It’s used to improve skin contours, tone problem areas and generally give a tighter, slimmer figure. It’s important to note that liposuction can’t help you shed large amounts of weight, and is instead focused on specific body parts that aren’t responding to exercise or inherently tend to store disproportionate amounts of fat.
Why Use the Laser Power
Laser liposuction uses laser power instead of the brute force that traditional liposuction employs:
- Rather than getting drilled apart, the fat is melted with a laser. This means it actually flows out of the body easily and without needing excessive force. It’s like the difference between trying to suck gravel through a straw and running water through a hose.
- The super-easy breakdown and removal of adipose tissue means your surgeon can use a much smaller suction tube. This in turn means smaller incisions, less scarring and quicker recovery times.
- The smaller cannula and gentler action means the entire operation can be done with local rather than general anaesthetic. This makes the procedure safer, while enabling people with medical conditions or allergies that prevent the use of general anaesthetic to enjoy the benefits of lipoplastia.
- The laser’s heat naturally closes blood vessels and tightens collagen. Liposuction lasers run at temperatures of 48 to 50°C. This is hot enough to bring these unique advantages, but not so hot as to cause burns or heat pain that can be felt through local anaesthetic.
- The smoothness and consistency of the laser is a big help to your surgeon. The fatty areas are never consistent or uniform. Instead, they’re integrated parts of the body with their own arrangements of blood vessels and connective tissues. With traditional liposuction, surgeons have no choice but to try to avoid or simply plough through these tough spots. Either way, it leads to a less than ideal outcome. Laser liposuction moves smoothly and easily through all fatty areas, making for gentler surgery and more consistently great results
Laser Liposuction includes:
The surgical process is fairly straightforward. A small incision is made, a tube is inserted and the unwanted fat is sucked out through the tube. The real challenges, however, lie between inserting the tube and removing the fat. Traditional liposuction would break up and eliminate the fat through sheer brute force. While this definitely works, it’s not ideal in terms of comfort, finesse or getting the best results. Laser liposuction, however, uses specialised laser energy in lieu of brute force to achieve much better effects in every way.
Our frequently asked questions are meant to provide you with a guide to some common concerns regarding our most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. For full details on any surgical or non-surgical procedure performed in our clinics, we recommend booking a consultation with one of our highly experienced surgeons.
How long do the results last for?Although results from Laser Liposuction are permanent, your body will still fluctuate in weight if you fail to maintain a healthy and balanced diet. Laser liposuction will not prevent you from any future weight gain.
What are the potential risks and complications of Laser Liposuction?Unlike regular Liposuction, Laser Liposuction carries smaller risks as the incision area is smaller and does not require stitches. However, swelling or bleeding can occur in some cases as a result of fluid build-up.
How long does it take to get back to normal activities?Recovery time will vary from person to person but generally, patients are able to return to work and light activities after two days. You will be required to wear a compression garment or bandage in order to help the skin tighten and contract.
Will there be much scarring?Laser Liposuction leaves minimal scars as it is a minimally invasive procedure. The incisions will also remain well concealed after the surgery.