|Laser Lipolysis is a minimally invasive technique for removing localized subcutaneous fats. The laser bursts the membranes of the fat cells when it comes into contact with it. A fiber-optic laser delivers this laser under the skin. The fats cells are transformed into an oily sludge-like substance or "debris", which is then "eaten-up" by macrophages (large white blood cells). The "debris" is then processed and eliminated slowly through the blood. Correction of flacidity of the loose skin through retraction of the new colagen produced by the proceedure is better than with the simple lipo aspiration techniques . Healing-tissue" occupies the areas where subcutaneous fat was destroyed, and as such the area may appear the same size or sometimes slightly larger. It is only after 3 months that the "healing-tissues" fully reorganize. The overlying skin is also contracted when the "healing-tissues" contracted. Hence there will not eventually be any loose skin. Advantages : Minimal downtime Patients can return to work immediately, almost like a "lunchtime Liposuction". Of course we normally advise a day or two of rest.
Minimal discomfort During the procedure, there is no pain. After the anesthesia has worn off, it only feels like the aches and pains that follows a vigorous workout. This is unlike in traditional liposuction where a patient feels uneasy. No bruises.
Less traumatic The fiber-optic cannula is inserted through a small puncture in the skin usually along creases that conceal the scar. As the laser melts the fats, it also coagulates the loose ends of small blood vessels. Compression garments are optional as the area will not bleed very much after the laser is removed. The granulation tissue (healing-tissues) does the rest of the work in contracting the treated area as well as the overlying skin.
Almost "normal" skin after 3months It would be very hard to find the insertion points or tell by looking at the skin that any liposuction has ever been done. Skin contracts with the healing-tissues that replace the melted fats.
Laser Liposuction is safer than traditional liposuction because there is less bleeding and anesthetic drugs used.