What is lipolaser or laser lipolysis?
Lipolaser or laser lipolysis is a technique that corrects excess body volume, due to an increased accumulation of fatty tissue, through a minimally invasive procedure that removes adipocytes and tightens the skin.
It is a treatment to eliminate fatty tissue that consists in the application of an optical fiber that conducts laser light transcutaneously. The specific emission of the type of laser used makes it possible to destroy the fatty tissue and obtain a significant contraction of the skin.
Differences between liposuction and laser liposuction
The lipolaser or laser lipolysis is also indicated for touch-ups on previous liposuction with irregularities in the skin or with an important component of flaccidity after surgery.
In a “classic” liposuction there is more trauma and bleeding in the mechanism of adipocyte destruction through the cannula.
The lipolaser coagulates the small blood vessels (reduction of bleeding and hematomas) causing less mechanical trauma during the procedure. This is the main advantage of laser lipolysis over classic liposuction, since it implies a much faster and less painful recovery because the inflammatory component that is triggered is less.
The immediate contraction of the skin produced by laser lipolysis makes it possible to extend the treatment to areas that are difficult to access with traditional liposuction due to poor contraction response or irregularities remaining in the postoperative period. Actions on the inner thighs or arms, abdomens significantly affected by flaccidity, double chin, high bra bulges and others are more affordable with lipolaser.
They are ideal for lipolaser surgery in the most classic areas to be corrected and remodeled: buttocks, buttocks, abdominal region and flanks. The main characteristic of laser lipolysis is its high degree of satisfaction among patients and our physicians.
Can lipolaser be used on skin with stretch marks?
Lipolaser is ideal for volume corrections in devitalized and striated skin such as the abdominal region after pregnancy or inner thighs. Lipolaser opens the possibility of obtaining liporemodeling in older patients more prone to flaccidity, due to the thinning of the dermis and septa, thanks to the effect of skin contraction caused by the release of heat shock proteins that occurs during treatment.
Characteristics of the lipolaser technique
Lipolaser or laser lipolysis usually requires local anesthesia with/without sedation, although it depends on the areas to be treated. It allows almost immediate incorporation to normal life in 24 hours. The discomfort during the following 2-3 days is similar to stiffness and subsides in less than a week. The compressive garment can be removed to sleep after 4-7 days. The lipolaser improves considerably the postoperative period.
Laser lipolysis is performed by introducing the flexible optical fiber, 1mm caliber, through a minimal incision. Through this incision the laser light is conducted intradermally; first the laser light is used to destroy the fat and then the one designed to produce the contraction of the skin and the fibrous septa of the areolar fat. This last phase allows the skin to readjust to the new body contour.
It is an interesting treatment for small areas: double chin, inner arms, inner thighs, or small abdomen, where the retraction of the accompanying skin is very important to improve the results. It is also highly recommended to retouch previous liposculptures that have been accompanied by laxity. It can also be used as a complement to classic liposuction or liposuction by aspiration.
The equipment used for laser liposuction, also called lipolaser, laser lipolysis or laser sculpture, produces an effective destruction of the fatty tissue thanks to its photothermal effect and at the same time stimulates the neocollagenogenesis thanks to the heat deposit at hypodermic level.
Advantages of lipolaser or laser lipolysis
- The effect of tissue contraction avoids post-liposculpture flaccidity and contour deformities, generating a more homogeneous contraction of the whole skin.
- Unlike traditional liposuction, in lipolaser the specific emission to destroy fat generates a “melting” effect, respecting the other tissue structures.
- The coagulative effect of the laser on the microcirculation of the area effectively prevents bruising and bleeding.
- Being a less traumatic treatment, the type of recovery is reduced to a minimum.
- The incision made on the skin is just over one millimeter.
- Procedures of low or medium fat removal or circumscribed areas can be performed under local anesthesia.
- Lipolaser or laser lipolysis is a technique applicable to any area of the body.
- It allows the refined retouching of unsatisfactory results in previous liposuctions.
- In liposuction of large volumes, laser lipolipolysis can be used in association with conventional liposuction to ensure a good response of the scar contracture of the skin in the treated area.
For more information consult your plastic surgeon.