Liposuction and Lipolaser
Despite efforts of maintaining a healthy, balanced diet and regular exercise; some localized fat deposits or excess fat cells do not disappear. Liposuctions allows for radical indefinite removal of localized fat deposits. Liposuction is not a weight loss method; and it should not be used to maintain the patient’s weight. Successful liposuction cannot be the base for a lifestyle improvement. Changes in a patient’s lifestyle should stem from the patients themselves, along with changes concerning issues with diet, and regular exercise. Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity.
The limits of liposuction are determined by the way the skin will retract after receiving the treatment. It is recommended that liposuction be coupled with lipolysis in order to improve skin contouring since it increases skin retraction due to its heat effect.
Principals: The liposuction procedure involves inserting hallow tubes, or cannula, with perforations at the extremity, through small and inconspicuous incisions which are connected to a closed circuit where negative pressure is created in order to generate suction. This method allows for harmonious and non-traumatizing liposuction of excess fat cells. If the suctioned fat cells are not prone to multiplication, the risk of reoccurrence of these adipocytes will not occur.
Liposuction can be administered on many regions of the body, ranging from the thighs, hips, knees, calves, and ankles, to the stomach, and arms. Liposuction techniques have developed to the extent that a patient can even choose to have the procedure done for their face and neck.
Using lipolysis with liposuction is recommended in areas where the skin has lost elasticity, such as the inner thighs or arms. Similar to lipolysis, the results are assessed 6 months after having the procedure, which are usually highly satisfactory. The procedure would have indefinitely removed localized fat deposits and allowed for skin tightening to occur.
Neck liposuction can yield excellent results in case of isolated fat deposit, provided that it is not related to an important sagging skin. Laser lipolysis (or undertake it alone) is usually associated thanks to the spectacular results on the skin at this level, which may avoid skin lift.
Arms can rarely be the center of an isolated fat hypertrophy and treated by a simple liposuction, or by associating liposuction and laser lipolysis leading to better skin contouring.
Abdomen liposuction is reserved for a small round stomach free from sagging skin. It is conditioned by skin tightening ability.
It is a simple surgical procedure that leaves no scar, little pain, and allows fast resuming of activities. This procedure yields excellent results if rigorous steps and intervention are followed.
Today, we couple this technique with laser lipoysis, which helps skin retraction and avoids an abdominoplasty scar. However, sagging skin should be moderate. Laser lipolysis is interesting to treat love handles, where liposuction results were deceiving because of a thick skin that faced difficulties in tightening.
Hips and Back are one of the favorite regions for liposuction; the skin is usually elastic and toned at this level, which results in excellent skin tightening after a liposuction intervention only. The result on the love handles is particularly impressive and contours the waist. It is common to see patients losing 2 sizes on their waist.
With regards to back deposits, laser lipolysis improves skin tightening in this area where skin is thick.
Buttocks liposuction: In the case of voluminous buttocks, a liposuction procedure can be done solely. This procedure is particularly interesting if the excess is concentrated on the upper and medium level, provided that it is not linked to a buttock ptosis.
Thighs liposuction is the best technique to radically and indefinitely remove flabby thighs that do not disappear with diet or physical exercise.Should the suctioned fat cells not be prone to multiplication, chances of recurrence are inexistent.
Results are linked to the surgical technique and to skin tightening capacity in the suctioned areas. If the results are mostly excellent on the inner thighs (where skin is toned), they are uncertain in the inner side (where there is a risk of secondary sagging skin) and the outer side (risk of rippling skin) caused by relatively soft skin. In this case, association of liposuction and laser lipolysis will generate better skin tightening.
Inner knees liposuction is an excellent technique to remove localized fat excess in the inner knee. It is a light procedure that can be done under local anesthesia in an ambulatory center.
The liposuction procedure requires blood testing and a pre-anesthetic consultation. The patient will need 1 day of hospitalization and the procedure duration ranges from 30 minutes to 2 hours and 30 minutes depending on the extent of the fat removal. The treatment requires general anesthesia and causes only moderate pain post surgery. The patient can resume activities in 10 to 15 days and is required to wear a compression garment for one month.
Laser Lipolysis is a new technique to destroy fat or adipocytes. Using heat, and laser energy our professionals are able to destroy the fat cells and allow the patient to regain their skin elasticity.
1) Reduction of Localized Fat Deposits
This procedure relies on the rupturing of adipocytes (fat cells) by a controlled thermal effect. Laser energy is imposed on the adipocytes, thereby heating them and causing them to rupture and release triglycerides that will be drained away by the body. Contrary to liposuction, where the fat cells are suctioned, lipolaser eliminates fat cells from the body. Fat deposits to be treated by this procedure should be localized considering that the body has a limited capacity in draining the triglycerides at one time.
2) Skin Tightening
The increase in temperature around the dermis during the procedure excites the fibroblasts that produce collagen and induce skin tightening. The skin tightening is an enormous advantage of this technique especially considering the delicate zones where liposuction may give deceiving results such as the; inner thighs, arms, neck, stomach or back fat. When the fat quantity to be treated is widespread, it is highly recommended that liposuction and laser lipolysis treatments are both performed in order to improve secondary skin tightening.
In order to decide which is the best method of action for the patient, they must undergo a clinical examination and a thorough discussion with our specialists.
Standard Procedures Include:
1) Laser Lipolysis (Used for Localized Fat Deposits)
Laser lipolysis completely removes localized fat deposits and ensures skin tightening. This procedure is performed utilizing local anesthesia and a minuscule cannula, or tube that is 1 mm in diameter, which is linked to a laser source and then inserted under the skin. This procedure does not require any incisions or suction and is performed in only one session.
The duration of the treatment depends on the quantity of targeted fat and the number of zones being treated; but usually it ranges from 30 minutes to 2 hours. In conformity with French legislation, it is an ambulatory procedure that should be carried out in an outpatient clinic. The intervention itself is considered harmless and leaves the patient with a tingling sensation that will last only a few days after the procedure has taken place. It may cause slight edema in the following week, which will disappear soon after. The patient may resume regular activities immediately and it is recommended that thy wear a light compression garment for the following 15 days.
2) Laser Lipolysis and Liposuction (Used for Major Fat Deposits)
Apparent results will not be visible in the first few weeks, they will begin to show clearly after about one month post treatment; which is the time needed for the body to drain the triglycerides. The skin, however, will take anywhere from 3 to 6 months to tighten and begin showing the newly sculpted shape of the patients silhouette.
Final results are better assessed 6 months following the procedure and the outcome is always satisfactory if done by our professionals.
Laser lipolysis is not a substitute for liposuction, we stress this fact because it is not a treatment used for major fat deposits, but only for localized and moderate fat accumulation. Its results are clearly visible in delicate zones where skin tightening is difficult to achieve through liposuction; such as in areas of the neck, inner thighs, arms, and back. It is ideal for correcting asymmetries or imperfections resulting from liposuction.