Laser Lipolysis Dr.Nopparat R.,MD.
Excess fat has long been a problem that causes a person’s body to appear disproportionate and contributes to a loss of self confidence. Measures such as controlling food intake, weight loss and exercise cannot reduce the accumulation of localized fat in various parts of the body such as around the waist, thighs, hips, and under the chin as genetics also plays a major role in determining a person’s body shape and fat accumulation patterns.
For thousands of years, there have been numerous surgical attempts to remove accumulated excess body fat. This was done by removing large chunks of fat in the body and by scraping it away. However, these dangerous procedures yielded less than aesthetically pleasing results.
Liposuction procedures were first developed in 1976. Initially, the results were not satisfactory. Later, thin tubes were used to remove fat and inject liquid prior to the procedure to reduce bleeding. The overall results were still sub-par: besides pain and long recovery periods, considerable tissue damage was an unavoidable side effect as considerable force was needed to remove the fat in large quantities.
Today, technological advances in liposuction have progressed to employ techniques in suctioning off fat such as using water pressure and ultrasound waves which have greatly improved results. The latest method being used for fat reduction is laser assisted liposuction where lasers are used to liquefy the fat deposits before suctioning it out. This technique has shown remarkable results compared to all the traditional methods.
o The laser specifically targets only high fat cells and is used to liquefy these cells, enabling the surgeon to use less force when siphoning the fat off.
o This type of laser is not dangerous as it does not affect the body’s tissue and has less side effects to blood vessels and the nerves. There is less pain and more fat can be removed.
o The laser does not harm the skin and is capable of emulsifying fat just below the skin, commonly known as cellulite, which causes uneven skin that resembles an orange peel.
o Lasers stimulate the skin so it tightens after liposuction, resulting in less sagging compared to previous methods.
o Laser assisted liposuction works with just a thin tube which allows the procedure to be smooth and gentle, resulting in little swelling and bruising, and almost no recovery period; most pleasingly, scars are so small they are barely noticeable.
Currently, liposuction is not considered a major issue nor is it a scary procedure due to the use of safe, highly advanced technological medical techniques. Anyone who feels that they have accumulated excessive fat in localised areas can remove them by simply making an appointment with a specialist.
The laser lipolysis equipment is continuously being developed
The AccuSculptTM is the latest medical tool in laser assisted lipolysis that is jointly developed by the US and South Korea. It is ten times more efficacious than any other laser assisted machine because it employs the Nd:yag laser of 1444 nanometers, a specific wavelength that targets high fat areas. The AccuSculptTM is considered the best medical tool for liposuction as it liquefies fat cells in localised body parts with minimal damage inflicted on surrounding tissue. This technique is excellent for safely liquefying fat in small areas such as the face and is suited to removing excess fat from the cheeks, eye bags, jaws or under the chin. Furthermore, the laser also helps tone and lifts the facial skin. AccuSculptTM can also permanently end the woes of patients who have excessive underarm perspiration or body odour as the laser waves are used to destroy the sweat or fat glands. This quick and easy procedure is painless and effective and the patient can immediately return to work.
For more information, please contact Samitivej Esthetics Institute at Tel: 0-2731-7000
Written by Dr.Nopparat Rattanawaraha, Plastic Surgeon, Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital.