Sounds good…almost too good to be true. Unfortunately the current research does not support these claims. A recent well-designed clinical study showed no difference in the quality of the results between traditional liposuction and laser assisted liposuction. Despite a great deal of hype and excitement for new technology, it is important to not let enthusiasm overshadow factual information and scientific evidence. Until further studies prove that laser lipo is better and safer than traditional liposuction we can only conclude that the marketing is ahead of the science.
Liposuction is overall a very safe procedure when performed by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in an accredited surgical facility. Good candidates for liposuction are those individuals who are in good health, at or near their goal weight, and have localized collections of fat that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Standard liposuction techniques utilize a wetting fluid prior to removing fat, this helps minimize pain as well as bruising and allows patients to recover faster and more comfortably. The most commonly treated areas are the inner and outer thighs, abdomen, waist, as well as the neck and back, or bra line rolls.
At Plastic Surgery Associates, located inside the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, we perform hundreds of successful liposuction procedures each year in our accredited surgical facility. Patients are discharged home the day of surgery and can return to work within a few days and can resume light exercise within a week. If you are considering liposuction you can meet with one of our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons to discuss the procedure as well as your goals for surgery. Liposuction continues to be a very popular, rewarding surgery for those individuals who eat well and exercise but can’t seem to shed weight in certain areas.