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Laser Lipolysis

Laser Lipolysis

Laser lipolysis is a type of cosmetic surgery. It uses laser energy to change the shape and appearance of the body. Other methods of lipolysis, such as injections or radio wave therapies, are available, but laser lipolysis is the most commonly used.

It’s usually meant for patients who want to reduce a localized fat bulge of the abdomen and flanks. The laser liposuction technique uses lasers to break up fat before its removal from the body, reducing the need for harsh suction. It has become a commonly adopted and accepted modality for removal of unwanted fatty tissue and is claimed to be as effective as traditional liposuction without a hospital stay.

With laser lipolysis, thermal elevation of a given volume can be obtained provided that the penetration depth remains in this nominal range.The Medical Diode Laser Systems SIFLASER-3.3 has a wide range of wavelengths that varies between 810nm and 1470nm with CW, single pulse and pulsed mode, so that the surgeon could choose a laser depending on the application and his needs. 

Short wavelengths have more superficial penetration, while longer wavelengths have deeper penetration in the tissue.

Laser lipolysis is quickly gaining popularity as a fat-reduction method. It’s been proven that fat liquefaction is produced by increasing the temperature of adipocyte cells, and fat volume decrease is dependent on the total cumulative energy provided at the treatment location.

References: Comparative Study of Wavelengths for Laser Lipolysis,Laser lipolysis with a 980-nm diode laser: experience with 400 cases

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