What is the laser lipolysis?
Laser lipolysis or liposculpture laser is a new technique that combines a classical method of aesthetic plastic surgery, like liposculpture, with laser technology. The energy generated selectively by the laser light produces heat which alters the membrane of the adipose cell until it causes the rupturing and consequent destruction of the cell. The Asclepion Quadro Star Plus laser emits radiation at 980 nm that acts via a selective heating of the adipose tissue, which in this way is “liquefied”, and of the subacutis that is stimulated in this manner to contract via the thermal stimulation of the collagen. The laser fibre is inserted inside tiny suction cannulas and the treatment is carried out in the same way as in classic liposculpture, with to and fro movements of the cannula “equipped” with the laser.
Laser lipolysis surgery
The methodology does not differ substantially from that used in classic liposculpture, but it is usually reserved for small areas and therefore is carried out under a local anaesthetic, sometimes with sedation. The advantage of combining the technique of liposculpture with laser technology lies in the possibility of taking advantage of the cutaneous retraction that is stimulated by the heat, which is very useful for some particular indications, such as the area of a double chin, the inside of the arms, the abdomen or to treat patients who are no longer young and whose skin has reduced elasticity.
Recovery times after the treatment are generally very fast but compression is always required for a period of at least two weeks.