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Blue Light Lipolaser: the new frontier of liposuction

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery technique that allows excess fat to be suctioned out through cannulas inserted beneath the skin. The new frontier of this technique is represented by laser liposuction, which involves inserting a laser fiber inside the cannula to dissolve the fat before suctioning it, making the procedure less traumatic.

What is laser liposuction

The goal of liposuction surgery is to eliminate fatty deposits that cause aesthetic imperfections, located in various parts of the body. The use of laser helps break down the membranes of fat cells and release their contents, which are promptly suctioned out through a specialized cannula. The laser also contributes to reducing blood loss by aiding in the coagulation of small blood vessels. Operating on the surface, the laser stimulates the dermal collagen tissue and causes retraction of the loose skin tissue.

Laser liposuction, also called laser liposculpture or simply lipolaser, is a technique introduced several years ago. Evolution has led to the adoption of increasingly high-performing and safe machines. Today, the cutting edge is represented by laser-assisted liposuction with blue light, applicable to various parts of the body with the same effectiveness: the chin, arms, inner thighs, abdomen, and it can be combined with more complex procedures such as abdominoplasty (in this case, it is called laser-assisted lipoabdominoplasty).

How laser liposculpture is performed

Laser-assisted liposuction surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia, and may require general anesthesia if multiple areas need to be treated simultaneously. The procedure involves making a small incision in the skin through which a cannula of varying thickness, ranging from 2 to 5 millimeters, is passed. After injecting an anesthetic solution, the surgeon begins to move the cannula in the area to be treated, liquefying the fat and simultaneously suctioning it out. When the desired shape is achieved, the incision is closed and the area is medicated.

At the end of the procedure, it is necessary to wear a special garment and keep it on for a period that can vary from 7 to 21 days. The post-operative course does not present any particular indications, except to carefully follow the surgeon’s advice to minimize possible complications and speed up the healing process.

The advantages of lipolaser

The new laser liposuction techniques are characterized by numerous advantages, let’s see the main ones:

Reduced blood loss thanks to the coagulating action of the laser Effective emulsification even on very resistant fat Significant reduction of hematomas and edema after treatment Possibility to repeat the treatment on the same body area after a few months Particularly reduced recovery times The selective photothermal effect of the laser at the subcutaneous level causes strong skin retraction and an immediate lifting effect Possibility to intervene in areas of the body that were previously considered unsuitable for traditional liposuction treatment (arms, upper abdomen, ankles, chin) A compliant environment to ensure patient safety

The area of MiniHospital “Sandro Pertini” dedicated to surgery includes two operating rooms compliant with the highest level of safety and equipped with state-of-the-art instruments and technologies: one of them follows the ISO 7 standard and one the ISO 5. This allows plastic surgeons operating there to have an ideal environment in terms of safety. The specialists who perform laser liposculpture at MiniHospital are Dr. Giovanni Licata and Dr. Gianfranco Romeo.

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