Laser Lipo In Hollywood!
Traditional liposuction is a fat removing cosmetic surgery procedure, but patients are usually concerned about the risk of sagging afterward. Now new research shows that the addition of lasers could spur tightening of the skin.
New Research On Laser Liposuction
Laser assisted liposuction might provide an option for people who want stubborn pockets of fat removed but fear they'll be left with loose skin. The researchers looked at the extent of skin tightening in nearly 2,200 women and men who received laser liposuction in various body regions, including the belly, thighs and arms.
Three months after laser liposuction, the researchers found that patients had between 20% - 80% skin tightening, meaning their skin contracted to within 20 percent and 80 percent of what would be expected for the volume of fat removed. The amount that the skin "bounced back" depended on the elasticity of the skin to start with and the body area treated.
The amount of skin tightening with laser liposuction is probably about 50 percent better than what would have been achieved with traditional liposuction, said Dr. Abbas Chamsuddin, study lead author and an interventional radiologist at the Center for Laser and Interventional Surgery in Atlanta.