Liposuction is indicated when a patient of normal weight has disproportionate fat distribution—a localized accumulation of fat cells—in specific areas of the body. Because the number of fat cells remain fixed after adolescence, an individual who has undergone liposuction can expect permanent results provided weight is maintained at a consistent level.
Laser Liposuction Technique
Under ordinary circumstances, local anesthesia and a sedative are the only medications a patient will require for the duration of the liposuction procedure. With minimal incisions, the laser’s energy weaken the membranes of the cells. The fat contained in the cell literally oozes out of the cell’s perimeter. Then, through tiny incisions, the fat is sucked up through a very small surgical tool, called a cannula.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. William Boss uses the laser to make the liposuction less traumatic since the laser has broken many of the fat cells. In many instances, the heat generated by the laser also helps tighten the skin.