With all of the various treatments and procedures that are continually advertised and promoted, how do you know what to believe? We are often asked, “Is laser liposuction really better than traditional liposuction?” and the honest answer is YES, in most cases, the laser in laser liposuction does make a difference!
Before reading about why laser liposuction is better than traditional liposuction, it is important to understand that traditional liposuction still has a place in Dr. Guanciale’s Procedure Toolbelt. Traditional liposuction is an effective procedure for larger patients looking to remove a significant amount or large areas of fat deposits. Laser lipolysis, or laser liposuction is very effective, but most effective when targeting specific pockets or fat deposits.
Laser liposuction includes traditional liposuction. The suction action of traditional liposuction is still used during laser liposuction; however, laser liposuction has multiple added benefits to both the patient, Dr. Guanciale, and the overall result.
Laser liposuction only destroys the targeted fat cells. The traditional liposuction technique affects all tissue in the treated area which causes more bruising, pain, and longer recovery. The laser ruptures and liquefies the targeted fat cells making them easier to suction from the body. The laser and the heat it generates also causes the blood vessels and collagen within the skin to coagulate. As the patient heals, the skin tightens and becomes more firm.
Board Certified General Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Jerry Guanciale, uses the Palomar™ SLIMLipo™ Laser Liposuction system when performing laser liposuction. The SLIMLipo™ is a revolutionary liposuction technique that uses tiny laser fibers to melt away fat cells and literally slim targeted areas of the body for an overall improved body contour.
Unlike traditional liposuction, SLIMLipo™ is effective for melting fat and not simply tearing through tissue structure. By using the laser liposuction, the result is less body trauma, significant fat removal and dermal heating for skin tightening results.
SLIM stands for “Selective Laser Induced Melting”. SLIMLipo™ is the first FDA-approved laser-assisted lipolysis system and provides effective removal of fat deposits from nearly any area of the body such as the:
•Inner and Outer Thighs
•Upper and Lower Abdomen
•Upper Back/Bra Area
SLIMLipo™ Laser Liposuction offers patients many benefits over the traditional liposuction procedure including:
•Faster recovery times
•More precise body definition
The major benefit of laser liposuction isn’t in melting the fat rather it is tightening the skin. With the use of the laser, Dr. Guanciale is heating the skin in a very controlled way. The skin tightening benefits make it ideal as the laser augments the building of collagen and results in improved skin tightening and smoothness as the patient heals.
Why does Dr. Guanciale use the SLIMLipo™ equipment over Sciton’s SmartLipo, for example? Well, not all laser lipolysis systems are equal and it’s technology that makes the difference. You need to understand the importance of the laser wavelength used to melt fat. Many laser liposuction machines on the market use a 1064nm or 1320nm laser wavelength. Research demonstrates that the best wavelength which is most highly absorbed by fat is 920nm, a wavelength patented and owned by Palomar™ Medical and used in the SLIMLipo™ system. The same system used by Dr. Guanciale.
So, YES! Laser does make a difference when you are considering liposuction! Consult with Dr. Jerry Guanciale today to learn if traditional liposuction or SLIMLipo™ Laser Liposuction is the best procedure choice to target your stubborn, unwanted areas of fat. Don’t delay – call today for a more contoured you tomorrow!