Laser liposuction is a refined technique that resulted from medical research on ways to enhance the safety, effectiveness, and comfort of standard lipo. For more than 20 years, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Greenwald has been performing this and other liposuction techniques at Bayshore Plastic Surgery in Tampa, Florida. As a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and numerous other medical and scientific societies, Dr. Greenwald is committed to mastering the latest practices and innovations in the field of plastic surgery. As a result, he is often able to offer his patients the best and most advanced treatment options, such as laser liposuction, as soon as they become available.
Laser liposuction can be effective for treating “problem areas” of the body that tend to attract and accumulate excess fatty tissue. Both men and women consult with Dr. Greenwald in Tampa, FL, for help in addressing this issue. While a healthy diet and fitness routine can keep an individual within his or her targeted body weight range, positive lifestyle practices like these can sometimes have little to no effect on fat that collects in small, isolated pockets throughout the body. Some common “problem areas” include the:
- Inner and outer thighs
- Upper arms
For treating fatty deposits in these areas, Dr. Greenwald may recommend laser liposuction to sculpt and refine the contours of a patient’s body. Similar to other “wet” lipo techniques, laser assisted liposuction involves the use of a tumescent solution (local anesthetic) and a suction device to remove fat cells. Additionally, laser liposuction incorporates the use of a small cannula with a laser fiber. During a procedure, the fiber delivers laser energy into the fat layer to break down the fat cells and make them easier to suction away. A unique advantage of laser liposuction is that it can also tighten the skin in the treated area. By heating the tissue to a certain temperature, a laser can promote collagen production, which in turn can thicken and tighten the skin.
New lipo tools and techniques, such as laser liposuction, are continually being studied and developed. However, it’s important to remember that it is the surgeon’s hand that controls a tool – rather than the tool itself – that makes the true difference in the outcome of a liposuction procedure. Therefore, instead of simply searching for a surgeon who performs a certain technique, a patient should always carefully consider a surgeon’s skills and experience before consenting to a cosmetic procedure.
If you’d like to meet with Dr. Greenwald at his office in Tampa, FL, he can answer your questions about laser or other types of liposuction, determine if you are a good candidate, and offer individualized advice to help you achieve your desired results. To schedule an appointment, call Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 877-873-7522.