Excess abdominal fat is a matter of concern for both men and women. Laser liposuction for the abdomen is a cosmetic surgical procedure to contour the abdomen by removing excess adipose tissue and skin. In contrast to traditional liposuction, this minimally-invasive method uses laser energy to melt the fat so that it can be easily removed and also provides skin-tightening effects for a smoother, trimmer contour. The treatment is ideal for individuals who are close to their normal weight but cannot get rid of excess abdominal fat through diet and exercise.
Abdominal Contouring with SmartLipo Triplex
This revolutionary workstation from Cynosure features a cannula with three powerful lasers. These wavelengths can be used individually or blended into one optimal package with SmartLipos MultiPlex technology. The combination of the 1064nm + 1440nm breaks down the adipose tissue in less downtime, whereas combining 1064nm + 1320nm tightens the tissue through coagulation in the subdermal layer.
The first step involves the administration of tumescent local anesthesia to numb the treatment site. This allows the laser to function in a painless environment. The tiny 1 millimeter Smartlipo cannula is inserted under the skin into the fatty layer through small incisions that would allow the successful removal of fat. This cannula is moved gently under the skin and the laser energy breaks up the fat cells, while coagulating the surrounding blood vessels, which minimizes bleeding. Once the fat is adequately melted, it is suctioned out through the same incision. The heat produced by the laser energy stimulates collagen formation which helps promote skin tightening.
To avoid overtreatment, this technology comes with added safety features such as SmartSense with ThermaGuide and ThermaView. These systems allow the device to intelligently heat and sense skin temperature to provide optimal skin tightening without overtreatment or risk of burns. ThermaView is equipped with an infrared thermal camera that alerts the surgeon when the maximum recommended skin temperature is reached.
Recovery and Result
This surgery is carried out as an outpatient procedure that can last up to 1-3 hours. Mild bruising can be expected, that resolves within a few days. Recovery time is also minimal and the patients can resume mild activities almost immediately. Immediate results are seen, which is a notable reduction in fat along with a compact and smaller abdominal area. Permanent results will be visible after several months, which is a trimmer, firmer abdomen.
Advantages of Laser Liposuction Surgery
The use of this technology over the traditional liposuction method is that it provides a skin tightening element that enhances the quality of the skin. Other advantages include
Faster and smoother healing process
Minimal post-operational scars
Less bleeding and bruising
Minimal downtime and side effects
Fat Transfer along with Abdominal Liposuction
Having a trimmer, well-shaped abdomen would enhance your overall appearance and make you look good in almost any you wear, which would boost your self-confidence and self-esteem. Leading plastic surgeons also offer fat transfer procedures in conjunction with abdominal liposuction. Excess fat cells removed via liposuction can be used to improve areas that may lack volume such as the breasts and buttocks.