April, 22, 2013, Dallas, TX- Liposuction happens to be one of the most sought after cosmetic procedures worldwide and is popular in Dallas. This body contouring procedure is the ideal way for people to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat, but some patients want are concerned about having lose skin once the fat is removed.
Traditional liposuction is ideal for patients who have firm skin that has retained much of its elasticity. But many men women and men looking to have liposuction may have issues with the skin elasticity, especially if they have had experience fluctuations in weight.
Age, pregnancy and significant weight loss stretches the skin and weakens the collagen and elastin–the two proteins which gives skin its stretchy properties. It is the collagen and elastin that allows your skin to bounce back in place when it is pulled or pinched.
One thing liposuction patients should consider when trying deciding which type of procedure to have whether its traditional liposuction or laser-assisted liposuction is the elasticity of their skin. Many people are concerned that once the fat is permanently removed from their stomach, arms of other region the skin will begin to sag; this is what some patients experience after traditional liposuction.
But new research indicates that laser liposuction can tighten the skin so there is no sag. The study conducted by the Center for Laser and Interventional Surgery in Atlanta found that three months after the laser lipo, the skin of 2,000 laser lipo patient’s contracted within 20 percent to 80 percent of doctor’s expectations considering the amount of fat that was removed, according to Health Day News.
Lead author of the study, Dr. Abbas Chamsuddin said skin tightening for laser liposuction patients is 50 percent better than the results of traditional liposuction.
With traditional liposuction, doctors make a small incision and injects fluid solutions into the area to be treated, this solutions shrinks the blood vessels and numbs the area. The fat is then removed as solid through a hollow instrument called a cannula.
Laser liposuction is similar to traditional liposuction in the respect that the treatment area is injected with the same fluid, but removing the fat is very different process. Plastic surgeons use a small pen-like instrument which employs a laser to melt the fat before it is suctioned out.
After removing the fat, a doctor will then use a laser with a different wavelength to tighten the skin. This process of creating an “artificial burn” on the skin stimulates collagen production allowing the skin to tighten. Laser lipo patients often experience less bleeding than traditional liposuction patients.
Each liposuction procedure in the end eliminates resilient fat, but patients who have poor skin elasticity will get optimal results from laser liposuction.
If a patient is unsure of which procedure will benefit them the most, Dallas cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jeffery Adelglass will be happy to discuss the pros and cons of each type of liposuction procedure he performs at his office.