In contrast to classic liposuction, laser liposuction is a technique that first melts fats using lasers, and then tautens the skin. It is a liposuction technique particularly used in dealing with localized excess fat resistant to diet and sport. It is performed using 1 mm fiber cannulas, smaller than those used in classic liposuction. In addition to melting fat, laser lipolysis also tightens the skin when it is loose. Laser liposuction breaks down fat cell membranes with laser energy and liquidizes the fat stored inside, with almost no bleeding. In addition, since it only affects fat cells, it does not harm blood vessels and nerves. Fat can be removed in a totally liquid form. Additionally, there is no need to remove fats broken down by laser in the face and neck regions, as these are eliminated naturally through the lymphatic system, without leaving sagging skin and contour irregularities.
Very small areas are treated under local anesthesia, and larger areas with sedation or general anesthesia. Pain is generally non-existent or very minimal during the procedure. Minimal pains can be relieved with pain killers. Bruising almost never occurs. Swelling may occur after laser liposuction surgery, but this disappears spontaneously in 15-20 days. The new body shape emerges 1 month after treatment, improves after the 3rd month and assumes its final form after 6 months. The patient just needs to use a corset for approximately 20 days after surgery.