How good are the results of Laser Liposuction as compared to regular Liposuction? Is down time and cost about the same?

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I tell patients that it is not the instrument that determines the result with liposuction but the hand holding it.  Everything else is hype!

Dr Corbin

Brea Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Liposuction Choices

It is tough deciding which liposuction doctor to choose.  Honestly, it is the physician not the technique that gives the results.  You want someone who understands your goals, has experience, and is conservative in his approach so you don't get complications. I use all techniques -- laser, ultrasound, power assisted, manual -- and get great results.  Again, it is how the procedure is performed. I am starting at Spalding Drive Plastic Surgery on 8/18 and will be solely focusing my practice on Liposuction with my partner David Amron.  Come in for a free consultation with me and we can discuss your goals and what we think would be best going forward.  The most important thing for you to know is that the physician is who you should be choosing, not the specific technique.  I tailor all my procedures to my patients to get the best results.  Good luck!  Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 46 reviews


The laser helps melt or emulsify the fat it is not for skin tightening, it makes the procedure somewhat easier for the surgeon and perhaps the patient gets smoother results, prices are similar

Ryan Neinstein, MD, FRCSC
New York Plastic Surgeon
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How good are the results of Laser Liposuction as compared to regular Liposuction? Is down time and cost about the same?

Properly done laser liposuction can achieve equal results with standard liposuction.  The addition of the possibility of 25% skin tightening is an advantage over traditional non-laser liposuction.  Cost is usually more expensive because more cost is involved and purchasing the laser. For more information please read the following link:

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Is LASER Liposuction good?

Laser liposuction like any other treatment is only as good as the surgeon and is good when it is used in the right patient.

Earl Stephenson, Jr., MD, DDS
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Laser liposuction

any surgical technique (including liposuction) relies on good patient selection, surgeon experience, compliance with lifestyle (diet, exercise) advice.
Laser assisted liposuction, offers an advantage of skin tightening and should therefore be considered where this is desired.
The skin tightening abilities however have their limits and when you need a surgical technique, no amount of laser lipo will help.
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Prashant Murugkar, MD
India Plastic Surgeon
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Laser liposuction

The results with all the methods are pretty much the same. It really depends on the person doing it. The main disadvantage of laser lipo is the increased pain in healing phase and the real possibility of scarring which is VERY difficult to correct.

Edward J. Domanskis, MD
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Laser liposuction have some benifit of good skin tightening

We prefer to use combination of two state of the art technologies for liposuction
1.Ultrasound assisted liposuction technique offer fat melting process through use of ultrasound, which result in fastest and smoothes recovery.
2.Laser Assisted liposuction offer smoother and tighter skin after liposuction.
Its Cosmetic surgeons expertise and experience that give result, not the technique. Best Luck

Milan Doshi, MBBS, MCh
India Plastic Surgeon
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Types of liposuction

As many have already answered it is the surgeon that will make the difference in you outcome and not the technique. It has been my experience that if I show photos of people who have undergone different techniques for liposuction that no one has been able to tell me what technique was used to achieve the result. It has not made a difference if I showed the photos to other patients, non-medical personnel or other physicians.

I typically use traditional suction assisted liposuction as it is a tried and true method with high patient satisfaction in our office.

David M. Kahn, MD
Palo Alto Plastic Surgeon
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How good are the results of Laser Liposuction as compared to regular Liposuction? Is down time and cost about the same?

It is not the machine, but the surgeon who makes the difference. Laser, VASER, PAL, water jet, or any other modalities are tools that a well trained surgeon can use appropriately. It is like asking a carpenter which is better, a hammer or a wrench to nail two pieces of wood together? There's a lot of marketing hype about laser lipo, and the manufacturer was very successful selling this dream. See a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in body sculpting for an in person consultation/evaluation. Good luck.

George Marosan, MD
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