Does Laser Lipo Cause Skin Damage or Cancer or Any Tissue Damage?

Does Laser Lipo cause Skin Damage or Cancer or Any Internal Tissue Damage

Doctor Answers 3

Laser Liposuction

Laser Lipo works by heating up the tissue from underneath the skin.  This will stimulate skin contraction if used properly.  Internal and surface temperatures must be monitored at all times.  If care is not taken or if the monitoring equipment malfunctions, burns can easily result.

No cases of cancer have ever been attributed to this.


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

No Cancer...

None of the liposuction techniques cause cancer but they all do cause some trauma to the skin. Because LaserLiposuction has the added component of heat, it is possible to create a burn to the skin if not used properly. But I find the laser probe that is used to be very controllable and is a real advantage in many cases...

John J. Corey, MD
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

Does Laser Lipo Cause Skin Damage or Cancer or Any Tissue Damage?

      Both conventional liposuction and laser liposuction will cause tissue damage, because fat is removed from the body.  Neither are known to cause cancer.  Laser liposuction has the chance to cause a burn, but conventional liposuction will not.  Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of liposuction procedures each year.  Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 496 reviews

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