Is this the Lipo-Laser technique a gimmick or does it really work?
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What is laser lipo
It includes regular liposuction.
There are a variety of devices that use external light, radio frequency, heat or cold to reduce fat.
Of these, cold treatment, or the ability to freeze fat cells, is the only one demonstrated to be of significant effect.
If you were told you were not a candidate for this, then you may not be a candidate for any type of fat removal procedure.
Seeing photographs would certainly help.
I suggest seeing an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon to get the truth about various techniques of what will and will not work.
Best of luck,
Mats Hagstrom, M.D.
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Laser Lipo technique and results
Laser Lipo requires both "Laser" and " Lipo"
Laser assisted liposuction works well if properly used
However the best Cool Sculpting technique result achieves only about 22% of the amount of fat that can be removed by liposuction.
If you only have a small amount of fat your skin may not have been able to stay inside the treatment head.
Laser assisted liposuction is a surgical procedure in which a laser fiber is inserted under the skin to melt the fat and then small tubes are used to remove the liquid fat. The benefit of the laser is that some skin tightening-about 20% also occurs.
Another non surgical method that works is Liposonix but again about 20% of fat removal that you will get with surgical liposuction.
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