Laser-Based Fat Reduction

Laser-based fat reduction is a noninvasive, safe, and virtually painless means of eliminating localized fat deposits. This procedure may be combined with diet and exercise or weight loss surgery to achieve patients’ body goals while simultaneously helping maintain results over time.

Liposuction laser treatment can also be an ideal choice for patients who do not qualify for traditional liposuction due to age, medical history or other considerations. During treatment, a specific laser wavelength is delivered directly onto the area being treated, heating fatty tissue to its point of destruction while an ongoing cooling mechanism protects healthy skin cells underneath. In less than 25 minutes, targeted fat tissue has been removed while healthy cells remain undamaged – this process has proven safe and effective both men and women alike.

At Body Details, we use laser-based lipolysis as one of several available techniques to treat unwanted fatty areas on the abdomen, flanks and other parts of the body. SculpSure is an FDA-cleared device which uses diode laser technology to dismantle subcutaneous fat cells and destroy them; lymphatic drainage system then naturally expels these damaged fat cells from our bodies.

When conducting laser liposuction, doctors typically begin by applying topical anesthetic to the area where the laser will be placed before making a small incision to allow access for the laser. Once activated, it liquefies fatty tissue which is removed via suction suckage tube attached to incision site and extracted with suction pump – an hour-long procedure is typically necessary.

Researchers conducted a study comparing two distinct laser treatments, the Nd:YAG laser and heat-inactivated plasma. Both experimental conditions increased triglyceride release from adipocytes; however, those irradiated without plasma were not lysed, suggesting it might not involve serum complement.

Laser-exposed adipocytes displayed pore formations in their membranes that allowed fat cells to leak out of them. Control wells did not show these characteristics, suggesting that this pore formation is caused by laser exposure rather than itself a cause.

These results mirrored other studies which demonstrated that laser treatments could effectively lyse adipose tissue.

While laser fat reduction treatment is highly effective for localized fat reduction, it should not be seen as a quick fix for people who are overweight. Diet and exercise remain the best ways to eliminate visceral fat stored deep within the belly; however, for stubborn pockets of fat in thighs or upper arms that won’t budge by themselves alone diet and exercise alone may not be enough – laser treatment could be invaluable for those committed to maintaining weight management through diet and exercise plans.