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Laser Tummy tuck procedure

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The tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgeries. Most commonly women decide to have a tummy tuck to regain their tight tummy after having their children.

The New Laser Tummy Tuck

New laser liposuction technology has been developed that truly can melt fat and tighten skin, perform true liposculpture and create a laser tummy tuck or non-surgical tummy tuck in properly selected patients.


Although the laser tummy tuck is most successful on younger and thinner patients but an impressive results on older patients with significant skin excess and fat of 70 year old patient following laser liposuction only-no surgical excision or tummy tuck.

How Does the Laser Tummy Tuck Work?

 

The new laser system uses a 925nm and combination 925/975nm laser wavelengths passed through a small fiber into the fat beneath the tummy skin.

The 925nm laser is selectively absorbed by the fat and actually melts the fat.

The 925/975nm combination tightens the tissue beneath the skin and pulls the skin tighter against the underlying muscles.

Previous laser liposuction machines used a 1064nm or 1308nm laser wavelength.

The 925nm is absorbed by fat 5 times more than the 1064nm and 3 times more than the 1308.

The result is more effective fat removal and skin tightening.

Previous laser liposuction machines used a 1064nm or 1308nm laser wavelength.

The 925nm is absorbed by fat 5 times more than the 1064nm and 3 times more than the 1308.

The result is more effective fat removal and skin tightening.

What are the Advantages of Laser Tummy Tuck Over Plain Liposuction of the Abdomen?

  • The most important of course is that the laser tummy tuck does not require large incisions and a surgical procedure on the abdomen.
  • The laser liposuction fiber is placed under the skin through a tiny hole made in a hidden location in the skin.
  • No long surgical scars
  • Quicker recovery
  • Many can be done under local anesthesia
  • Loose skin and fat above the belly button can be corrected without major surgery

 

Advantages of Laser Tummy Tuck Over Plain Liposuction of the Abdomen?

  • Traditional liposuction is used to remove fat from the abdomen and is very effective at fat removal.
  • However, mainly loose skin and contour irregularities and dimpling of the skin.
  • But the laser tummy tuck over has advantages like
  • Smoother skin- fewer, if any, Irregularities
  • Tighter skin
  • Less Tissue Trauma-Gentler Procedure.

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