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Abdominal Liposuction.Many people look at the stomach as an indicator of the overall fitness of the body.  Excess fat, loose skin and bulges, all give the appearance of someone who is not in shape.  We diet and exercise incessantly to improve our abdomens.  Liposuction of the stomach offers the ability to remove excess fat and tighten loose skin.  It does not replace diet and exercise, but complements their results.Stomach LiposuctionMany men and women have very weight loss resistant fat on their abdomens.  It is important to differentiate abdominal fat that is accessible to liposuction versus intra abdominal fat.  The fat you are able to pinch is treatable with liposuction. However, beer bellies and obese abdomens may have a great deal of fat under the muscle, packed around the organs.  This stomach fat is only treatable with diet and exercise and is much more unhealthier than the superficial fat.Stomach liposuction can remove excess abdominal fat safely under local anesthesia.   Using a few small incisions, an anesthetic solution is instilled into the fat layer.  Once sufficiently numb, hollow liposuction cannulas are used to vacuum fat from the body.   As the cannulas move through the fat, small particles of fat are suctioned into a canister.  The fat cells are removed from the body.  The surgeon uses the liposuction cannulas to expertly sculpt the fat layer , improving body contours.Liposuction of the stomach is usually approached by breaking the abdomen down into 3 distinct area.  These include the lower abdomen below the umbilicus, the upper abdomen and the love handles or sides.  It is ideal to have all 3 areas treated simultaneously for the best results.  Adjacent areas like the bra rolls and flanks can also be treated during stomach liposuction.Usually after liposuction, there will be some contraction of the skin.  If the skin has been stretched out by pregnancy or massive weight loss, additional skin tightening treatments may be needed.  Laser liposuction like Smartlipo, can apply heat to the skin to cause tightening.  If the amount of loose skin is excessive, an excision of skin may be appropriate.  A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, can remove a section of skin using a bikini incision.Abdominal liposuction before and afterSo what kind of results can be expected with liposuction of the stomach?  You should expect a reduction of the fat layer as well as improved body contours.  Loose skin should be tightened. However, Stomach liposuction doesn’t change obesity or lack of muscle tone.  Continued diet and exercise are mandatory for the best results.  Maintaining or losing weight is critical to making the results permanent.How much is liposuction of the stomach and love handles?The Cost of Liposuction of the stomach depends on several factors.  It depends on how many areas are being treated (usually at least 3), the amount of fat and if skin is to be removed.  It is best to look for practices that give you one fee for all 3 areas and there are no extra  fees.   It is important to be clear during your consultation with the areas you expect to be treated.   Ask for a written quote detailing all expected charges and if ancillaries like labs, garments, etc., are included.Find out more about Stomach Liposuction here. Tummy Tuck Vs. Liposuction …

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Looking for Liposuction in Austin TX? Making the decision to have liposuction performed is a difficult one.  There are many different practitioners out there making all kinds of promises.  As liposuction has become more popular, the choices have increased and competition has decreased prices.  There are many new technologies available as well as clinical settings (clinics, Surgery centers, hospitals,etc.) to have it performed.  This article is designed to help you with some of these choices.Liposuction Artistry The first thing to know about liposuction, is that it is more of an artistic pursuit than an a scientific one.  Anybody can be trained to perform liposuction, which is basically just vacuuming fat from the body.  That part is easy. However, trying to produce consistent, aesthetically pleasing results is the difficult part.  Removing fat in the right places and in the proper amounts, differentiates good results from mediocre results. Liposuction when you come down to it, is body sculpting. The surgeon has to visualize the body shape and contours that are obscured by the fat.  He or she then has to meticulously remove fat slowly and expertly to reveal the new body shape.   These skills come from years of experience and cannot be taught.  The surgeon has to possess the hand eye coordination as well as a creative streak.  That’s why it is important to meet your surgeon and listen to his or her vision of what can be done with your body.  It is that vision that you need to be on board with.  Before and after pictures can also help you judge the surgeon’s abilities.  Unfortunately, these skills cannot be taught during Plastic Surgery residency.  Plastic Surgeons are taught the basic mechanical skills but the creativity has to be there beforehand.  There is a great deal of bad plastic surgery out there and it is being performed by board certified plastic surgeons.  Choose your Cosmetic Surgeon or Plastic Surgeon carefully based on his or her skills, vision and results.  Nobody can sculpt a masterpiece 100% of the time.  You want to know that your surgeon will try his best to give you the results you want and stand by you if you need further work or have complications.Liposuction Technology Another decision point regarding liposuction is the availability of new technologies.  There are many laser, radiofrequency, and ultrasonic devices out there.  The main thing to know about these devices are that they are just tools.  They can improve liposuction results but they are not a substitute for a skilled surgeon.  So as we discussed above, just like a good sculptor, a skilled liposuction surgeon will choose the right instruments to produce the ideal results.  Choose the surgeon first and then discuss the technologies available to assist your procedure.  Common technologies available include Smartlipo Laser Liposuction and Vaser Ultrasonic Liposuction.Liposuction Facilities Where should you have your liposuction performed?   Liposuction is an elective cosmetic surgery procedure.  You do not want to be in a facility with sick people as the risk of infections and mistakes increases. You want a facility that is dedicated to plastic surgery and is nationally accredited.  This ensures your safety as well as decreased rates of complications.  A physician owned surgery suite also can save you money as extra facility and anesthesia fees are avoided.Liposuction Anesthesia You should also look for liposuction that is performed under tumescent anesthesia.  Tumescent anesthesia involves use of the local anesthetic lidocaine to numb the areas to be treated.  The advantage of this is that general anesthesia is avoided, which is riskier and costlier than liposuction itself.  Plus, only the skin and fat where we are working is numbed.  Everything deeper like muscles, organs, etc. still have sensation.  As you are awake during the procedure, you are self-monitoring and protecting all of your important structures from harm. When the liposuction is complete, you are still numb and are back on your feet immediately.  This ability to resume normal activities further decreases your risk of postoperative complications.Austin Liposuction Surgery Cosmetic Surgeon Lawrence Broder MD  and Plastic Surgeon Staci Hix-Hernandez MD at Beleza Medspa Austin TX are skilled Austin liposuction surgery artists. They have performed more than 3000 individual Smartlipo procedures.  They possess the basic surgical skills as well as the artistic eye to give you the body contouring results you desire.  The Beleza surgical team will guide you through the whole process.  They stand by their results and allows you to be the ultimate judge of the success of your procedure.   They perform liposuction using the latest technologies including Smartlipo Laser Liposuction and Vaser Ultrasonic Liposuction.  They know how to apply these devices to improve your results.  They operate out of their own 3200 sq ft AAAHC accredited office based surgery suite in Cedar Park.  This saves you money as well as provides you a higher level of safety. They perform all of their procedures under local anesthesia and are also skilled in many fat transfer and tummy tuck procedures.  Consultations with Dr Broder and Dr. Hix-Hernandez  are always free to discuss your body contouring needs. 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Tummy Tuck SurgeryTummy tucks are popular procedures for patients who recently lost weight or went through childbirth only to find a pack of excess skin in the tummy area. There are several treatments designed to produce skin tightening, but when there is a drastic need like in many tummy tuck patients, non-surgical treatments are not enough to resolve the issue.There are some serious downsides to the traditional tummy tuck. The procedure is designed to reduce excess fat and skin as well as tighten the underlying muscles in the area. It is a procedure that addresses several issues but in doing so, produces a significant scar that generally spans from hip to hip and many patients are not comfortable with the size of the scar.Mini Tummy TuckThe mini tummy tuck, offered at Beleza Medspa, is a good alternative for patients who are not candidates for a full tummy tuck but need the skin tightening that comes with it. Generally, mini tummy tuck candidates have less skin to remove and do not need the structural work that is done in conjunction with a full tummy tuck. The benefits of the mini tummy tuck include a smaller, less noticeable and often lower scar. Another benefit is that the procedure can be done without a general anesthetic using an injected numbing solution and a mild oral sedative. Because only the skin is affected and the muscle under is left alone, most mini tummy tuck patients do not report high levels of pain during recovery.Liposuction Tummy TuckMany SmartLipo patients are opting in to a mini tummy tuck to enhance the effects of the SmartLipo procedure. Because SmartLipo addresses some skin laxity but cannot improve the look of drastically saggy skin, the mini tummy tuck is added to fill that need.Laser Tummy TuckHowever, many patients can have their loose skin addressed alone with a Laser Tummy Tuck.  The heat produced form the Smartlipo Laser can lead to a great deal of skin tightening.  The procedure can be repeated for even greater results.  The tummy tuck scar can be avoided altogether.When added to a SmartLipo procedure, the mini tummy tuck does not drastically raise the price and is a great option for moms who want to improve the look of saggy skin left over from pregnancy or patients who lost weight and want to show it off.Some patients are not ideal candidates for the mini tummy tuck and would benefit from Smart Lipo or a full tummy tuck. The best way to determine if the mini tummy tuck is right for you is to come in for a free consultation so our staff can examine the area and make the best recommendation for your needs.Tummy Tuck Surgery CostLiposuction vs. Tummy Tuck…

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There is nothing better than the feeling of anticipation our patients get as they look forward to a procedure or treatment that they know will make them look and feel better! On the other hand, nothing is more disappointing than to see the same patient forced to put a beneficial treatment or procedure on hold because the funding isn’t there to complete it.It is in these moments that we are glad to be able to offer aesthetic healthcare financing options to our patients to ensure that they can get the look they want without the wait. Although aesthetic healthcare financing options are fairly limited, Beleza works directly with Care Credit to finance procedures and treatments through Beleza for patients.Care Credit is a financing option that patients can apply to and be approved for in minutes. It is exclusive to healthcare services and can be used repeatedly. It allows patients to make monthly payments and no-interest financing is often available for a period of 12 or 24 months, depending on the promotional period approved at the time of the application.A Care Credit Card is just as easy to use as a traditional credit card; patients get monthly statements via mail or email and they can pay the minimum balance on the transaction. There is no penalty to paying off the balance sooner than it is due but patients should be aware that if a promotional no-interest period ends and the balance is unpaid, they will owe the interest accrued from the entire balance, not just the balance that remains.If Care Credit aesthetic healthcare financing is not the best option for you, Beleza can allow you to prepay over time for a treatment or service. For a procedure like SmartLipo, we require that patients pay a percentage of the total cost of the procedure down to reserve the date of the surgery. As long as the balance is paid in full by the surgery date, patients can add funds to their Beleza profile incrementally until the date of the procedure.Aesthetic healthcare financing gives patients the freedom to pay over time for a procedure or treatment as they are enjoying the benefits of it. It is important for us here at Beleza to offer aesthetic financing options to our patients. We love making patients feel and look better. Learn more about Care Credit online and call us to schedule an initial consultation where we can help you apply for aesthetic healthcare financing! http://www.carecredit.com/…

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Stomach Fat

Stress, over availability of fatty foods and lack of sleep or exercise can all contribute to the development of stomach fat, concentrated on the abdomen and frustrating to eliminate. For many, stomach fat is the “stubborn” fat that even a good diet and exercise can’t remove. Some face the issue later in life when the metabolism suddenly slows and some face it sooner, when a stressful lifestyle contributes to a physical change in the body.Stomach fat can be an indication of a dangerous underlying condition that stores fat around the vital organs when the normal fat cells are full and stretched to the max. Even if a patient is not experiencing this visceral fat buildup, it can be aesthetically displeasing to have an excess of stomach fat, especially for individuals who lead an otherwise active and fit lifestyle.One option for dealing with this excess in stomach fat is Smart Lipo, which utilizes a local anesthetic and a light sedative to eliminate the chance of discomfort during surgery but allows the patient to remain awake during the surgery and recover in the comfort of his or her own home.Smart Lipo is considered by many to be a better option than traditional liposuction because it not only removes fat, the laser tip of the device heats an additional layer of fat, causing it to melt. The melted fat is also removed and skin tightening is promoted by the heat under the skin.The downtime is also very favorable; many patients get the surgery on Friday afternoon and return to work the following Monday. For patients of traditional liposuction, the time out can be much more extensive.With very few non-invasive options, patients with stomach fat who don’t want to “go under the knife” are pretty limited. The best option for dealing with stubborn stomach fat without incisions, stitches or downtime is Coolsculpting, a fat freezing technology that freezes fat cells, causing them to die. After the treatment and for the next 8-12 months, you body naturally processes the dead cells, leading to a reduction in fat in the treated area.Stomach fat is treatable and there is no need to live with it, regardless of whether or not it is affecting your health. Both Smart Lipo and Coolsculpting allow us to help you get your ideal shape by strategically eliminating fat in undesirable areas. Plus, patients often find themselves more motivated to adopt a healthier lifestyle after an investment in their appearance, only adding to the success of the surgery.…

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Lipo Vaser vs Laser Lipo

What is the difference between Laser Lipo and Lipo Vaser?We have heard of all these new fat busting technologies.  What are they and do they work?  Lawrence Broder MD of Beleza Medspa Austin TX, demonstrates and discusses some of these technologies. Laser Lipo Laser Lipo or better known by its brand name, Smartlipo, involves the use of a laser during liposuction.  The laser provides a focused beam of a single wavelength of light.  The light is absorbed by the tissues like fat, blood and skin to generate heat.  It is the heat that is important for the effects of laser lipo.  The heat will cause fat to melt and allows more fat removal and smoothing of the fat layer.  The heat absorbed by blood is important as it helps to cauterize blood vessels and control bleeding.  Finally, the heat absorbed by the skin and connective tissue leads to skin tightening.  So the effects of laser lipo or smartlipo help to improve liposuction results and decrease downtime.Lipo VaserUnlike laser lipo, lipo vaser uses ultrasonic sound waves.  These sound waves causes microscopic bubbles to form that help to break apart and free fat cells from the surrounding tissues.  This is important in areas of very fibrous fat like the chest, back and previous liposuction areas.  So the lipo vaser allows more fat to be removed with less trauma to the surrounding tissues.  Some heat is generated during the use of vaser but it is not as focused as laser lipo.  As with laser lipo, lipo vaser provides better results with less downtime.Smartlipo and Vaser can be used together or alone during liposuction cases.  They can work together to provider smoother and better sculpted body areas with less trauma and downtime.  They are both tools that a well trained and experienced cosmetic surgeon will use as needed during surgery. …

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Fat Transfer: What is it and why I should I want it! Fat transfer is simply the removal of fat via liposuction from one area of the body and then transferring it to another area of the body. Fat for transfer is collected somewhat differently than standard liposuction. The fat is collected under lower pressure and we avoid using any lasers during it’s harvesting.  It is then separated from the tumescent fluid or anesthetic fluid, and then is carefully under sterile conditions transferred into syringes. These syringes can then be used to inject the fat into the desired areas of the body.   Some uses of fat from fat transfer include fixing liposuction defects, natural breast augmentation, buttocks augmentation or Brazilian butt lift or facial fat transfer. Each of these that transfer areas requires different amounts of fat and different techniques to get the best results. The other thing to know about that transfer is that it contains a lot of stem cells. Stem cells are cells that can turn into any other cell of the body.   These cells are the holy Grail of rejuvenation procedures as they can be turned into new skin, fat, bone et cetera.   Fat  also contains 500 times more stem cells than the most common source which is bone marrow.   Bone marrow stem cell harvesting is very difficult and very painful.   Obviously we all have very readily accessible amounts of fat for stem cell harvesting. When we put these r stem cells into the new areas it appears that some of them do turn into new cells and give the longevity of fat transfers.   It is currently not known how to activate these cells but it  could be helped by using platelet rich plasma.   Platelet rich plasma or PRP comes from blood platelets and contains growth factors that may stimulate these stem cells in the fat. This is why we offer platelet rich plasma as an addition to our fat transfer procedures for stem cell activation.Fat Transfer Breast or Natural Breast Augmentation. Fat is an ideal component for use in increasing volume of breasts. There are no artificial implants or any worry of foreign objects.   However fat transfer breast has limited ability to increase size.   Maximum increase in size can be half  to a full cup.  But the increase is also more natural as it follows the natural curves of the breast.   The fat is injected throughout the breast to gradually build up the breast in small amounts.   The fat is a natural component of the breasts and will take root in there if properly placed and not placed under pressure.   It’s important that the breast envelope or the Breast skin have enough room to accommodate increased volume via the fat.   Fat under pressure will die.   This is why the procedure is ideal for post-pregnancy patients who enlarged breasts that have now deflated. The extra skin allows increase of size with the fat and this allows the fat to survive.   Stretching procedures such as Brava which also help stretch out the skin.   The other thing to remember about breast fat transfer is that it does disrupt the architecture of the breast. There has never been any studies showing breast-cancer caused by fat transfer however screening for breast cancer can be affected. This is why we ask for a mammogram to be completed before a breast fat transfer. Mammograms look at the architecture of the breasts via x-ray. When we do breast fat transfer some of this architecture of the breast is disrupted and this could lead to misleading diagnoses and tests. It is important to know this before going into the procedure and to have a baseline mammogram.Fat Transfer Buttocks or Brazilian Butt Lift Fat transfer for  buttocks augmentation is ideal. The buttocks contains a great deal of fat already and is  a great environment for the fat to survive. Shaping of the buttocks can easily be done using liposuction and appropriate fat transfer buttocks. The Brazilian butt lift involves more than just fat transferred to the buttocks.   The Brazilian butt lift also involves extensive Liposuction and body sculpting of the lower back and flanks.   The lower back and flanks affect the appearance of the buttocks.   A much smaller and flatter back and flanks makes the buttocks to project more and appear larger.   This is a crucial element of the Brazilian butt lift.   The transferred fat is then placed judiciously in the buttocks to accentuate the areas that need it most.   The combination of body contouring of the lower back and flanks and increase in size of the butt produces a shapelier and larger butt.   After the procedure the patient cannot sit on the buttocks  for three days and as little as possible for the first week.   This is to promote survival of the transferred fat and a compression garment will have to be worn around the chest for about a month.  Some of the fat will die naturally and refills of the fat may…

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How to Lose Belly Fat.

Losing Belly Fat Depends on the Type of FatLots of us have it.  Annoying belly fat that ruins our appearance and saps our self-esteem.  But when we look around, we can see that there are many types of belly fat.  There are those with beer bellies, large, protuberant abdomens that almost mimic pregnancy.  On the other end of the spectrum, are those with small rolls that hang over the belt line.   Then in between, we see those with loose skin and belly fat.  Just as the types of belly fat differ, the significance and treatment of each varies also.The Beer Belly or Visceral Fat.The worst type of belly fat to have is the beer belly.  It’s name is derived from men who consume large amounts of alcohol.  Beer tends to be rich in excess amounts of empty calories.  It is not only cosmetically displeasing, but the health consequences of this type of fat are very significant.  When you look at this type of belly fat you will notice that only a small amount of fat is found under the surface of the skin.  This is because the vast majority of this fat is contained inside of the abdomen itself and is known as visceral fat.  Visceral fat is a very  dangerous fat to have in excess.  It is very biologically active and has many ill effects on the body to include insulin resistance and diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.  Unfortunately this fat is not accessible with surgery or other noninvasive procedures.  It only responds to a medical weight loss diet and exercise.   It is critical to loose weight to prevent the health consequences of excess visceral fat. As the weight is lost, the cosmetic concerns can also be addressed.Pinchable (Subcutaneous) Belly Fat.In contrast to beer bellies, are those with significant pinchable layers (subcutaneous) of belly fat. Although less dangerous than visceral fat, this type of fat still has negative impacts on health and appearance.   This type of fat responds not only to weight loss and exercise, but also surgical and noninvasive procedures.  Liposuction is ideal to remove this fat as well as sculpt its shape to accentuate natural body curves.   Liposuction alternative procedures like Coolsculpting can freeze this fat layer for long-lasting reduction.Loose Skin and Belly Fat.Further complicating belly fat for many women is loose skin.  In fact, the belly fat gives the loose skin support and removing it can worsen the skin laxity.  In these situations, another modality must be introduced to deal with the loose skin.  Heat can be added either internally via laser liposuction or from the outside (Venus Freeze) to induce skin tightening.  Heat can deliver a good amount of tightening without large incisions.  But in many patients, the amount of excess skin exceeds the capability of the laser or other heating devices.   These cases require excision of excess skin via a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty.  Liposuction and heat can be combined with a tummy tuck for optimal results. Do I need liposuction or a tummy tuck?…

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Liposuction for Men

Liposuction for Men: More Common than You Think! Liposuction has become an increasingly accepted method of body contouring by the public.  With the safety of local tumescent anesthesia and the advent of technologies to improve results, liposuction is now a popular method of body sculpting. However, like many cosmetic surgery procedures, most of the patients are female.  Women tend to be more concerned about their looks and accepting of procedures to improve them.   Women as a whole, also tend to be more concerned with aging.  However, there has been a recent trend of more and more men seeking plastic surgery procedures. Cosmetic surgery has become more widely accepted, safer, cheaper and with less downtime.  This is probably why Lipo for Men has become so popular.  Most men do not like to go to the doctor even when they are sick, let alone for a cosmetic procedure.  But now with most liposuction office based and performed under local anesthesia, men are beginning to show more interest.  The ability to have liposuction performed and then be back to work and the gym in a few days, has revolutionized liposuction for men.What does Liposuction for Men have to offer? Just like many women, men are not immune to the epidemic obesity problem in America.  High levels of stress, poor food choices, eating out and lack of exercise can lead to big bellies, man boobs, love handles and double chins.   These are the main areas most men seek help with.  The fat around the waist, commonly called the ‘spare tire‘, is particularly resistant to weight loss and exercise.  This is where most men’s bodies will store fat when excess calories are consumed.   Women on the other hand, tend to store their fat on their legs, usually the thighs.  Liposuction for men is ideal to remove these fat cells and sculpt a sleeker abdomen.  This holds true for the love handles, which are an even more resistant fat than the abdomen.   They can easily be melted away with laser  and vaser liposuction, to take inches off the waist. Man boobs (moobs) or pseudogynecomastia, is due to excess fat deposition in the chest area.  It is ideally suited for liposuction using lasers and vaser ultrasonic energy.  Fat deposition under the chin is particularly troubling to many men.  The presence of a double chin, can age even a young man.  The loss of jawline definition further aggravates a man’s appearance.  This excess fat and loose skin, is ideally suited for Smartlipo laser liposuction.  The heat delivered by the laser can easily melt the fat which can then be suctioned off.  Even more important, the laser heat causes collagen stimulation and skin tightening.  The results are dramatic and life-changing.What do I do if I am interested in Lipo for Men? Beleza Medspa offers free consultations that are quick and painless.  You will be given an honest assessment of your needs and an all-inclusive quote for the procedure.  We have one of the lowest liposuction cost in Austin and Texas.  We can work around your busy schedule and get you scheduled as soon as possible.  Dr Broder is former military and an avid runner.  He understands the special needs of active duty soldiers, athletes and busy men! For more information about Liposuction for Men, click here. …

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What is shrink wrap liposuction? There has been a lot of buzz and interest lately in a new procedure called shrink wrap liposuction.   Unfortunately, shrink wrap lipo is just another name for laser liposuction or smartlipo.  A physician in California has just marketed the procedure under a new name.  Although the name is catchy and clever, the procedure offers nothing new over conventional laser liposuction.The good news is that laser liposuction works and is here to stay.  Initially written off by the plastic surgeons as an unnecessary procedure, laser liposuction has progressed to almost be standard of care during liposuction these days.  Smartlipo, the original laser liposuction system has been joined by many competitors like Slim Lipo and Cool Lipo.  The power of the lasers have increased as well the different wavelengths of light used.  There are as many choices for these procedures for the surgeons as well as the patients. What is the advantage of laser liposuction? Laser liposuction is a tool and not a replacement for a skilled surgeon.  It is just another instrument available to the surgeon to improve your results.  What laser liposuction offers is the ability to introduce heat into the fat and skin layer.  The heat is proven to have several critical effects.  Fat cells absorb the heat and literally melt.  So the laser can help remove more fat and enable finer body sculpting results.  The other important effect is skin tightening.  Heat is well known to cause collagen stimulation and collagen contraction. Collagen is the building block of your skin and connective tissue.  So applying heat to your skin and deeper connective tissues leads to skin tightening (shrink wrap effect).Laser liposuction has been compared to traditional liposuction as a better alternative.  However, laser liposuction still involves traditional liposuction.  When a liposuction case begins, there is usually a large fat layer that must be made smaller.  If the layer is very small, the laser can be used first to melt the fat prior to suctioning it away.  In most patients, the layer is too large and the small laser fiber would be inefficient in trying to melt this thick fat.  It is best to suction away most of the fat with traditional as well as assisted liposuction techniques like vaser and power-assisted, prior to using the laser.  Once the fat layer is at the desired thickness, the laser can then be brought in to fine tune and smooth the fat layer, perform body sculpting and induce skin tightening.Laser liposuction does also have several other advantages like decreased bleeding and reduced downtime.  The heat from the laser appears to cauterize some blood vessels and reduce bleeding.  By substituting laser liposuction for the some of the more traumatic traditional lipo techniques, tissue damage and downtime also appear to be reduced.When looking for a laser liposuction surgeon it is crucial to make your decision on their experience and results rather than on their technology.  Repeated studies have shown that the power or the wavelength of the laser have no relation to good results.  Remember, laser liposuction is just another tool and its how the surgeon uses it that will determine your outcome.For more about Smartlipo and Laser Liposuction click here.…

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