Before You Fall For the Laser Be Realistic About What You Bring to the TablePosted on June 5, 2017
Liposuction continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States. There’ve been many different methods of liposuction marketed to consumers over the past decade. Laser-assisted liposuction has increased consumers interest mostly because it claims little to no downtime. Laser liposuction liquefies fat before suctioning. During the liquefaction it is claimed that the laser exposure helps the skin produce collagen and elastins which in turn allow the skin to look tighter and smoother after the procedure. The Mayo Clinic supports the fact that laser assisted liposuction is less invasive than traditional liposuction especially for patients with cellulite. Consumers must be aware that using laser to remove fat from the body is not risk free. The temperature of the laser is critical and must be monitored constantly by an expert. If the laser is too hot it can burn the skin. The condition of the patients skin is critical to the results that can be expected. Skin is that has aged and has moderate to severe laxity will not have results that stimulate elastin or collagen which is the reason laser-assisted liposuction is touted as a better option. Laser-assisted liposuction typically is a greater investment than traditional liposuction. It is critical that patients do their research prior to choosing laser-assisted liposuction as an option. Dr. Kim explains to patients in the initial consultation the differences between the different methods of liposuction. He explains that the large majority of liposuction results are heavily dependent upon the plastic surgeon performing the procedure. As a skilled and talented artist as well as a plastic surgeon, Dr. Kim is able to combine skill and talent to achieve exceptional results. The method of liposuction has little to do with the results Dr. Kim is able to achieve. Dr. Kim stresses to all patients that they must first be a good candidate for liposuction. Patients should be at or near their ideal body weight and should not have a significant amount of loose and lax skin. Patient should be realistic concerning their expectations for liposuction results. Dr. Kim reminds patients that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. The purpose of the procedure is to improve body contour. Patient who are considering liposuction are encouraged to contact Dr. Kim to schedule a consultation.