Laser Assisted Liposuction
Microcannula liposuction with tumescent anesthesia is our standard at the Vein & Esthetic Center, however there are some instances where the addition of the Cool Touch laser (Cool Lipo) is advantageous. The addition of the laser can be helpful in particularly fibrous areas (waist, back rolls, male breasts) to help break up fat.
The most significant advantage the laser allows however is in small area skin tightening, particularly the chin, jowls, neck, and arms. By heating beneath the skin we have seen some significant tightening of the skin in these areas. Cool Lipo is usually used in conjunction with standard liposuction.
Why Cool Lipo
When we decided to add laser technology to our liposuction we researched all of the options extensively and it seemed to boil down to wavelength. The Cool Touch laser has a wavelength of 1320 which targets water and fat. The other lasers tend more to target blood vessels. I don't want to dissolve/heat blood vessels, I want to dissolve/heat fat.