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Laser Liposuction

Laser Liposuction

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Laser liposuction is a procedure that is commonly obtained by patients at the Dr. Lanzer Clinic. The procedure is aimed at fat removal, more specifically at the removal of persistent fat deposits. To learn more about this procedure, please read the information provided by the Dr. Lanzer Clinic below.

What Is the Laser Liposuction Procedure?

Dr. Lanzer was one of the first to use laser liposuction therapy in cosmetic surgery. He has performed over ten thousand laser liposuction procedures in men & women. He was initially featured on national television as well, more specifically after helping to put together the first conferences on both tumescent liposuction and cosmetic laser therapy. 

Lasers and related devices work to help soften and prepare the fat before its removal. All devices need to be operated by expert hands, since they can burn the skin if not used appropriately. For laser liposuction, Dr. Lanzer uses the Vaser device. The Vaser device enables him to soften the fat before removal.  

Some practitioners offer laser liposuction or laser lipolysis as a stand-alone procedure; this without the removal of fat from the body. Dr. Lanzer has found that this provides minimal result. Therefore, he believes that fat removal with a microcannula is worthwhile.

There are other non-surgical devices that Dr. Lanzer could use to break down and soften fat. These devices include the VelaShape and the Ultrashape. These devices are comparable to a laser, since they use ultrasound and radio-frequency to break down fat cells selectively.

Dr. Lanzer will suggest laser liposuction or Vaser, mainly if the patient wants to obtain a skin tightening effect from the procedure. Dr. Lanzer also has a special method he likes to use to get the skin to tighten. View the pre- and post-surgery photographs to get an understanding of how much the skin can contact and tighten without cutting surgery.

Where Is Laser Liposuction Performed?

Dr. Lanzer mostly operates in Melbourne in his own fully dedicated Cosmetic Day Surgery Centre. He finds that the costs of laser liposuction and other highly specific devices make it hard to find a suitable operating room. The main advantage now is that all procedures are in house, so there are no bowel surgery operations that introduce unwanted bacteria to a hospital.

Patients fly for laser and Vaser liposuction to Sydney, Perth, Queensland and other states. Usually the stay for patients is limited to one or two days. Dr. Lanzer can consult on the subsequent follow- up and recovery via the internet.

How is the procedure performed?

The laser liposculpture commences with the tumescent liposuction method. The tumescent solution numbs and prepares the fat, and helps to close the blood vessels. Then, the laser is passed through the fatty layers to help dissolve and soften the fat. Following this, the final and 3rd stage is the suction and removal of the damaged and loosened fat cells.

Laser Liposuction

Does Laser Lipo Work?

Laser lipo treatment can be quite effective for patients who are struggling with persistent fats. Most people who choose laser lipo, have tried to lose the fat through diet and exercise. However, most people find that they cannot lose the fat through diet and exercise alone.

Of course, patients must be deemed eligible for this treatment before they can benefit from it. So, before you can take advantage of a laser liposuction procedure, you must make an appointment at the Dr Lanzer Clinic for a medical evaluation. During this evaluation, you can also ask your surgeon any questions you may have about a laser liposuction procedure as well as discuss the results you wish to obtain from the treatment.

How Long Does Laser Lipo Last?

Results obtained through laser lipo could be permanent, but only if the patient maintains a healthy diet and exercise routine. Patients can obtain more information about maintaining a healthy lifestyle at the nutritionist at the Dr. Lanzer Clinic.

Is Laser Lipo Safe?

Thanks to new advancements in the world of cosmetic surgery, cosmetic surgeons can reduce some of the risks associated with laser liposuction. However, there is always some risk involved with laser lipo. Therefore, patients should always read the consent form before they sign it; this form contains all the risks associated with your laser lipo.

Naturally, patients who have any concerns about laser liposuction and the associated risks can always contact the Dr. Lanzer Clinic. Our nursing staff is fully informed about each of our procedures, so they can certainly answer any questions you may have. Patients can also book an appointment with Dr. Lanzer, during which their concerns can be addressed.


Discover Laser Liposuction Advantages!

An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Laser liposuction procedures. In our clinic, we have a more long term nutritional dietitian, Mark Surdit, who advises patients on how to get the best weight loss reduction in conjunction with the liposuction.

If your looking to remove fat from the face, get a free consultation at Melbourne Laser Liposuction clinic with Dr Lanzer.

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Will I Need to Wear a Garment After Laser Liposuction?

Yes. The garment will help contraction and tighten the skin following laser removal and laser treatment of the fat cells.

Can laser liposculpture be performed on large areas of the body?

The laser is most effective for small areas such as the neck or the arms. Once treating large areas, the laser has little to add and would have the extra danger related to the heating of the tissue.

What are the alternatives to laser liposculpture?

There are many other devices that we use that helps soften the fat and are particularly helpful in people with fibrous fat such as men and as one sees on the back and hips. The device that I find very effective is the MicroAire. This is a vibrating cannula that shakes in the fat and loosens up the fat cell bonds. It makes it much easier for the surgeon to remove the fat and the fat flows out in an easier way. It is also very effective in breast reduction through liposuction. The breast contains more fibrous tissue and anything that makes the movement easier is more effective.

Would one use the laser liposuction on breasts?

I do not believe that it is a good idea to use the laser on the breast. Since there is always the risk that one time a person may develop breast cancer, one does not know the effect of heating cells in the breast tissue.

Will laser liposuction help with weight reduction?

No. Generally, liposuction, no matter which form, will not help with weight reduction. Liposuction generally can give a patient a kick-start by making the areas lighter and making the areas less fatty so that patient can exercise more easily. I do find that a lot of patients do feel inspired after liposuction and can diet and exercise better.

 Laser Liposuction Before And After Photos

What are the risks associated with laser liposuction?

The laser heats the fat and therefore, there is a risk of burn. If the laser beam is passed too close to the skin, a burn could occur which may just present as an area of pigmentation. If it is a stronger burn, there would be skin loss which would then require a week to heal and then there may be red scarring or thickening of the skin.

How does the laser liposuction differ from laser used on the face for rejuvenation?

There are many different types of lasers. Some lasers melt tissue such as the laser for liposuction and others vaporise tissue such as laser erbium resurfacing which we use for wrinkles and acne scarring. Lasers can also be used in a cutting mode. This is most commonly done for laser blepharoplasty to get the rejuvenation around the eyes.

What is the factor that is most important in getting the best results with liposculpture?

Ultimately, the actual device that one uses is not the critical point in the result. The most important factors are first to use the tumescent liposuction method which was developed by an American dermatologist and which we brought to Australia in 1992. This improves the safety and prepares the fat.

The second factor which is probably the most important is the skill of the liposuction surgeon. Liposuction is a manual procedure where fat is removed through a back and forth movement of the arm. The surgeon needs to monitor every moment how much fat is being removed. This monitoring is done through visual and tactile sensations and is based on years of understanding the effect of having fat removed from different areas. If too much fat is removed, a patient can end up with a more long-term dent or depression. If not, enough fat is removed, then there will be residual lumps. If the fat is removed too close to the skin in an inappropriate way, there may be lumpiness. Liposuction performed in the safe way is often very effective and very safe and patients can expect to have a good result.

View our before and after photos.

on the Dr Lanzer website, prospective patients can find numerous information pages about laser liposuction; this includes how the procedure is performed and the common benefits associated with it. Patients who would like to learn more about a laser liposuction before their initial appointment at the Dr Lanzer Clinic can refer to these information pages to learn more about it. We also have a page with frequently asked questions, where you might find the question you currently need an answer to. Of course, all information on the website can also be obtained from the clinic during your appointment, or can be requested specifically by the patient in advance. So, if you require more information about laser liposuction, feel free to contact our support team.

How Much Does Laser Liposuction Cost?

The cost of a laser liposuction is variable, since each patient has specific needs. To determine the exact cost of your laser liposuction procedure, it is always advised to contact your cosmetic surgery clinic for a quote. At the Dr. Lanzer Clinic, patients can obtain their quote via email, but also during one of our free no-obligation appointments.


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