Using Lasers For Liposuction
Looking to enhance your self-image by losing those trouble-spots of excess fat? Consider visiting Dr. Benedetto of the Dermatologic Surgicenter in Philadelphia, PA. As a board-certified cosmetic dermatological surgeon, Dr. Benedetto specializes in a wide variety of body-sculpting treatments using laser liposuction at his Philadelphia, PA medical practice.
“If our patients are looking to lose weight and cannot remove any of those localized sections of fat with exercise, we can successfully remove this fat from patients in Philadelphia, PA with laser liposuction,” says Benedetto. “We do body sculpting, we do facial sculpting…we do it all.”
Laser liposuction is a combination of the traditional liposuction, and a touch-up with a laser to remove the last remaining zones of resistant, concentrated fat. First, Dr. Benedetto will attempt to remove excess fat through suctioning alone. Often times, however, there is resistance due to scar tissue or adhesions. The laser liposuction in Philadelphia, PA compensates for this by using a laser to heat up and melt the excess fat, helping to eliminate some of the more resistant areas that are difficult to remove with plain liposuction.
For example, areas like the flanks in women or men’s pectoral region are common trouble spots for people trying to lose excess weight. These areas are traditionally characteristic of very fibrous tissue mixed in with the fat that makes it very difficult to for the fat to be extracted. “The laser is able to break all that up,” explains Benedetto. “It makes it easier to suction out the fat by breaking up the fat from the fibrous tissue.”
But even if you started the procedure by melting the fat, you still have to remove it in some way, says Benedetto. This is where the regular liposuction comes in. So basically, laser liposuction is both a combination of sucking out the fat and melting the fat.
“Lasers just produce heat, no matter where you’re treating on the body, or what you’re treating on the body,” explains Benedetto. The light from the laser gets converted into heat. The laser will either melt fat, melt the surface of the skin, melt blood vessels, or burn brown spots on the surface of the skin. So, when you’re getting laser liposuction in Philadelphia, PA at your local Dermatologic Surgicenter, it’s adjusted so it just melts away the excess fat. But the body cannot tolerate storing liquid fat, and therefore needs to have it removed quickly and efficiently. Therefore, Dr. Benedetto uses the joint technique of laser liposuction and liposuction to solve the problem.
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