"Liposuction Performed with Laser Device Proves Safe and Effective"
Liposuction Performed with Laser Device Proves Safe and Effective In its September 2012 issue, the Cosmetic Surgery Times features an article entitled “Enlightening Combo – Liposuction with Laser Assistance and Local Anesthesia Proves Safe and Effective” that highlights the review of 1,000 laser-assisted liposuction cases performed by Dr. Christopher Chia and Dr. Spero Theodorou, leading plastic surgeons at bodySCULPT®, a reputable plastic surgery center in Manhattan, New York City. The review published in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reinforces that laser-assisted liposuction with local anesthesia is a viable alternative to traditional liposuction performed under general anesthesia and can provide reproducible results with minimal side-effects. The study reveals facts about 1500 cases performed over a 30 month period in the plastic surgeons’ AAAASF accredited practice. It details the use of three generations of Smartlipo systems namely Smartlipo (1,064 wavelength), Smartlipo MPX (1,064/1,320 dual wavelength), and Smartlipo Triplex (1,064/1,320/1,440 triple wavelength laser). The most commonly treated areas were the abdomen and flanks. 99% of patients resumed normal daily activities by day two post-op. Additionally, complications (none major) were less than 1%, and touch-up rates only about 7%. Dr. Christopher Chia says, “the safety results in our series suggest no increased risks associated with the longer operative time, and while there are also added costs for using the laser that amount to about $200 taking into account disposables and per case cost of laser ownership, there is reduced need for physiologic monitoring and operating room personnel when liposuction is performed in an awake patient with local anesthesia. Other than the surgeon and the patient, the only other person in the operating room is one medical assistant”. Dr Chia adds, “Practitioners should be aware of the potential for heat build up and thermal injury when using the laser with overlapping approaches in areas with thin overlying skin, and adjust the power setting in order to avoid burns”. About bodySCULPT® bodySCULPT® is one of the select plastic surgery practices in Manhattan, New York City, providing their patients with added privacy, safety and convenience. bodySCULPT® stays at the forefront in the body-conscious fashion industry, offering the most advanced and successful forms of plastic surgery combining traditional surgical methods with the latest in all available technologies. bodySCULPT® is one of the first practices to integrate real virtual consultation for the convenience of patients. To schedule a consultation or to discuss your body contouring goals with the plastic surgeons here, call 1-800-282-SCULPT (728578). More information is available at http://www.bodysculpt.com. Location and Contact Details: 128 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 1-800-282-SCULPT(728578) E-mail: email@example.com