What is it?
Laser lipolysis is a method commonly used and accepted for eliminating unwanted fat tissue. Since approval of the method by the Food and Drug Administration of the United States of America (FDA) in October 2006, studies have continued to verify early clinical observations regarding the reduction of fat, shortening of recovery periods and improving skin tightening. It has been discovered during the last five years that laser lipolysis liquefies fatty tissues, coagulates small veins, forms collagenase (an enzyme found in some bacteria and specifically disintegrating collagen) which encourages reshaping and tightening of the tissues.
Despite these findings, some clinicians have been unwilling to accept laser lipolysis due to long procedure periods, increasing risk of adverse reactions and lack of evidence supporting its superiority to traditional liposuction. On the other hand, surgeons already familiar with laser technology are accepting laser lipolysis more enthusiastically as a supporting means to help meet the increasing demand for body shaping and skin tightening methods with minimal surgical procedures.