Laser lipolysis– Explanations : Doctor POIGNONEC plastic surgeon in Paris
Normal skin - Skin with cellulite
What is laser lipolysis?
Laser lipolysis is an advanced technique for remodelling the body. It involves burning fat cells before aspirating them with a small cannula. The laser light which causes a heating of the dermis allows a better retraction of the skin in postoperative.
Indications to be taken before the operation
Before the operation in the clinic in Paris, it is imperative to avoid vaporization by electronic cigarette, if the liquids contain nicotine which is vasoconstrictor even if there is no tar, to stop smoking at least two months before the operation. In addition to all its other negative health effects, smoking also affects the healing process.
Laser lipolysis operation sequence
This technique is performed under local or general anaesthesia on an outpatient basis.
It is one of the most advanced techniques of liposuction, and relatively minimally invasive, the laser beam being designed to destroy fat cells without damaging surrounding tissues and stimulate the production of collagen in the dermis, this helps revitalize, soften and unify the epidermis.
In the new laser lipolysis technique, the laser beam is of low intensity, to destroy only fat cells without damaging other tissues. It stimulates the formation of collagen in the dermis, then treats the surface of the skin, which helps to restore radiance, firmness, radiance and tone.
One of the great advances in cosmetic surgery, with regard to body remodeling, is certainly laser liposuction or laser lipolysis. This procedure, being very minimally invasive, allows working on a larger surface with minimal risk, post-operative trauma is minor, and allows patients to recover in a short time as well.
Lipolaser : Results
It can take weeks or months before you notice changes on your skin, because it takes time for the body to produce new collagen. The new collagen gives the skin a better appearance. The results are obtained after several months, at least from 3 to 6 months.
Lipolysis laser before and after 6 months treatments without surgery
Lipolysis laser before and after 2 years of treatment without surgery
In summary :
- Minimally invasive procedure.
- Under local anesthesia and sedation.
- Thanks to one or more microincisions of 1-2 mm, undesirable fat cells are permanently destroyed, stimulating collagen fibres and coagulating vessels reducing the risk of hematoma.
- Fewer scars and bruises.
- Rapid post-operative recovery and minimal pain.
Finally, it is an interesting technique to correct asymmetries or imperfections in classic liposuction.
Lipo aspiration, lipo sculpture, laser lipolysis under epidural
What is epidural anesthesia?
It is a local-regional anaesthesia performed by the anaesthetist.
The anesthesiologist introduces a small tube called a catheter into the space between the spinal cord and the nerve roots (epidural space) in your spine. Through this catheter, the anaesthetist injects an anaesthetic throughout the operation which will block any painful sensation for the duration of the operation. It’s the same anesthesia as for childbirth.
What are the benefits of epidural anesthesia?
The advantages are numerous :
- For people who are afraid of general anaesthesia, thanks to epidural anaesthesia, you remain completely awake for the duration of the operation.
- If you are anxious, you can still have a mild sedation at the same time.
- There is interaction with the surgeon who may request your participation in some cases by contracting the thighs or buttocks. This can help to have a better result.
- The analgesic effect lasts several hours after the operation. As a result, the use of analgesics in post-operative care is reduced.
- There is no awakening with nausea as you are not asleep.
What areas can be aspirated under epidural anesthesia?
All areas under the abdomen can be operated without problem, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, calves, ankles.
On the level of the abdomen, if one needs to intervene above the umbilicus, an additional local anaesthesia of this zone could be carried out by the surgeon.
What happens after the procedure?
At the end of the procedure, the catheter is removed.
The passage in the post-interventional surveillance room (recovery room) is compulsory to control the parameters, the tension, you warm up, as after any surgical intervention.
The legs remain asleep for about 2 hours.
Urine retention may occur as long as the anesthesia is not completely gone.
Gradually the motor skills come back then the sensitivity.
You can go home the same day, accompanied as soon as your legs are fully awake and you have got up and urinated.
Are there any side effects to the epidural?
Headaches and small voltage drops may occur very rarely during the procedure. But the anesthesiologist is there to remedy this very quickly.
What are the contraindications to epidurals?
- Coagulation disorders are an absolute contraindication to this anaesthesia to avoid any risk of hematoma.
- All illnesses that cause voltage drops
- Any infection at the puncture site (button)
- Abnormalities, abnormalities or trauma to the spine.
Can I be paralyzed?
No, the spinal cord stops at L2, and the injection is made between L2 and L5.
The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of this new technique, but does not replace consultation with the specialist.