Laser lipolysis is a method used in the treatment of regional fat deposition. In the process of losing weight, it is seen that sometimes the trimming of fat in some regions is quite resistant. These areas may not trim despite sports and diet. In such cases, regional slimming methods come to the fore in order to dissolve localized lubrication that causes disproportionate appearance and distorts the body image, rather than losing weight.

Thus, many methods have been developed today, using energy types such as mesotherapy and external heat energy, such as radiofrequency and focused ultrasound, which reduce regional fat deposition. In these methods, the energy is tried to be given to the target tissue from the skin surface, however, the energy level does not always reach a sufficient level in the target tissue since it is tried to reach the subcutaneous tissue without heating the skin surface. Thus, the methods that effectively deliver heat energy to the fat layer, including laser, are successful.

In laser lipolysis, since the heat reaches the target tissue with the help of a cannula, heating the target tissue becomes easier. The molecule of the laser beam that is called as target chromophore and that releases the heat effect is water. The laser beam absorbed by the water creates a heat effect inside the tissue. In this way, the fat cell membrane is broken down and the trimmed free fatty acids are lost either by aspiration or by joining free circulation.

Laser not only trims the adipose tissue, but also breaks down the connective tissue and collagen that has lost its elasticity by increasing the formation of young connective tissue and collagen. Thus, it also provides a tightening effect in the tissue and reduces sagging to some extent. It can be preferred in cases where it is not only due to adipose tissue but also accompanied by skin sagging.

Laser lipolysis, which is a current treatment in body shaping applications, is effectively used in the treatment of regional fat and skin looseness. Laser lipolysis can be applied against fat deposition in the hips, abdomen, waist, face, arms, inner legs, and maxillary region.

Laser lipolysis applied in the armpits is a very effective body shaping method for regional fat deposition by tightening the loosened skin and eliminating sweating.

It is a procedure that usually does not require general anesthesia. It can be applied in the clinic with local anesthesia. With a 1-2 mm incision, a cannula is inserted subcutaneously by allowing progression for the laser light. There is scarcely any traces (1-2 mm).

It is important to carry out the care recommended by your doctor after laser lipolysis. However, it is a comfortable application as it provides the opportunity to recover and return to social life in a short time.

There may be bleeding and bruising after the procedure. It is important for those who have a tendency to bleeding, who have a blood disease, and who use blood thinners, to inform their doctor about the precautions to be taken.

Using a bandage for 3-7 days after the procedure is necessary to prevent sagging, accelerate tissue recovery and accelerate the contribution of fatty acids into free circulation.

Before Laser Lipolysis

It is important to evaluate the patient’s suitability for the treatment. The amount of adipose tissue volume will determine the nature of the procedure and the number of sessions. A second session may be recommended for those with high adipose tissue volume. Laser Lipolysis applications are generally applied in a single session. However, the number of sessions can be increased according to the volume of the fatty tissues and the excess skin looseness. It is possible to repeat this application with an interval of 3 months.

It is important to know the medical history and previous illnesses and operations and chronic diseases of the patient.

How is Laser Lipolysis Applied?

At first, the areas with regional fat deposition are marked and regional anesthesia is applied to the area to be treated so that the patient is not affected by the heat energy produced by the laser beams. At the end of a waiting period of approximately 10-15 minutes, the area to be treated is thoroughly cleaned and an incision of 1-2 mm is opened. The cannula with a diameter of 1 mm passing through the fiber that will emit the laser pulses through this incision is inserted under the skin. With the help of this cannula, a laser pulse is shoot in the area with fat deposition and the fat cells are fragmented.

After Laser Lipolysis

After the application is conducted, the patient can return to work and daily life immediately. Adipose cells removed after the procedure do not emerge again. However, if the patient consumes more calories than necessary, it may cause an increase in volume in the remaining adipose cells. In such a case, it is necessary to apply the process again. Thus, after laser lipolysis, patients should do sports and pay attention to their food intake.

Laser lipolysis is a less invasive and effective method. It is sufficient to use a corset for 5 days after the laser lipolysis application. If laser lipolysis is applied to the same area, the second session is as mild as the first session. Only in this application, a short-term mild edema can be seen. During this period, patients will have an even more positive effect as a result of a soft massage application that both reduces edema and provides lymphatic drainage.

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