Laser in body remodeling

Written by: Dr. Xavier Santos Heredero
Published: | Updated: 14/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

What is body remodeling by laser?

Laser technology helps us improve the results of classic plastic surgery techniques. Specifically in what is body remodeling we benefit from three characteristics of the laser. First of all the ability of the laser to liquefy the fat, with which we can act in fatty accumulations, in fatty deposits in different parts of the body. Second, the calorific effect of the laser, which is to coagulate the small blood vessels, which have less inflammation and less bleeding in the postoperative. And thirdly, from my point of view, the most important effect or characteristic is the ability of the laser to help retract the tissues, mainly the collagen of the skin.. Thanks to the calorific effect of the laser, the collagen is remodeled, new collagen is created that has a greater elastic capacity to retract the skin and adapt to the new contour, having rejuvenation effects in certain parts of the body and anti flaccidity in other parts of the body.

laser body remoulding
The laser has many advantages for body and aesthetic treatments, such as the power to liquefy localized fat 

What is laser-assisted liposuction? What is this treatment for?

As its name suggests, laser-assisted liposuction is a technique that takes advantage of the benefits of laser to obtain better results in liposuction, intervention or very classic technique in cosmetic surgery. Where is it especially indicated? Well in those areas of the body where we can benefit more from the effects of the laser. What are the beneficial aspects of the laser in this aspect? Fundamentally the ability to retract the skin to avoid sagging in those areas where the skin is thin, is not very elastic and we run the risk that with a traditional liposuction, once emptied of fat that area, the skin will fall, wrinkled, is flaccid. It is what we call difficult areas, those areas where the skin is not very elastic. Which are? The jowls, the inner side of the thighs, the arms, the abdomen in certain cases in which there is flaccidity and some skin remains. In those areas, if we only remove the fat it is very possible that the skin is left hanging. With the support of the laser we get that skin retract, adapt to a new contour and greatly minimizes the risk of flaccidity after liposuction.

What is the laser lifting technique?

Laser lifting is a surgical technique that takes advantage of the beneficial effects of laser to rejuvenate the face and neck. In the lifting the excess skin is trimmed, the tissues are stretched, both the skin and the deep tissues, to stretch them and give the face a more youthful appearance. There are some cases in which aging, the sagging of the skin, both the neck and the face is not excessively stressed and we can obtain a retraction of that skin, a retraction both at the level of the jowls, and at the level of the cheeks , a retraction thanks to the calorific effect of the laser on the collagen of the skin. By heating the collagen produces a retraction effect, the formation of new collagen, which stretches the tissues and that makes those tissues adapt to the new contour producing a rejuvenating effect. The great advantage is that in these cases in which it is indicated, it is not indicated in all cases, in extreme cases of great sagging of the skin of the face the only solution is the lifting. The great advantage is that it is a minimally invasive procedure, usually with local anesthesia, practically without incisions, a few incisions under the chin and below the ear where the laser probe is inserted and the tissue is heated to favor its retraction and its stretching. The postoperative period is practically non-existent, there are almost no bruises and the incorporation into normal life activity is approximately 48 hours.

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Dr. Xavier Santos Heredero

By Dr. Xavier Santos Heredero
Plastic surgery

Reference in its sector, Dr. Santos Crown is an expert plastic surgeon in breast surgery, laser surgery, surgery of rejuvenation, body contouring surgery and reconstruction for breast cancer.

He is director of Department at the Faculty of Medicine of the University CEU San Pablo de Madrid, and secretary of the Latin American Journal of Plastic Surgery. He has authored over 70 scientific publications, 150 papers and presentations at conferences and scientific meetings, and author of 22 book chapters. He currently serves as Chief of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic in Torrelodones Montepríncipe and Hospitals, the Hospital de Madrid Group.

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