The Bougainvillea Clinique is very excited to announce the introduction of Laser Assisted Liposculpture, the first plastic surgery clinic in Central Florida to do so. This remarkable new liposuction technique was discovered quite by accident by Dr. Rodrigo Neira from Cali, Columbia.
Having observed a presentation of Dr. Neira's technique, Dr. Hartog at The Bougainvillea Clinique immediately recognized the potential benefits for his patients, These benefits include less bleeding and bruising, less postoperative discomfort, and it would appear, smoother enhanced skin retraction. Dr. Hartog now routinely uses this procedure in addition to the usual tumescent and superwet liposuction techniques and has been extremely impressed with the improved smoothness of his results, enhanced skin retraction, and obviously less bleeding, bruising and discomfort.
The technique uses a low power laser that is already FDA approved for treating pain in the United States, and has been used to help with wound healing as well. Dr. Neira in Columbia discovered this technique after he had purchased one of these lasers to help treat his liposuction patients and decrease their pain and swelling after the procedure. Quite by accident he noticed that after treating a liposuction patient with this low level laser, liquid fat leaked from their liposuction incisions. He subsequently demonstrated that by treating a given area with this laser for 12 minutes prior to performing liposuction, the fat was almost miraculously released from the cells, resulting in easy, almost bloodless removal of this liquefied fat during liposuction.
More than two years later, and having now performed over 1000 procedures with this technique, Dr. Neira has demonstrated this technique to be safe, with many advantages over previous liposuction techniques. His results demonstrate remarkable skin retraction, even with large volume liposuction.
Using electron microscope studies he has also demonstrated how this low level laser treatment releases fat from the fat cells without causing any damage to the cells themselves or to other structures. Unlike ultrasonic liposuction, no heat is generated by this procedure, so that there is no risk of burns or other damage to tissues. Amazingly, the fat cells themselves are not even destroyed when the fat is released, and after they are removed by the liposuction, they can actually be used for fat grafting and will survive and re-accumulate fat.
At the Bougainvillea Clinique we are also using this technique to help speed up the recovery of all surgical patients, by treating the areas with this same laser after surgery, as it was originally designed to do. Additionally, we are using this technique together with Endermologie™ to help improve the appearance of cellulite and enhance skin tone.
For more information, read about Liposuction and SmartLipo™.
For more information on low-level laser assisted liposculpture, please e-mail us or call 407-678-3116.