AccuSculpt: An Innovative Body Contouring Procedure
posted on 2/20/2012
Laser assisted lipolysis (LAL) has become one of the leading liposuction and body contouring procedures on the market, an innovative procedure that uses lasers to vaporize the fatty tissues before extraction. This process allows the surgeon to remove both large and small fatty deposits easily and efficiently, because the laser emulsifies the fat before it is removed from the body. The results is minimal bruising, and little to no trauma to the surrounding tissues.
The AccuSculpt body contouring procedure is one of the first FDA-approved laser-assisted lipolysis procedures available; it received FDA clearance in February 2009. It is the only pulsed Nd:YAG laser used for deep tissue heating, and the makers of this device claim that it is the ‘most powerful’ tool for laser assisted lipolysis.
How Accupsculpt Works
AccuSculpt is designed to not only emulsify the fat and provide for a more efficient liposuction procedure, but also helps to improve the overall look and feel of the skin after surgery. Many liposuction procedures leave the skin looking loose and lax, and patients must then undergo skin tightening treatments to achieve a more contoured appearance.
Plastic surgeons have been using all types of techniques to reduce the risk of skin laxity after surgery, but only a few experienced surgeons have been able to create a complete body contouring system where they can remove body fat and manipulate skin tissues for enhanced results.
Key Benefits of AccuSculpt
With the AccuSculpt system, the surgeon can complete the entire fat removal and body reshaping procedure in one session. The heat from the laser helps to heat up the dermis enough to cause it to contract; after a few weeks, the skin and tissues become stronger and more resilient, resulting in a tightened, toned appearance.
Other benefits of the AccuSculpt system include:
Very little downtime – AccuSculpt causes less tissue damage and requires few incisions, which means patients can resume regular physical activities within a few weeks
Targeted and precise process – plastic surgeons have a significant amount of control over the movement and heat delivery of the laser; this allows them to conduct the procedure with more accuracy
Can be used on the face or body – the AccuSculpt has been deemed safe enough to be used on delicate areas of the face including around the chin and neck area. This offers more options for people looking for effective facial liposuction procedures.
Permanent results – laser assisted lipolysis allows for the complete breakdown and removal of fat cells. As with any other liposuction procedure, patients still need to maintain a healthy lifestyle to avoid weight gain in other areas of the body.
Are You a Good Candidate for the AccuSculpt Procedure?
Individuals who want to get rid of only a few pounds of excess body fat may be good candidates for the AccuSculpt procedure. The procedure is not designed for weight loss, but works instead to remove stubborn fatty deposits from problem areas such as the buttocks, waist, hips and thighs. Consult with a cosmetic surgeon in your area to learn more about the Accusculpt procedure, and find out if you are a good candidate for this innovative laser lipolysis procedure.