Created on 25th September 2008
Olivia Young investigates a revolutionary fat removal device that has just hit the market
There has been a breakthrough in the laser market with the launch of a revolutionary fat removal device called Advanced Laser Lipolysis guaranteed to remove fat and cellulite.
Unlike Standard Laser Lipolysis and Liposuction there is much less bruising and swelling (because of the wavelength of the laser), but also the laser has more power and can therefore break down bigger areas. By combining the power of the machine with the development of special techniques, the Nottingham Laser Clinic have found they can get consistently good results.
Since the breakdown of the fat is much quicker with Advanced Laser Lipolysis it means the fat can be removed very easily by gentle suction - again causing much less bruising. This has the added benefit of making it possible to check that the patient's contour is spot on before the treatment is stopped.
Recovery time is quick, varying from a few hours to a few days. Pressure garments are worn for a week or less as opposed to the six to twelve weeks for traditional liposuction.
Dr Maini, MRCGP, creator of Advanced Laser Lipolysis at the Nottingham Laser Clinic explains, "Laserlipolysis in its conventional form does not work very well in most patients whereas Advanced Laser Lipolysis gives the patient a result immediately. The patient walks out with their new profile. Most patients will only require one Advanced Laser Lipolysis session; however the number of sessions also depends on the number of areas on the body you would like fat removing from. Advanced Laser Lipolysis is well suited to small areas and is minimally invasive."
The machine is powered by a Diode laser that ruptures the fat cells under the skin and causes the fat to become liquid. The liquid then drains harmlessly away via the lymphatic system, leaving the skin around it tight. Fat can also be removed from almost any part of the body and the results are visible immediately.
What makes the results consistently impressive are the techniques that the Nottingham Laser Clinic have developed in using the machine.
Pure Laser Lipolysis (PLL)
This is essentially Advanced Laser Lipolysis however they have added to and developed the protocols to give better results than can be achieved by Advanced Laser Lipolysis alone. This technique is very helpful for volumes of fat from 1-300mls.
This has very good results when used for small double chins, cellulite or diabetic lipoatrophy.
Advanced Lipo with
This is a technique that gives far quicker results than Pure Laser Lipolysis. The laser is used to treat the fatty area but then after that aspiration is used at specially defined pressure levels in order to cause minimal trauma.
This technique is used for small to moderate areas of 3-500mls and is combined with additional procedures to virtually eradicate bruising and vastly improve skin tightening. The recovery time is also far quicker than that for Pure Laser Lipolysis.
This technique is very successful for small soft bellies, larger chins, inner thighs and small outer thighs.
This is a much more practical and quicker technique that can be used on the vast majority of patients that have reasonable retractile skin. It also works vastly better on very fibrous areas such as posterior thoracic folds, ankles, firm upper bellies and male pseudogynaecomastia (which is enlargement of the male breast by an excess of adipose tissue without any increase in breast tissue).
The end point is at an earlier level and the aspiration technique is adjusted to compensate.
Advanced Laser Lipolysis combines the best of the techniques and concepts from liposuction and laser lipolysis with the exceptional characteristics of the laser to produce a method that works very well. The aim is to improve the profile of the patient in the shortest possible time and remove the fat with the least possible discomfort and blood loss. CSMUK
Time Taken: Between 30 minutes and 1 hour
Anaesthetic type: Local
Hospital stay: None
Available from: Nottingham Laser Clinic - www.nottinghamlaser.com