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Laser assisted liposuction

Yasser Helmy Ali
Background: Many recent studies have evaluated the clinical safety and efficacy of therapeutic lasers in laser lipolysis, but without detailed description of the safe and effective parameters. Purpose: To propose a method for adjusting safe and effective parameters for laser lipolysis. Methods: Detailed calculations of the safe and effective laser parameters for fat melting are proposed in the study. Amount of energy delivered in joules was calculated based on data from Havenith research...
October 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Eran Shavit, Uwe Wollina, Afsaneh Alavi
Lipoedema is a rare painful disorder of the adipose tissue. It essentially affects females and is often misdiagnosed as lymphoedema or obesity. It is globally misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed, and the literature is lacking appropriate guidance to assist clinicians towards this diagnosis. However, the need to recognise this disorder as a unique entity has important implications to establish proper treatment and, therefore, its tremendous effect on patients. Early diagnosis and treatment can turn these patients' lives upside down...
December 2018: International Wound Journal
Bo Chen, Xiaojun Wang, Xiao Long, Mingzi Zhang, Jiuzuo Huang, Nanze Yu, Jing Xu
BACKGROUND: The authors aimed to analyze factors related to lipotransfer for localized scleroderma, and to explore the feasibility of cell-assisted lipotransfer for localized scleroderma treatment. METHODS: Abdominal fat samples were taken from six scleroderma patients without corticosteroid therapy, five scleroderma patients with corticosteroid therapy, and 10 normal liposuction patients. Their quantity, morphology, and proliferation ability were measured. Blood flow was measured by laser speckle contrast imaging in localized scleroderma lesions and normal contralateral regions for eight localized scleroderma patients...
June 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Wangzhong Sheng, William J Seare, Barry DiBernardo, Ali H Alhasan, Esther Cory, Paul Chasan, Robert L Sah, Khalid M Almutairi, Adah Almutairi
Background: Liposuction is one of the most performed cosmetic surgery procedures. In a previously reported study, gold-nanoparticle (GNP) laser-assisted liposuction (NanoLipo) was shown to improve procedure parameters and outcomes in a porcine model. Objectives: An ex vivo human liposuction model was developed to assess the ease, efficacy, and outcomes of NanoLipo, and to further explore its mechanism of action in facilitating liposuction. Methods: NanoLipo was compared to a control without GNPs in sets of fresh, nonperfused, anatomically symmetric, matched tissue specimens from 12 patients...
October 15, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Patrick S Collins, Kurtis E Moyer
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study is to examine the existing peer reviewed literature comparing modern adjunctive techniques in liposuction including laser-assisted liposuction (LAL) and ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) to standard suction-assisted liposuction (SAL). We intend to interpret these findings into a literature-based clinical application to influence practice patterns. METHODS: A literature review was conducted using a keyword search in PubMed. Keyword search items included liposuction, lipoplasty, suction assisted liposuction, ultrasound assisted liposuction, laser assisted liposuction, tumescent, liposuction comparison, liposuction review, and combinations therein...
June 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Danilo Pereira-Netto, Juan Carlos Montano-Pedroso, Ana Laura E Silva Aidar, Wagner Luis Marson, Lydia Masako Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: Liposuction is the most performed surgical procedure in Brazil and the second in the world. In recent years, new technologies have been developed in an attempt to improve liposuction, such as laser. The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of laser-assisted liposuction (LAL) compared to traditional liposuction through a systematic review of the literature. METHOD: The search strategy used was the combination of the descriptors [lasers (MeSH Terms)] and (lipectomy [MeSH Terms]) in the PubMed database...
April 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Christopher T Chia, Mark G Albert, Sharon Del Vecchio, Spero J Theodorou
BACKGROUND: Liposuction remains one of the most popular aesthetic surgery procedures performed today, and it has undergone continuous refinements over the past four decades. Advancements in anesthesia, improvements in instrumentation, better understanding of fluid dynamics and the addition of energy to liposuction have led to better outcomes with improved safety and efficacy. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to review 1000 consecutive laser-assisted liposuction (LAL) cases utilizing the 1440 nm wavelength...
February 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
W Walsh Thomas, Jason D Bloom
There have been many recent and significant innovations to the cosmetic physician's repertoire for addressing excess submental fat and improving patients' neck contour. These new techniques include submental cryolipolysis, injectable chemical lipolysis, percutaneous radiofrequency, laser techniques, and liposuction with or without laser or power assistance. These modalities range from completely non-invasive to surgical procedures. Each technique has its own unique advantages, and limitations and as such, aesthetic practitioners should be familiar with the various indications to use each technique...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Farhan Taghizadeh, Carol Reiley, Catherine Mohr, Malcolm Paul
UNLABELLED: We are evaluating the technical feasibility of robotic-assisted laparoscopic vertical-intermediate platysmaplasty in conjunction with an open rhytidectomy. In a cadaveric study, the da Vinci Surgical System was used to access certain angles in the lower neck that are difficult for traditional short incision, short flap procedures. Ergonomics, approach, and technical challenges were noted. To date, there are no published reports of robotic-assisted neck lifts, motivating us to assess its potential in this field of plastic surgery...
March 2014: Journal of Robotic Surgery
Anna Bajek, Natalia Gurtowska, Joanna Olkowska, Małgorzata Maj, Łukasz Kaźmierski, Magdalena Bodnar, Andrzej Marszałek, Robert Dębski, Tomasz Drewa
The objective of this study was to evaluate complex biological properties of human stem cells isolated from adipose tissue (ASCs) harvested utilizing different methods: surgical resection (R), power-assisted liposuction (PAL), and laser-assisted liposuction (LAL). ASCs were isolated from healthy donors, due to surgical resection, power-, and laser-assisted liposuction. Isolated cells were characterized by their clonogenicity, proliferation rate, doubling time, multilineage differentiation, and senescence potential...
May 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Kemalettin Yildiz, Pakize Neslihan Taşli, Fikrettin Şahin, Ethem Güneren
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the viability and proliferative capacity of adipose-derived stem cells obtained by laser-assisted liposuction (LAL). METHODS: Fat tissue was obtained from 7 male patients treated surgically for gynecomastia. On one side, harvesting was made before LAL, while it was implemented after LAL on the contralateral side. Viability, cell surface antigens, pluripotency, and apoptosis were assessed and compared in these samples...
May 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Cristiano Boneti, Chidinma P Anakwenze, Jorge de la Torre, Tony L Weaver, Sherry S Collawn
Skin tightening and improved facial contouring can be achieved through a variety of modalities including traditional facelifts, autologous fat injections, laser resurfacing, laser liposuction fibers, and includes the popular use of botox and synthetic fillers. Facial fat grafting has been helpful in treating the volume deficient aging face and can easily be injected following subcutaneous laser therapy. We will demonstrate in this clinical study that lasers and fat grafting can be used safely in combination with facelifts to improve skin contouring and tightness compared with single therapy...
June 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Stefano Gentileschi, Maria Servillo, Marco D'Ettorre, Marzia Salgarello
UNLABELLED: Body contouring by means of minimally invasive procedures is a growing trend. Current approaches to body contouring often involve a combination of surgical techniques (eg, laser-assisted liposuction) and a series of noninvasive device-based treatments aimed at accelerating recovery and improving aesthetic outcomes. In this case study, we describe a 38-year-old woman who presented with an abdominal-wall mass that resembled a tumor when assessed with magnetic resonance imaging...
April 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Williams E Bukret, Graciela Fernandez Alonso
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2015: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Kwang Ho Yoo, Jung Min Bae, Chae Young Won, Yu Seok Chung, Boncheol Goo, Yong Kwan Rho, Gyong Moon Kim, Jongwon Lee, Byeong Heon Ahn, Beom Joon Kim
BACKGROUND: Laser-assisted liposuction (LAL) is currently widely used to reduce localized fat. A novel Nd:YAG laser that uses a wavelength of 1,444 nm, which is better absorbed by fat, has recently been introduced. In this study, we investigated the efficacy of 1,444-nm Nd:YAG LAL for the treatment of gynecomastia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirteen Korean male patients (20-28 years, mean age 23 years) diagnosed with gynecomastia were enrolled in this study. All patients were treated by LAL with 1,444-nm Nd:YAG laser (100 µs pulse width, 40 Hz frequency, 300 mJ pulse energy and 12 W power with continuous emission) after tumescent anesthetic infiltration and were then evaluated...
2015: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
Jin-yong Shin, Hak Chang
A 34-year-old-female patient visited our emergency room for symptoms of disturbance of urination and shortness of breath. She was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis with acute kidney injury after laser-assisted liposuction and required hemodialysis. Although laser-assisted liposuction is a well-used procedure, it can cause local complications, such as burns and skin irregularities, as well as systemic complications, such as infection, fever, and emboli. However, laser-assisted, liposuction-induced rhabdomyolysis has not been reported...
August 2015: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Neda Valizadeh, Niloofar Y Jalaly, Manijeh Zarghampour, Behrooz Barikbin, Hamid Reza Haghighatkhah
BACKGROUND: Submental fat accumulation and skin laxity is a frequent concern of cosmetic patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this randomized prospective controlled clinical trial was to compare the efficacy and safety of laser-assisted lipolysis and liposuction in the submental rejuvenation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-six female adults were enrolled in this clinical trial and were categorized into two groups: group 1 underwent 980-nm diode laser with the power of 6-8 W and group 2 underwent traditional liposuction...
2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Fabio Nicoli, Joannis Constantinides, Pedro Ciudad, Stamatis Sapountzis, Kidakorn Kiranantawat, Davide Lazzeri, Seong Yoon Lim, Marzia Nicoli, Pei-Yu Chen, Matthew Sze-Wei Yeo, Ram M Chilgar, Hung-Chi Chen
Upper limb lymphedema following breast cancer surgery is a challenging problem for the surgeon. Lymphatico-venous or lymphatico-lymphatic anastomoses have been used to restore the continuity of the lymphatic system, offering a degree of improvement. Long-term review indicates that lumen obliteration and occlusion at the anastomosis level commonly occurs with time as a result of elevated venous pressure. Lymph node flap transfer is another microsurgical procedure designed to restore lymphatic system physiology but does not provide a complete volume reduction, particularly in the presence of hypertrophied adipose tissue and fibrosis, common in moderate and advanced lymphedema...
May 2015: Lasers in Medical Science
Hicham Benabdelkamel, Afshan Masood, Ghaith M Almidani, Abdulmajeed A Alsadhan, Abdulelah F Bassas, Mark W Duncan, Assim A Alfadda
Overweight (OW) and obese individuals are considered to be graded parts of the scale having increasing weight as a common feature. They may not, however, be part of the same continuum and may differ metabolically. In this study we applied an untargeted proteomic approach to compare protein abundances in mature adipocytes derived from the subcutaneous adipose tissue of overweight and morbidly obese female subjects to those of lean age matched controls. Mature adipocytes were isolated from liposuction samples of abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue collected from both lean (L; n = 7, 23...
February 5, 2015: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
Jean-Phillip Okhovat, Afsaneh Alavi
Lipedema is a disorder of adipose tissue that primarily affects females and is often misdiagnosed as obesity or lymphedema. Relatively few studies have defined the precise pathogenesis, epidemiology, and management strategies for this disorder, yet the need to successfully identify this disorder as a unique entity has important implications for proper treatment. In this review, we sought to review and identify information in the existing literature with respect to the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, and management strategies for lipedema...
September 2015: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
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