The laser shoots out the end of the liposuction cannula. A typical cannula is a hollow metal tube that is 2 or 3 mm in diameter. The laser serves to help break down the fat and more importantly to heat up the tissue, including the skin, to produce better skin retraction and tightening.
The technology has been around for a few years so the jury is still out on its advantages vs traditional liposuction.
Lee Corbett, MD
All posts on this blog are presented by Louisville, KY liposuction physician, Dr. Lee Corbett