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The Skinny on Cold Laser Liposuction

December 11, 2014

For years now, everywhere you turn, people are talking about the benefits of liposuction. On TV shows, on the radio and in magazines, people are talking about how much liposuction has changed their lives. Liposuction has always been viewed as the saving grace that is a quick fix to reduce any unwanted fat you may have and it has continued to rise in popularity over the years.

A similar procedure that has more recently been on the rise is that of cold laser liposuction. Even though many people peg it as the new “trendy” form of weight loss, research has proven that a cold laser liposuction procedure is extremely effective as well.

As an alternative to the traditional liposuction procedure, the cold laser has come in and made this popular weight loss treatment that much easier and hassle-free.

Since cold laser is a relatively young method of liposuction, many people still have questions about this particular form of weight loss. People want to know what the differences are between traditional liposuction and cold laser liposuction, what are the risks and benefits, what the science behind the cold laser is and why patients and physicians prefer the cold laser. When it comes down to it, people want to know why they should go out on a limb with this newer form of weight loss, rather than sticking with traditional liposuction.

In these video segments, Dr. Budnick will walk you through the history and the science behind cold laser liposuction in addition to his personal preference of the cold laser over the traditional method of liposuction. By the end of this article, you will no longer believe in the philosophy of “don’t fix what isn’t broken” and you will understand the benefits cold laser liposuction has to offer you!

History and Science of Cold Laser Liposuction

Cold lasers were originally used to repair muscle and ligament tears in naturopathic and homeopathic medicine with physical therapists. Once physicians realized how successful this tool was on a relatively traumatic injury to the body, they thought it would easily transfer into another semi-traumatic form of surgery: liposuction.

Even though liposuction has become such a common procedure that people don’t think much of, it is still a medical surgery that takes a toll on you physically. When you remove large amounts of fat from your body in one sitting, it tends to cause a great deal of inflammation that leaves patients feeling uncomfortable and increases the time needed for recovery.

When physicians use a cold laser instead of a hot laser during liposuction, the inflammation the surgery causes is drastically reduced due to the healing properties that have been scientifically integrated into the cold laser.

The way that the cold laser works is that when applied to the fatty areas, it excites the fat cells and causes them to become very active and mobile, similar to how they would react after running six to ten miles. When these fat cells are vulnerable and excited, it makes the process of pinpointing and removing the cells that much easier for Dr. Budnick. Due to the fact that the cold laser makes the process of removing fat cells so much easier, the procedure is much quicker and less painless than it would be using the traditional form of liposuction.

Preference of the Cold Laser

With how simple and painless the cold laser makes the process of liposuction, it is no wonder why both physicians and patients prefer using it over the traditional hot laser. Some additional reasons why Dr. Budnick prefers the hot laser includes:

1. Healing properties
2. Spans wider area of fat
3. Gives a smoother result

As stated earlier, the use of the cold laser reduces the amount of inflammation that patients are faced with after their procedure. Not only does this allow for better comfort for the patient, but it also reduces their recovery time and allows them to see their results faster.

Additionally, as Dr. Budnick explains in this video, the cold laser is able to span a wider area of fat than the hot laser. When the average person thinks of a laser, they automatically assume that it can span wide distances and can reach from one side of a room to another. However, in the case of hot lasers, it only reaches about 3 millimeters in front of the laser cannula. This makes the liposuction that much more tedious to perform as the physician is having to be very precise and exact as they target the fat.

In addition to making the process more tedious, hot lasers also have a tendency to leave the fatty areas more bumpy and rigid, rather than smooth and even. Because hot lasers only span a distance of 3 millimeters, it is difficult for a physician to use that tool and give their patients a perfectly smooth area. The cold laser is able to more easily span a wider surface area more evenly, providing patients with the results they desire.

Next Steps

Now that you are more informed about the cold laser liposuction procedure, it is time to find out if this method of weight loss is the right choice for you. If this is the first time you have looked into this type of procedure, be sure to explore all of your options before committing to this particular method.

Dreambody has several ways of helping patients lose unwanted fat. Some people prefer B-12 injections or prefer seeking out the HCG diet, while others are ready to commit to liposuction. Not everyone is the proper candidate to receive liposuction, so be sure to know the telltale signs that you are in need of this procedure before seeking it out any further.

If you do believe that you are ready to commit to cold laser liposuction, set up your consultation with Dreambody today! We are conveniently located in the heart of Scottsdale and are able to help answer any other questions that you may have.

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