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Laser lipolysis using a 924- and 975-nm laser diode in the lower extremities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23354763     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Laser technology provides the desired destruction of adipose tissue, hemostasis, and good skin retraction with a minimum of discomfort and a quick return to normal life for the patient. Here we present our experience with the use of laser-assisted liposuction (LAL) with a 924- and 975-nm laser diode and compare it with traditional liposuction alone.
METHODS: A total of 430 patients were reviewed for this study. Three hundred thirty patients were treated with the 924- and 975-nm laser diode for laser lipolysis and 100 patients were treated with traditional liposuction of the anterior and inner thigh, the knee, the calf, and the trochanter. Patients were assessed by means of ultrasound. Pictures were taken and the degree of satisfaction was assessed. All complications were recorded.
RESULTS: A total of 521 laser lipolysis procedures were performed at different areas: anterior thigh (86), inner thigh (122), trochanter (204), knee (67), and calf (42). The mean energy was area-dependent and evaluated in kJ: anterior thigh (15), inner thigh (14), trochanter (22), knee (5), and calf (4.5). The mean reduction of subcutaneous tissue with LAL in the anterior part of the thigh, the inner thigh, the calf, the knees, and the trochanter was 1.45, 1.9, 1.15, 1.2, and 3.6 cm, respectively. One hundred traditional liposuction procedures were performed for different areas: anterior thigh (27), inner thigh (38), trochanter (72), knee (21), and calf (12). The mean reduction of subcutaneous tissue in the anterior part of the thigh, the inner thigh, the calf, the knees, and the trochanter was 1.2, 1.6, 0.9, 0.6, and 3.2 cm, respectively. All patients who underwent LAL had superior satisfaction compared to those who had liposuction alone.
CONCLUSION: Laser lipolysis with 924- and 975-nm diodes is adequate treatment for removal of adipose deposits and to obtain aesthetically good skin results, with a minimum of recovery time and high patient satisfaction.
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Authors:
Elena Bravo Brañas; Javier Moreno Moraga
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2013-01-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aesthetic plastic surgery     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1432-5241     ISO Abbreviation:  Aesthetic Plast Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-26     Completed Date:  2013-09-19     Revised Date:  2013-11-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701756     Medline TA:  Aesthetic Plast Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  246-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain. elbrabra@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Esthetics
Female
Humans
Laser Therapy / methods*
Lasers, Semiconductor*
Lipectomy / methods*
Lower Extremity / surgery
Middle Aged
Obesity / surgery
Patient Satisfaction / statistics & numerical data
Prospective Studies
Risk Assessment
Subcutaneous Fat / surgery*
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult
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Comment In:
Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2013 Apr;37(2):254-5   [PMID:  23404448 ]

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