Liposuction greater baltimore areaAt Maryland LSVI, Dr. Robert Weiss has been safely performing in-office liposuction since 1990, and has helped to pioneer improvements in the technique such as the CoolLipo.
Liposuction is the removal of excess fat with a small, thread-like instrument called a cannula, with suction. Laser lipolysis involves the use of a laser beam to melt fat before suction. After the skin is numbed, the cannula is manipulated within fatty layers to remove unwanted fatty deposits. But with laser lipolysis, the laser melts fatty deposits to liquid which is then suctioned.
An elastic garment is worn after the procedure for compression and healing. The result is a resculpting of bulging areas of excess fat into more attractive contours. Liposuction can be safely performed in the dermatologic surgeon's office facility at MDLSVI. The use of local "tumescent anesthetic" means that sedation is not necessary. The breakthrough tumescent technique of local anesthetic injection refers to filling the skin with local anesthetic in order to remove unwanted fat more efficiently and safely. The tumescent method enables the dermatologic surgeon to remove large amounts of fat more uniformly with fewer skin irregularities and less bleeding and bruising. Dr. Robert Weiss has been performing in-office liposuction since 1990, and Dr. Karen Beasley performs liposuction as well.
The development of laser-assisted lipolysis with CoolLipo and SmartLipo allows for a refinement of the technique. Facial liposuction can be performed to contour the skin and neck. Facial liposuction wasn't as easy or with as little downtime prior to laser assisted lipolysis. The liposuction recovery time is very short with tenderness typically for 1-2 days.
MDLSV performs laser liposuction on the neck to reduce unwanted fat.
Another alternative approach, non surgical liposuction with injections is not performed at MDLSV because this procedure has been shown to produce lumpiness. Laser lipolysis gives smooth results.
Although liposuction is not a means to lose weight, diet and exercise combined with liposuction yields much smoother body contours.