While diet and exercise should always be your first line of defense when tackling fat, there are options for when you need a little extra help. Different than traditional liposuction, laser liposuction is an option that delivers a wave of laser light to stimulate collagen production to tighten the skin over subsequent months.
“Liposuction is still the gold standard for exercise-resistant areas such as the thighs,” says Reno, NV, plastic surgeon Tiffany McCormack, MD.
“Laser-assisted liposuction heats the skin from the bottom-most internal layer up to create a tightening effect,” says Boca Raton, FL, plastic surgeon Jason Pozner, MD.
Adds Montclair, NJ, plastic surgeon Dr. Barry DiBernardo, “Because the laser energy is delivered from below the skin, the outer skin isn’t subject to any direct energy. This enables us to deliver significantly more energy to target cells for stimulation and to markedly decrease the amount of external skin damage.”