Not All Body Contouring Treatments Are the Same! Pros Break Down CoolSculpting and Laser Liposuction
Laser liposuction — available from brands like SmartLipo® — is an outpatient procedure. It involves creating a small puncture in the skin and using a catheter with a laser at the end to liquify fat and “break up scar and fibrous tissue,” says Dr. Melissa Doft, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in New York City and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Next, a cannula (i.e., a small and hollow stainless steel tube) is inserted to suck out subcutaneous fat from the body using a vacuum pump.