Thursday, November 20, 2008
Ab Etching with Laser Lipo
Last week I had a great conference call with Dr. Marc Salzman from Louisville, Dr. Barry Citron from New Jersey, and Brian Heil from Pittsburgh about skin tightening with laser liposuction.
I presented on my laser ab etching technique, which you can see in the before and six months after photos above. The patient was 66 years old! This is really popular for people who exercise and eat right, but just can't get over the hump when it comes to having definition in their abs.
The six-pack is marked out and then we give local anesthesia. I use a very fine Sciton pro-lipo cannula to remove the excess fat, and then I do some touch up with a tiny regular lipo cannula. The surgery takes about 45 minutes, and then it really takes a few months to really see the final full results. I also use Dr. Goldberg's favorite RF skin tightening device, the Accent, for any touch-up that is needed later on.
-Dr. Jason Pozner
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center