Laser-assisted liposuction is similar to traditional liposuction in that is is used for removing fat in the body. However, this type is believed to also stimulate collagen production in the skin, which may in turn offer some additional skin-tightening benefits. Here an ASPS Member Surgeon explains the details of this procedure, including the different areas of the body its used on, anesthesia required, and what to expect during recovery. 

Disclosure: Dr. Barry DiBernardo is a consultant for laser lipolysis manufacturer Cynosure.

Note: Some of the procedures and technologies presented in the following videos may be under investigation and presented for research and educational purposes. More scientific study may be needed to determine efficacy and success rate. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) do not endorse the procedures or technologies presented nor do the statements of the individual physicians represent the opinions, positions, or recommendations of the ASPS or The PSF.