If you've been reading up new weight loss techniques then you may have heard about laser liposuction surgery. Laser liposuction is an innovative new way to surgically remove fat from areas of the body. As the name suggests, this type of cosmetic procedure uses lasers to melt away fat from areas where dieting just isn't up to the job. Recovery is faster and less painful than with other types of fat removal.

The procedure was developed in Italy and has been approved in the United States since 2006. Here it goes by the common name of "Smart Lipo." Patients from all walks of life have made the decision to surgically remove pesky fat from their chin, arms, thighs, buttocks, and stomach by going under the laser knife. Even that annoying back fat women develop around the bra strap can be removed and contoured with this procedure. Those who's bodies have been altered by childbirth especially have found the new plastic surgery technique beneficial.

The effectiveness of laser liposuction is much increased compared to older fat removal techniques. Older liposuction procedures often required patients to go back to the plastic surgeon to have a lift and tuck and remove other areas where the fat had reappeared. With this new, innovative way of melting fat rather than sucking it away, patients don't need to keep going back for any additional surgery.

An additional advantage of laser liposuction is that it does not leave skin sagging and loose afterwards. The newly designed fat removal technique actually tightens and firms skin. Patients undergoing the procedure say that their skin feels much firmer than it did prior to surgery.

Scientists have attributed this to the fact that the laser stimulates production of collagen. The collagen accumulates under the skin keeping skin younger looking and tighter. Collagen can be artificially injected into patients skin to firm and tension it but this procedure causes it to be produced naturally, allowing skin to contract to a comfortable level.

Studies on laser liposuction have been recently carried out. These studies showed that twenty percent of the skin shrunk in the areas where the laser was used on the patient's body. Moreover, when patients have less fat to be removed, this tightening effect is increased.

Another great benefit is that the recovery time for laser liposuction is drastically reduced in comparison with older, more abrasive liposuction procedures. Astoundingly, recipients have reported that it takes only two or three days to recover from the operation.

Laser liposuction is undoubtedly the best way to quickly remove fat from areas of your body. It offers many benefits and few disadvantages. Consult your family doctor for further advice about the procedure and find out how it could help you to re-contour your body.