Patient satisfaction after Nd:YAG laser-assisted lipolysis

Lesley Wong, Henry C. Vasconez

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Abstract

Laser-assisted lipoplasty has potential attractive advantages over traditional liposuction, though review of the literature reveals some variation in outcomes. The patient's perspective regarding the procedure and outcome is described from the results of a survey administered to sequential patients undergoing laser-assisted lipoplasty in an office setting. The average perception of reduction in size is 3.94 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the most noticeable. The average perception of improvement in skin appearance is 3.1 (1-5, with 5 being most noticeable). The overall satisfaction is 3.78 (1-5, with 5 being very satisfied). Return to normal activity was 1.5 days. Of all the respondents, 75% took only 0 to 1 pain pills after the procedure. Though we found a positive patient response to the technique, further study is needed to answer remaining questions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-563
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Volume66
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2011

Keywords

  • Laser-assisted lipolysis
  • Nd:YAG laser
  • laser-assisted liposuction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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