True laser liposuction is a surgical procedure where a laser fiber is passed under the skin and into the fat. The laser melts the fat for a smoother result and it helps tighten the skin. Don’t confuse this procedure with non-surgical devices with deceptively similar names.
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your kindness, support and relaxed demeanor over the past several months. You made me feel at ease about my surgery. In the operating room I remember you holding my hand as I was “put to sleep”. As you said, combined surgeries add time, this can create more nausea, prolonged recovery and higher risk of infection. In 6 hours, you performed a breast reduction, abdominoplasty, and liposuction. My recovery although difficult as you said, was uneventful. Six months later, I am so happy, so trusting in you with what I have seen, that I am now considering a lower body lift.
This was my second major procedure with Dr Summers, having had a major tummy tuck in 2005 with which I was thrilled! The breast lift and aug was as pain-free as possible, I was prepped accordingly with information, risks and self-care…and when a fear arose afterwords that I wasnt healing in the manner I THOUGHT I should be, Dr Summers put my mind at ease immediately, as did the entire staff, by giving me the facts I needed to proceed with confidence.
– Beth H. (Frederick, MD)
I went to multiple Plastic Surgeons wanting lower eyelid surgery to get rid of intense under eye wrinkles when I smiled. They all said that I didn’t have enough skin for lower eyelid surgery, and they refused to do it on the grounds they all felt it would permanently pull my lower lid down and not help the wrinkles anyway. And that I had to “live with it.” Prior laser treatments did not diminish the wrinkles either, so I was out of options until I found Dr. Adam Summers. He disagreed with the other Plastic Surgeons, and guaranteed it would not permanently pull my lower lid down. He did the upper lids, lower lids, and an upper cheek lift for a great price and I am thrilled with the results. My eyelid is not pulled down and the wrinkles are gone! Just as importantly, the reason I would also recommend Dr. Summers as unlike Plastic Surgeons I’ve had surgery with in the past, he cared just as much for me and my endless questions or concerns postop as he did before I paid him. He even told me preop that if any wrinkles remained he would stand by his work and get rid of them for free. That is the mark of a truly great Plastic Surgeon. I’d also like to acknowledge Melinda, office manager, the nurses and all the staff for going over and above with great customer service. I’m a fan for life!
Dr. Summers was highly recommended to me from two friends who had been his patients in the past. I was not disappointed. He made me feel comfortable from the moment I met him. His calm demeanor and knowledge set my mind at ease that he would give me the best results possible. Many women get plastic surgery for various reasons and when I explained my reasons to him, he was non-judgemental and caring. He was very helpful in educating me on the silicone implants that I chose and I trusted that he was going to be the best doctor to do my breast augmentation. My overall experience of plastic surgery was excellent. I have more self-confidence and a better body image thanks to him!
– M. Debault
Last year, Dr. Adam Summers performed a One Hour Facelift on me. I have to say, I am surprised by how smoothly the procedure went and everyone thinks I look great!
– Cathy A.
I came to Dr.Summers 2 yrs ago and had a tummy tuck, the procedure turned out great. A year later I came back for a fat transfer to the butt and It was an success. My pants and bottoms fit perfectly and my spouse love that i have curse and i looks great. I would definitely come back for more treatment in the future. Thinking about getting more fat transfer to my bottom.
– Daronda W.
I can’t believe how incredible my skin looks after Dr. Summers did laser resurfacing for me. Love, love, love it!
– K. V
I am 30 years old and had a breast augmentation with Dr. Summers at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center. The pre-operative details, surgical procedure and post-operative care are excellent. I couldn’t have asked for better treatment from even the President’s staff! My experience is one that I’ll remember, never regret and wish I had done it sooner.
– Derma P.
What a joy it has been to have become a patient of yours. I came to you in mid 2013 after having initial consultations with two other plastic surgeons. Having very specific and complicated surgeries in mind with limited time and finances, I was fairly sure that I would once again be disappointed. However, it was during that first meeting that I decided you would be my doctor.I have very much appreciated the extra time and effort that you spend talking with me, learning about my life, planning my procedures, listening to my concerns, both physical and financial, and then miraculously making my dreams come true!It is rare to find a person these days, especially in the field of medicine, who, as I put it, ‘doesn’t have his hand on the door knob’ the whole time that you are in his office. Furthermore, to find someone as dedicated to his or her craft and committed to the well being, safety and happiness of another person is incredible.
I was a size six and wanted to be at least a size four. After my laser liposuction procedure I am down to a size two! I am very happy with the results!
– Amanda J.
Contrary to popular belief, laser liposuction is not significantly different from traditional tumescent liposuction. Both procedures offer similar levels of comfort, have similar recovery times, and both can be performed with any level of anesthesia.
Laser liposuction starts off with the same tumescent technique as “regular” liposuction. However, laser liposuction adds an additional fat melting and skin tightening step. This extra step is the biggest difference between regular tumescent liposuction and laser liposuction.
During the initial lasering step, the laser fiber is passed under the skin to melt fat and heat the undersurface of the skin. This additional helps to melt dense fat (found in the breasts and back) as well as providing the additional benefit of tightening the skin in areas that are prone to sagging such as the neck, arms, and inner thighs. In some cases, the laser may be used after the suctioning to heat the dermis (under side of the skin) to help stimulate more skin contraction. The lasering step can add quite a bit of time to the procedure compared to regular liposuction, so Laser Lipo tends to be more expensive for both the equipment used and the time required to perform the procedure.