BACKGROUND: Laserlipolisis is a surgical procedure that uses a Nd:YAG laser for treatment of localized lipodistrophies as an isolated or associated method. The present study aims to evaluate the results of laserlipolisis with Nd:YAG laser based on a retrospective survey.
METHOD: Retrospective evaluation with 766 patients in 792 procedures from August 2001 to August 2011.
RESULTS: Mean follow-up was 6.5 years (78 months). The most frequent indication was lipodistrophy of abdomen, flancs and dorsum. A satisfaction questionnaire showed 96% of patients satisfied.
CONCLUSIONS: Laserlipolisis brought several benefits to obtained results as better accomodation of skin, skin retraction, less edema and bleeding, favoring treatment of more extensive areas as well as more complex regions as gynecomastias, secondary liposuction and dorsal regions, with better postoperative recovery.
Keywords: Nd:Yag laser. Laserlipolisis. Laser-assisted liposuction. Nd:Yag laser.