Laser Liposuction at re*be®


Model of the body's fat cells

photo of beer mug shaped like a female torso filled with jelly beans to represent fat cells.
  • Jelly beans = fat cells
  • Getting fat = bigger cells (jelly beans get bigger)
  • Getting skinny = smaller cells (jelly beans get smaller)
  • Laser Liposuction = cells are destroyed so they cannot grow back
  • Fat cells are replaced with new collagen which does not store fat. Simple as that.
  • ..Thats the skinny on Laser Liposuction..

Laser Liposuction

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Laser Lipo FAQ


Laser Liposuction is done under local anesthesia at re*be® on the Face, neck chest upper arms, abdomen hips outer thighs, inner thighs flanks back and breast folds

Men generally have Liposuction done at re*be® on the Face, neck, man boobs, and love handles but can have it done anywhere.


Laser Lipo FAQ


Laser Liposuction video with Local anesthesia

This is a very pleasant patient everyone has a different experience with laser liposuction

Early re*be® patient

Prolipo liposuction before image of upper, lower abd and flanks laser liposuction done in three sessons

Early re*be® patient three liposuction sessions abdomen and flanks and touchup

These photographs demonstrate the improvement in an early re*be® laser liposuction patient. The abdomen, flanks and back were done and these results were accomplished in three liposuction sessions. The improvement is good and the results show the change in shape that is possible. It is important to know that liposuction when done with the laser will remove fat and fat cells. We monitor temperature and when the fat cells reach a critical temperature they are destroyed by cooking them while inside your body. This is though to greatly reduce the chances of your fat cells coming back when compared to more selective fat removal techniques such as using ultrasound or a water stream to break up the fat cells. These other techniques in most busy liposuction centers are often combined with a laser treatment to both tighten the skin and kill remaining fat cells.

(re*be® patient 2011)

Prolipo liposuction before image of upper, lower abd and flanks laser liposuction done in two sessons

Before fat removal

These photographs demonstrate the improvement in a patient who is about Dr. Kolegraff's age. She has some visceral fat which is inside the belly and cannot be treated with laser liposuction. The treated areas were the flanks, back, upper and lower stomach. This was done in two sessions with a small amount of touch up on the abdomen done when the flanks and back were done later.
photo of post upper and lower abdomen touch up and flanks less than one week later

Less than 1 week after 2nd laser liposuction procedure

It is not a good idea do develop deep muscular definition in one area when the rest of the body does not match. Some soft muscular definition was achieved leaving the skin still smooth and feminine looking on the lateral abdomen. There is still 'hangover' present but some of this is bruising and swelling following the procedure less than a week out. Further improvement will likely occur still in this area over the next several months. The small access holes are visible here but we position the lower ones so some of them can be hidden under the underwear. There is real improvement in this patient and although she will continue to improve for the next 1-3 months the results are visible in the before and after photographs. It is not hard to believe that her husband was happy too with her change in behavior as well as her appearance.

Lower stomach (re*be® patient 2011)

Prolipo liposuction image of markings prior to laser liposuction front lower stomach

Marked for fat removal

These photographs demonstrate the improvement in muscular definition for a female patient's abdomen that is possible with laser liposuction. The asymmetric bulges and the shadows they cause have been addressed with the lower tummy liposuction. The shadows present before the procedure detract from the appearance however after laser liposuction the shadows that remain seem to enhance the muscular definition. Men and women are not the same in this regard. Men can have deep tight muscular lines called tendinous inscriptions. Women on the other hand look more feminine with smooth curves and we try to duplicate this with liposuction when possible. Female professional body builders are an exception to this guideline and can look quite nice when there is a matching muscular definition everywhere.
photo of post upper and lower abdomen after 5 weeks

About 5 weeks later

It is not a good idea do develop deep muscular definition in one area when the rest of the body does not match. Notice the amount of lower tummy 'hangover' before the procedure and then 5 weeks afterwards. There is still some 'hangover' present but it is now easy to tuck under the upper edge of the underwear. Further improvement will likely occur still in this area over the next several months. The small access holes are visible here but we position them so some of them can be hidden under the underwear. Additional improvement could be done with laser liposuction for the love handle area as this will enhance more of the 'girl' curves and add definition to the back.

Liposuction patient next day

photo of patient before and one day after laser liposuction This is a photograph of one of the patients from Dr. Jeffrey Klein's Liposuction 101 course one day after laser assisted liposuction under tumescent local anesthesia. Dr. Klein is a very well-known dermatologist in San Juan Capistrano, California and among his many accolades, is known as the founder of tumescent anesthesia for liposuction. Dr. Kolegraff attended this training course in California as part of his preparation to be able to offer laser liposuction at re*be.

Love Handles (re*be patient 2011)

laser liposuction image of markings preop front view.

Marked for fat removal

These photographs demonstrate the change that is possible with the Sciton ProLipo PLUS™ for laser liposuction. This procedure was done in the office at re*be of Okoboji on a younger patient in our practice. The photos taken before the procedure demonstrate the real advantage of laser liposuction for this difficult area. Even with aggressive diet and exercise the imbalance in this otherwise shapely figure will have a tendency to persist. The blue oval shapes block identifying marks on the front of this patient. These first two photos were taken only 4 days apart. Over time additional improvement could be expected as the swelling goes down.
photo of post operative love handles from the front

Only 4 days later

There is really very little bruising which is not always possible. The amount of pain after the procedure laser liposuction is different for everyone. So far most patients are able to return to work after a weekend off. The small access holes are hard to see as we position them so some of them can be hidden under the underwear. The front upper and lower stomach areas are both smooth and proportional. Additional improvement could be done with laser liposuction but her the change in her front will be small compared to the flank results shown in these photographs.
image of markings on a pre op laser liposuction patient back view.

Marked for fat removal

With a larger bulge the use of the laser to assist liposuction appears to cause shrinkage of the skin over the fat that was removed. For many of our patients the skin shrinkage is enough and surgical removal of loose skin is not often necessary after laser liposuction. It was easy to see the flanks size match had improved and the 'girl' curves returning. There are about 6 weeks between the photographs of the back.
photo post procedure love handles 6 weeks later

6 weeks later

It is important to leave enough fat under the skin to make sure it stays smooth. Everyone wants to be thinner but leaving a small amount of fat under the skin leaves it smoother and softer. Men can have a little more aggressive liposuction increasing the muscle definition however leaving the skin without any fat underneath it is not a good look. Laser liposuction can be done when you are tan. Many of our other laser procedures it is better to wait until the tanning months have passed.

Upper and Lower stomach (re*be patient 2010)

Before the laser liposuction procedure image of markings on abdomen front view.

Marked for fat removal

These photographs demonstrate the skin contraction that is possible with the Sciton ProLipo PLUS™ for laser liposuction. The photos taken before the procedure demonstrate the real advantage of laser liposuction for this difficult area. Notice the amount of lower tummy 'hangover' before the procedure and then one week afterwards. These two photos were taken about a week apart. Over time additional improvement is often expected as the swelling goes down. This example shows how much the skin is able to shrink after the procedure. Many people believe this is to the collagen remodeling that occurs after use of the laser to heat up the fat.
Photos of love handles 4 days after laser liposuction done at re*be® of Okoboji

About a week later

The small access holes are visible here but we position them so some of them can be hidden under the underwear. Additional improvement could be done with laser liposuction for the love handle area as this will bring back some 'girl' curves and add definition to the back.






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The re*be® Clinic has been extensively remodeled and purchased state of the art new equipment to be able to offer laser liposuction. This procedure is now done under tumescent anesthesia. Dr. Kolegraff has performed over 2000 tumescent anesthesia cases for the varicose vein part of his practice. This gives re*be a huge experience to draw from for our latest offering Laser liposuction. Dr. Kolegraff and his wife Jill have trained with Dr. Roger Hogue in Maple Grove M.N., a true pioneer in laser liposuction. They have traveled to Los Angeles to train with Dr. Jeffery Klein one of the founders of the procedure and have trained with Dr. Mark Saltzman in Louisville KY.
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