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Laser Lipo Glossary

Laser Lipo Key Terms: A-G

µsec

one millionth of a second (10-6 sec

anesthesia

drugs which are administered to the laser lipo patient in order to achieve a numb sensation to prevent any pain during the procedure itself. It can either by local or general anesthesia.

anesthetic

an agent which is administered to provide a loss of sensation or numbness for the patient.

cannula

a very small thin tube which is used to suction out the fat deposits in the areas which are being treated. It minimizes trauma to the body of the laser lipo patient because of its size and the way in which it is used.

blood clot

the formation or presence of a thrombus (coagulated blood attached at the site of its formation) in a blood vessel

capillary, capillaries

a minute, thin-walled vessel; particularly one of the smallest blood vessels connecting arteries and veins, but used also for the smallest lymphatic and biliary vessels

collagen

a fibrous protein constituent in skin and other connective tissues; it is converted into a glue-like gelatin when exposed to extreme heat, thus resulting in the skin tightening effects of laser lipo

collateral damage

Unintentional damage from laser lipo which is done to the surrounding area of the part of the body which is being primarily focused on.

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compression garment

special dressings which are often prescribed by a physician to someone who has undergone surgery. Their primary purpose is to reduce swelling and also to speed up the recovery process.

dilute, diluted

reduced in strength, as a chemical by admixture; weak; in laser lipo, dilute epinephrine is used in tumescent liposuction when delivering local anesthesia to shrink the capillaries and reduce or eliminate bleeding

diode

a device through which current can pass freely in only one direction

epinephrine

a commercial form of a hormone that is secreted in response to stress; in full strength it is used chiefly as a heart stimulant and to relax the bronchi in asthma; in laser lipo, it is diluted and used to constrict the blood vessels to prevent blood loss during and after surgery

general anesthesia

a state of total unconsciousness resulting from general anesthetic drugs; a variety of drugs are given to the patient that have different effects with the overall aim of ensuring unconsciousness, amnesia (forgetfulness) and analgesia (pain relief)

Laser Lipo Key Terms: H- N

hematoma

localized swelling filled with blood resulting from a break in a blood vessel; can be a bruise, but can also develop in organs

inpatient

a patient who is required to stay overnight in the hospital for monitoring after having a procedure done.

lipolysis

the breakdown of fat stored in fat cells; in laser-assisted lipolysis, or laser lipo, this process is achieved by way of a laser fiber, generally through a cannula

local anesthesia

a type of anesthesia which is used to numb a patient up to prevent pain. There is no loss of consciousness with this kind of anesthesia.

Nd-YAG

neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet; a crystal that is used as a lasing medium for solid-state lasers

nm

nanometer; an SI unit of length, equal to a thousand-millionth of a meter (10-9 m)

Laser Lipo Key Terms: O-Z

outpatient

a patient who is not officially hospitalized but comes to a hospital or clinic or an official diagnosis.

pulse duration (pulse width)

the interval between (a) the time, during the first transition, that the pulse amplitude reaches a specified fraction (level) of its final amplitude, and (b) the time the pulse amplitude drops, on the last transition, to the same level

thrombosis

the development of a blood clot in the circulatory system

tumescent anesthesia

a type of anesthesia which consists of a mix of lidocaine and epinephrine which results in the tissues becoming swollen, reducing the amount of blood loss the patient experiences as well as other potential risks which can be dangerous.

wavelength

the distance between one peak of a wave of light, heat, or other energy and the next corresponding peak

 

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