Laser Body Reshaping – Knees
The knees are affected by the ageing process as much as other parts of the body and, even in very slim and fit women, there can be a degree of sagging of the skin on the knee which is difficult to disguise. Also, any fat that might accumulate there is also difficult to eradicate with exercise or diet alone and many women chose to cover their knees up when they reach a certain age.
Traditionally, the knees have been a difficult area for plastic surgeons to treat. A plastic surgeon, such as Mr Hassan Shaaban, will always try and site plastic surgery scars in a fold or crease of the body, but in the case of the knees it is more difficult to try and hide the scars. Recovery is also difficult with conventional surgical procedures for the knee as it is constantly in movement which can compromise healing.
As well as being a Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Mr Hassan Shaaban is also a pioneering Laser Specialist and he has developed many innovative procedures to treat areas of the body that previously didn't respond as well to conventional surgery.
In any consultation, Mr Hassan Shaaban will carefully analyse the problem and determine whether the patient's expectations will be fulfilled by Laser Body Reshaping. In terms of the knees, he will also assess whether there is an issue with cellulite as he is now able to provide an effective surgical solution to cellulite in the form of Cellulaze, which can be performed at the same time.
Laser Body Reshaping is able to target the more superficial layers of fat than traditional liposuction, which is ideal for an area such as the knee and, at the same time, the skin is tightened to provide a lift to the treated area. As the fat is liquefied before it is removed, it means that Mr Hassan Shaaban can sculpt and smooth the area to produce the best aesthetic result possible.
First, he will mark the treatment area fully as a guide, before numbing the area with a local anaesthetic. This is done by making small incisions that are easily hidden in the creases of the knee, and the laser probe is inserted through the same incisions meaning that scarring and recovery is much less with this procedure. Compression garments are advised post-procedure for a few weeks to get the best result.
The continual development of laser technology has meant that a specialist such as Mr Hassan Shaaban is able to continually improve the treatment options available for his patients.