Laser Liposuction: Laser-lipo or laser-assisted liposuction, also called lipolysis, is an alternative to traditional liposuction. During this minimally invasive procedure, a physician uses laser energy to liquefy fat in a targeted area. The fat is then removed through a cannula (thin tube). Only local anesthesia is required (as opposed to general anesthesia, which is required for traditional liposuction).
Low-Level Laser Therapy: Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) targets and liquefies the content of fat cells. The fat cells remain, but the contents are emptied and eventually eliminated from the body.
Many people combine treatments to get more dramatic results, as they might combine liposuction with a laser fat removal procedure to lose inches in a particular area and then sculpt it with the help of lasers.