Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 53–57 | Cite as

Evaluation of the KTP 532 laser in aesthetic facial surgery

  • Michael I. Kulick


This study investigated the ability of the KTP 532 laser to reduce postoperative swelling and bruising in aesthetic facial surgery. Thirty consecutive patients receiving a laser-assist procedure (following skin incision with a scalpel, dissection and hemostasis were accomplished primarily with the laser) were compared to 16 patients who had similar technical operations but relied on scissor/scalpel dissection and electrocautery for hemostasis. Evaluations were performed by comparison of serial photographs after surgery and by patient self-assessment. The clinical observations demonstrated a noticeable reduction in postoperative swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the patients whose procedure was performed with the aid of the laser.

Key words

Laser Cosmetic surgery Deep plane rhytidectomy Blepharoplasty 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael I. Kulick
    • 1
  1. 1.San FranciscoUSA

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