Sunday, February 04, 2018

What Are The Pros Of Laser Liposuction

One of the popular methods of fat removal includes laser liposuction. There were traditional methods in place prior to the invention of the laser liposuction procedure. Thanks to the popularity, the procedure has become safer and more reliable. If you’re thinking about having a laser liposuction cosmetic procedure, here’s what you need to know about the pros and cons.

Advantages of Laser Liposuction

• FDA Approval - The procedure has been approved for use by the FDA. Therefore, it is considered safe for patients who are minimally overweight and looking to have some fat removed from their bodies. Of course, that doesn’t mean that there are no risks involved entirely. However, the approval means that the risks have been assessed and concluded to be inconsequential or minimal. It also means that the analysis and testing of the procedure has been done thoroughly to allow public usage.

• Less Scarring - Laser liposuction has been introduced in the cosmetic surgical niche since the traditional liposuction procedures always caused excessive scarring. The procedure reduces scarring and the results are less disappointing to the patient. The incision is only large enough to accommodate the laser used during the procedure thus it is not a standard incision. Therefore, regardless of the amount of scarring, it will definitely not interfere with the overall appearance.

• Minimally Invasive - Since the procedure doesn’t use the standard surgical techniques, it is considered minimally invasive. In any surgical procedure, there should be general anesthesia which comes with its own risks. However, laser liposuction uses localized anesthesia where the only area being treated is numbed. Therefore, all the risks associated with general anesthesia are completely removed from the equation.

• No Downtime - If you undergo traditional liposuction, you need general anesthesia, hospital admission and 2 or 3 weeks of downtime after the procedure with limited activity. Thanks to laser liposuction, you can resume normal activities within hours. Since local anesthesia is used, the patient will be alert and awake during the procedure. Also, there’s no hospital admission necessary since the procedure is not invasive. Patients are also not limited to activities once the procedure completed.

Disadvantages of Laser Liposuction

• Costly - Just like any cosmetic procedure, you should prepare yourself for the cost associated with laser liposuction. Although it’s considerably cheaper than traditional liposuction, it is still costly and most insurance providers will not cover it. You should expect to pay a considerable amount for it but the overall cost is determined by various factors such as where on the body the procedure is being performed, the amount of fat removed, the underlying health conditions and where in the world you’re getting it done. For instance, laser liposuction of the upper abdomen is costly than the lower abdomen.

• Burning Sensation - Most of the patients who have undergone the procedure often report a burning sensation once it’s completed. It is a painful feeling and can be worse if the procedure is done on a large area of the body since the laser tool will be applied for longer periods. However, most of the cosmetic surgeons will provide you with medications and ointments that prevent this feeling depending on the degree of pain.

In conclusion, laser liposuction is one of the answers that many people are looking for in the cosmetic surgery niche. If you have been looking for effortless ways to lose some fat in specific areas of your body, you can enjoy the benefits of choosing this procedure.

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