Through experience and testing, surgeons have demonstrated the safety of laser liposuction
When liposuction was first seen in the 1980s in the U.S, it become wildly popular but there were quite a few risks and complications associated with it. You will find that there are two primary types of liposuction, including tumescent or wet and the dry method. Each of these comes with their own benefits and drawbacks.
Limited Blood Loss with Laser Liposuction
With traditional liposuction you will find bleeding can easily become a major problem because of the fact that there are no measures taken to prevent this issue with patients who get this type of work done.
Laser liposuction implements technology which prevents blood loss from becoming a significant concern. You will find that with the tumescent method, blood loss is kept to an absolute minimum and because of the unique fluid which is injected into the patient, there is virtually no chance of significant blood loss. Another thing that helps to prevent blood loss in this type of procedure is the epinephrine which is diluted so that it does not reach dangerous levels and will be able to prevent bleeding problems in the patient.
Small Incisions with Laser Liposuction
When you get laser liposuction, the surgeon uses a small tube which is also called a “cannula” and it is extremely thin, minimizing the amount of trauma and damage to your body as much as possible. As the laser goes along it seals shut blood vessels so bleeding does not become a problem as well as preventing bruising because it is so small. With traditional liposuction a metal rod is actually inserted into the body, in some cases causing a lot of trauma and problems after the operation itself. The incision is very small and therefore the patient does not experience a lot of bleeding.
Local Anesthetics with Laser Liposuction
Something else which you will want to consider about laser liposuction is the fact that a local anesthetic is used, cutting down on both expenses and health risks for the patient. You will find that with a lot of traditional liposuction procedures, a general anesthetic is used. This can cause numerous problems after the procedure, unlike laser liposuction which uses a local. Patients who get a local anesthetic for the procedure will be able to leave the hospital or clinic within just a couple hours of getting the work done.
Laser Liposuction Side Effects & Risks
Some of the most common side-effects after a laser liposuction procedure include swelling and bruising which are usually relatively minor because of the tiny instrument that is used to dissolve and suck out the fat deposits in the body. The incision sites are barely noticeable because of how small they are, unlike traditional liposuction where they can be very noticeable. After undergoing laser liposuction, healing and recovery does not take long because it is minimally invasive.
The fact is that Laser Lipo™ is a very safe procedure and less than one percent of those who undergo it experience severe reactions or complications. Some of the risks and side-effects involved in this procedure include:
- Skin irregularities
- Allergic reaction
- Excessive fluid loss
- Fat or blood clots
- Nerve damage
- Organ damage
Although serious complications from laser liposuction are in fact rare, they do tend to happen every once in a while. Risks such as bleeding and swelling as well as bruising sometimes arise after laser liposuction, but tend to be very minimal and do not pose much of a threat to those who get this type of work done.