Laser Liposuction Offers Liposuction At Smaller Scale and Risk
Posted May 08 2010 11:00pm
There are some major advantages laser liposuction offers over traditional liposuction. Most of the advantages are risk aversions created by the difference in procedural technique. Laser liposuction uses smaller tools and is designed to remove fat cells from small areas of the body. This scaled down version of liposuction is safer simply because a smaller area is being affected. The typically mild complications with traditional liposuction are barely an issue with laser liposuction and major complications are almost impossible.
The most common post-surgery complications that liposuction patients encounter are a result of poor clean-up after the surgery. Hematomas and seromas occur when a blood vessel is damaged and blood pools under the skin to cause discoloration. While these symptoms are temporary, severe cases can last for several months when proper drainage of the treated area right after surgery could speed up the healing process.
One of the biggest problems in liposuction is the amount of blood loss. Laser liposuction minimizes the problem by being a more precise way of targeting fat cells. And since the process uses heat, whenever small capillaries are damaged the blood usually dries up right away.
With traditional liposuction large amounts of fat cells can be removed in a single session and therein lays the risk of skin irregularities. This is a condition when there are not enough fat cells left underneath the skin so it appears lumpy and uneven. It is not a serious condition but looks horrible. Laser liposuction does not have this problem since it works in small areas.
Anesthesia is one of the most dangerous component of any surgery. Since laser assisted liposuction only requires patients to receive local anesthesia, the patient remains awake. This is good for communicating any discomfort the patient might experience to the surgeon during the procedure. The smaller dosage also offers some savings to the overall cost of the procedure.
The smaller scale treatment plus the procedural differences makes a big impact on the amount of risk involved in the procedure. With smaller incisions, there is less risk of infection to the area and almost no risk of injury to internal organs and surrounding tissue.
For people looking to make small sculpting alterations to their bodies, laser liposuction offers a safer alternative to traditional liposuction methods. These factors open up liposuction as an option for people who didn’t need or didn’t want to undergo the surgery in its entirety.