Laser Liposuction Offers Liposuction At Smaller Scale and Risk
Posted Feb 01 2010 9:28pm
Most of the advantages that laser liposuction offers over traditional liposuction stems from the risk aversion of being a smaller procedure. For much the same reason it can also be a more affordable procedure as well. Laser liposuction is also a different technique in which an optical fiber is inserted under the skin and a laser is fired to heat up and literally melt the fat cells. This lowers much of the surgical risks that inherently come with traditional liposuction.
Most mild problems that patients of traditional liposuction experience have to do with improper clean up procedures. Some conditions leave the skin discolored for months when blood leakage from damaged blood vessels pool under the skin. These problems can be overcome by a diligent surgeon who follows proper post-surgery practices and adequately drains the area that was treated. Adequate drainage also speeds up the recovery time after the surgery.
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.
Skin irregularities are another common issue with liposuction. This occurs when too many fat cells are removed from one area causing the skin to appear bumpy with dimples and grooves. Laser liposuction patients don’t quite have the same risks because this only occurs when an area of the body undergoes major treatment.
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.
Laser liposuction offers patients a safer choice if the desired alteration to their body is a minor one. This combination of factors make liposuction more available to people who initially only wanted small treatments.