It’s the latest cosmetic procedure used to eliminate body fat. There’s been a lot of hype about the benefits than the downsides of the laser-assisted lipo, with the advocate saying it involves little bruising and faster recovery time. A recent study also backs it up, by showing that the procedure leads to much desired skin-tightening effects.
What are some of the laser lipo side effects?
In an attempt to acquire the perfect body, the procedure is sold as a safe cure-all for excessive body fat; however, no one mentions about the treatment gone wrong, yet it can really go wrong. The laser technique liquefies fat from the parts of the body that need reshaping.
Potential laser lipo side effects can range from skin necrosis, lumpiness, infection, dimpling, sagging skin, discoloration as well as discomfort in the treated area. And because the laser invades the skin, there is also a possibility of burning the underlying skin. Moreover, the soreness from the process can last for months.
In the event a person gains weight after the liposuction, the body fats may get stored in different areas than where the fat cells were removed. The new fats can form deep inside, around the body organs like the liver or heart. This kind of fat is more dangerous than those stored close to the skin. For this reason, it’s crucial not to gain weight after the procedure.
Are there any dangerous lipolysis complications?
The chances of death are minimal, albeit can happen. If a massive amount of fat is removed from your body, or you are obese or have health complications, the risk of dying is higher. Dangerous laser lipo side effects include blood or fat clots which may find their way to the lungs (pulmonary embolism), excessive fluid and blood loss resulting in shock (though extremely unlikely to happen).
Additionally, it can cause accumulation of fluids in lungs; which is possible to occur when large amounts of fluid get injected into your body. Lidocaine toxicity is also likely; especially when several areas are treated at once. Lastly, the caregiver can puncture into the cavity which has abdominal organs or organs like spleen which can be extremely harmful to the body.
What areas can the smart lipo affect negatively?
This treatment does not remove fat from the entire body; it mostly addresses pesky fat pockets that are stubborn and stick even after dieting and exercise. These areas include:
- The neck
- Upper thighs/buttocks
- Waist and
- Upper arms.
Is body contouring the same as coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting involves the freezing of fats through a non-surgical method whereas body contouring uses a surgical procedure to eliminate the fat.
Both have no downtime, but the lipo is invasive and uses anesthetics.
Are some people susceptible to Lipolaser?
People with critical heart problems, blood clotting disorders (like thrombophilia – where blood easily or excessively clots), or when pregnant, should not undergo the lipo laser treatment. The side effects would otherwise be adverse and in worst cases result in death.
Other considerations include, you should be over 18 years old and in an overall good health condition. Fats must be deposited in particular areas and you should be on diet and on exercise regime. For older people, their skin may remain saggy.
How is laser-assisted liposuction different from the lipo laser treatment and are the laser lipo side effects similar?
Despite both of them utilizing the laser technology and having almost the same downsides, Lipo laser dislodges fat cells but still allows the body to retain crucial tissues, unlike in the invasive liposuction, where the tissues get lost.
The latest liposuction techniques include:
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction, which utilizes ultrasound to melt the fat for easier extraction; it’s specifically ideal for eliminating fat from the upper abdomen, back, sides and neck.
Tumescent liposuction: in this treatment, the clinician uses local anesthesia to deaden the area of your skin where the pipe will enter. It’s then followed by a huge amount of anesthetic solution of epinephrine and lidocaine being injected into the fatty tissue before the liposuction is done.
Laser-assisted liposuction uses low-energy waves to melt the fat, which then gets removed through a tiny cannula.
Non-surgical procedures have gained popularity in the recent past because they have been proven to be efficient and effective. Moreover, the patients can begin shedding pounds from their first visit.