How Safe is Laser Liposuction

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Laser liposuction is very much in the news at present, with the great aesthetic results this minimally invasive procedure offers. How safe islaser liposuction? Read on to find out. One thing is for certain, the laser mode leaves the traditional and older technique far behind when it comes to safety levels and effectiveness.

Liposuction Surgery - Minimally Invasive Wide Awake Procedure

The surgery is performed using a long hollow tube better known as a cannula, of a small diameter. The cannula carries a laser probe which is used to heat the stubborn fat deposits to melt and eliminate them. The minimal invasiveness of the procedure helps to limit bleeding and swelling at the treatment site. The procedure is also area specific, meaning that the tissues surrounding the treatment area are unharmed. What's more, the smaller incisions would take a shorter period of time to heal than the larger incisions made in other modes of liposuction treatment. The chances of infection are minimized.

The use of local anesthesia ensures that the patient is wide awake while the laser liposuction procedure is in progress. It also brings down costs and is associated with limited risk when compared to general anesthesia. Yet another benefit of the laser mode is that it requires less after-surgery care.

FDA Approved Smartlipo Triplex

Here it may be mentioned that plastic surgeons in different parts of the world recommend Smartlipo as a reliable, popular and FDA approved method of laser liposuction treatment. The latest model of the Smartlipo treatment workstation is the Smartlipo Triplex™ which provides for added safety because it prevents overheating and minimizes complications. It is also suitable for safe removal of localized areas of fat beneath the chin, in the male breasts or in the upper arm.

Making the Right Choice of Plastic Surgeon

Though it has been mentioned that the laser technique is quite safe and reliable, your safety and good results also depend on the plastic surgeon you approach to perform this particular plastic surgery procedure.

  • Ensure that the plastic surgeon has long term experience in providing laser liposuction procedures.
  • Your plastic surgeon should possess a flawless reputation. Check out testimonials, reviews and possibly articles about the doctor posted online.
  • You should be able to verify the doctor's credentials.
  • The plastic surgeon you choose should ideally be working in an accredited plastic surgery center. One of the accreditations you can look for is that by the AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities).
  • Your surgeon should have a pleasant bedside manner and be willing to give you the necessary information you require about the procedure, including probable risks.

If you can get a competent surgeon close to where you live, that is always preferable. Now that you know how safe laser liposuction is, you can judge for yourself whether you want to go for it or not.

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This article was published on 2011/12/15