Laser liposuction is a relatively new procedure used to achieve the same outcome as small liposuction surgeries. Using laser technology to remove fat cells from under the skin offers numerous advantages in terms of safety and costs over traditional liposuction methods. Some risk aversions offered by laser liposuction has to do with the smaller scale of the procedure but there are also advantages to the procedural differences as well. Most problems with liposuction arise from either the administration of anesthesia or from surgical complications and the new procedure does well to curb some of the risks.
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.
Blood loss is a major problem with traditional liposuction procedures. Laser liposuction however is more precise in targeting fat cells and the blood vessels that are damaged usually dry up from the heat of the laser.
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.
Also, laser liposuction patients only require local anesthesia as opposed to the general anesthesia that patients of traditional liposuction receive. This is beneficial in many ways because the patient is still awake which allows communication between patient and surgeon if anything feels funny during the procedure. The smaller dosage also saves a lot of the anesthesia costs which makes up a big chunk of liposuction prices.
Being a smaller operation than traditional liposuction it causes much less trauma to surrounding tissue so there is minimal risks of injury to internal organs and small risk of blood loss. Also, smaller incisions mean less chance of infection to the treated area.