The laser liposuction is a plastic surgery done with the aid of a laser machine that has the purpose of melting the fat located deeper, to aspire to follow. Although it is very similar to traditional liposuction, when the procedure is done with laser, there is a better silhouette contour, since the laser causes the skin to produce more collagen, thus avoiding that it is flaccid.
The best results happen when there is an aspiration of the fat after the use of the laser, but when there is little fat, the doctor may also advise that the fat is eliminated naturally by the body. In these cases, you should do a massage lymphatic to remove the fat, or practice intense physical exercise right away, for example.
When it happens suction of fat, the surgery should be done with local anesthesia to allow for the introduction of the cannula underneath the skin, which will aspirate the fat melted by the laser. After this procedure, the surgeon will put micropore over the small cuts that are made for the entry of the cannula and it may be necessary to be hospitalized for up to 2 days to ensure no complications arise.
The price of the surgery
The price of this type of liposuction can reach up to 7 thousand reais, depending on the clinic selected and the type of procedure, being about 10% more expensive than the traditional liposuction.
Who can do the surgery
The laser liposuction can be done in people over 18 years of age who have localized fat in certain locations of the body, mild to moderate, and may not, therefore, be used as a form of treatment for obesity, for example.
Some of the most common locations for the use of this technique are the belly, the thighs, the sides of breast, flanks, arms and chin, but all locations can be treated.
How is the post-operative period
The post-operative laser liposuction can be a little sore, especially when it is made the aspiration of the fat with the cannula. Therefore, it is recommended to take all medications prescribed by the surgeon, to relieve pain and reduce swelling.
It is usually possible to return home within the first 24 hours after liposuction, it is recommended to stay hospitalized at least one night to ensure that no complications occur as bleeding or infection, for example.
Later, at home, it is important to take some precautions, such as:
Use the brace recommended by the doctor 24 hours per day, during the first week and 12 hours per day in the second week;
Stay of absolute rest in the first 24 hours, starting with small walks at the end of the day;
Avoid effortsduring 3 days;
Drinking about 2 liters of waterper day, to eliminate toxins from the fat and facilitate healing;
Avoid taking other medicationsnot prescribed by the doctor, especially aspirin.
During the recovery period is also important to go to all the consult review, the first normally happens 3 days after the surgery so that the doctor can evaluate the state of wound healing and the possible development of complications.
Possible risks of surgery
The laser liposuction is a very safe technique, however, as in any other surgery may bring some risks such as skin burns, infection, bleeding, and bruising and even perforation of internal organs.
To decrease the chances of emergence of risks, it is very important to do the procedure in a clinic certified and with a specialist surgeon.