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Laser liposuction

Laser liposuction is a hybrid technique whereby fat is melted before being removed from the body.

Laser Liposuction Side Effects

Possible side effects are swelling, infection, bruising, burning, and numbness. Bleeding is also a possibility, although the laser should minimize this problem by closing off vessels.

Skin irregularities can also form, causing a lumpy appearance, and can take around six months to become smooth again. Hematoma is also possible, a condition where blood collects beneath the skin.

Who shouldn't use it: Laser liposuction should not be performed on candidates with diabetes or disorders of the liver, blood, kidney, heart, or skin. The treatment is intended for isolated areas of fat - not weight loss in general.

Drawbacks: Burning can occur anytime a laser is used.

Recovery Time For Laser Liposuction

Bruising can persist for two to three days, though everyday activities can usually be resumed within 24 hours, as long as you don't mind exposing the damage. In most instances, no stitches are needed afterwards, so you can be back at your desk within a day. Avoid strenuous activities for three to four weeks.

After care for laser liposuction: While it's possible to return home just 30 minutes afterwards, a compression garment should be worn for 72 hours afterward to improve blood circulation and minimize swelling. OTC pain relievers should handle any aches.

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