The Benefits of Beauty – How Laser Liposuction Can Improve Your Life
What is Laser Liposuction?
Laser liposuction is a unique variation on the traditional liposuction procedure. While standard liposuction works well and achieves the ultimate goal of body contouring, the procedure as it was originally conceived is not as finely honed as it could be.
Laser liposuction works by applying laser technology to the treatment area to help to break down and emulsify the fat deposits either prior to, or during the liposuction procedure. This makes fat removal from the treatment area that much easier once the procedure begins. The fundamental basics of liposuction still remain the same. Small incisions are made around the treatment area in which a cannula (thin hollow suction device) is inserted beneath the skin to literally suck the fat out from under the treatment area.
With laser liposuction the laser treatment is either applied externally before the insertion of the cannula or affixed to the end of the suction devise and applied internally during the liposuction procedure. Both applications of the laser application achieve the same result of breaking down fat deposits to be more easily removed during the liposuction procedure.
How Can Laser Liposuction Change Your Life?
Studies have shown that attractive people receive better grades at school and earn more money in their professions. According to the research conducted by professors Daniel Hamermesh and Jeff Biddle, both men and women are affected by society’s standards of beauty. A survey conducted at the London Guildhall University found that less attractive women earned 11 percent less per year than prettier women did. Less attractive males earned 15 percent less than their better looking colleagues.
Weight also has an effect on the way people are treated in society. Since much of society views thinner people as more attractive, those who are overweight are at a disadvantage. These findings certainly seem shallow, but there is evidence that human beings are designed by nature to react positively to beautiful people.
Research conducted on infants has led many people to believe that humans are hard-wired to respond to beauty from birth. Dr. Alan Slater of the University of Exeter conducted a fascinating study on the type of faces newborn babies preferred. The newborns spent more time staring at photos of beautiful people and were less interested in the plainer faces shown to them. If these studies on beauty are correct, then looking beautiful is not just beneficial for celebrities in the limelight, it is essential for everyone.
What to Expect on Surgery Day?
The morning of your procedure you will have a pre surgical consultation with your physician to discuss the details of your procedure. You will rehash the specifics of your prior consultations discussing the treatment areas, the amount of adipose (fatty) tissue to be removed and what to expect before, during and after surgery.
You will be asked to change into surgical dressings, which are sanitary garments worn by patients during the procedure. The next step will be where your physician will mark you body, with a surgical marker, to show him/her the areas that need to have tissue removed during the actual surgery. This is done while you are standing, since the fat in the body reacts differently when you are standing as opposed to laying down.
You will be asked to sing off on an informed consent form to verify that you have discussed and fully understand the potential negative side affects of your procedure. After that you will be taken in to have your procedure performed. Upon completion of your procedure you will be taken to the recovery room so that you can recuperate.
Why Choose Laser Liposuction?
Laser liposuction has many benefits that traditional liposuction can not offer. The design of laser liposuction is best used when treating areas that are more difficult to naturally lose weight. Ideal locations for this type of procedure are the love handles, upper chest or breast, under the chin and neck, or the upper back.
In addition to treating hard to target patches of fat the very use of the “laser” technology can help your body recover post surgery and can lead to a better result after your procedure has been completed. The laser literally helps to cauterize (or seal off with heat) small capillaries or blood vessels that may ordinarily beak during a traditional liposuction procedure. This leads to less bruising and an overall quicker recovery time.
This helps reduced bruising and swelling reduces the need for excess drainage post surgery. In a addition the laser application can help to emulsify small bits of fat within muscle tissue which can leave a more toned and taught appearance to the skin. This gives the body an overall better post surgical appearance.
What Potential Risks are There?
Any time you are considering surgery there are a myriad of risks that you face. Talking openly with your physician will help you to better understand the risks associated specifically with your procedure. An informed consumer is an educated consumer,
With laser liposuction there are some very specific risks that patients face. Over removal of tissue can lead to dimpling of the skin or depressions that cause an unnatural appearance. Extensive use of the external laser treatment can lead to burning or irritation of the skin. Liposuction in general can cause edemas (or excess buildup of fluids beneath the skin), which can require drainage tubes.
Just because liposuction is a common procedure does not mean it is not without serious consequences. Infections are a very real consequence when dealing with liposuction. Keeping instruments clean and incision points free from dirt can help promote a healthy surgical environment. With any surgery, especially in tandem with anesthesia, there is the potential for death. While this is a rare occurrence, the possibility still looms.
Is Laser Liposuction Right for Me?
Any time you are considering having a surgical procedure performed (even a cosmetic one) you should have a full consultation with your primary care physician. It is important to determine if you are healthy enough to undergo the procedure. After receiving a clean bill of health you are ready to consult with your surgeon.
Depending on where you want to have the procedure performed there may be other variation of liposuction that can better suite your needs. If you require larger amounts of tissue removed laser liposuction is likely not for you. This procedure works best when applied to hard to remove fat areas that are not easily broken down through diet and exercise.