When you consider the options available, laser body sculpting seems to be a much wiser choice than traditional liposuction.
Traditional liposuction has a twenty year history, and the benefits, as well as side effects have been well proven and studied over the years. Laser body sculpting, on the other hand, has only been available for a short time. It was only approved in North America in 2007. This raises concerns amongst some physicians. Some think that the fatty acids that are released have the potential to damage the liver over the long term. The procedure has, however, been used for about ten years in other regions of the world, giving it some mid length term credibility.
Another concern that is often expressed about laser body sculpting is the cost. It is much more costly than its traditional liposuction predecessor. This makes the more cost effective traditional liposuction a better option for many people.
Cost is not the only thing to be considered, though. Traditional liposuction requires a general anesthetic for the procedure. That adds a certain factor of danger to the process. Laser body sculpting can be performed while the patient is awake. This reduces a minor risk factor, but a risk factor nonetheless.
Traditional liposuction also has a history of causing bleeding and swelling. This results in a long and painful recovery time. Laser body sculpting has the benefit of heat, which seals up the wounds. This reduces swelling and bleeding. The natural results are quicker and less painful recovery time.
One other negative attribute to traditional liposuction is that many people do not like what they see when the procedure is finished. The fat is taken away, but the skin remains stretched out and droopy. One problem is removed, but another one comes up in its place. How would you feel if you just paid thousands of dollars to make your body look better, and you did not like how your body looked after the procedure was finished?
Laser body sculpting has a much better track record for people being happy with the results when the surgery is finished. The skin is not left sagging and drooping, because an natural byproduct of laser body sculpting is the body’s production of collagen.
Collagen is what causes our skin to stay tight and elastic. When the body produces more collagen, the drooping and sagging skin naturally tightens up and becomes more aesthetically appealing.
Another great benefit to laser body sculpting is that the probe is a fair bit smaller than the one for traditional liposuction. This makes the new surgery much less invasive and dangerous than the traditional one. The smaller probe also means a smaller incision is needed for the insertion. This greatly decreases the scarring from the procedure.
Depending on your needs and financial situation, both surgical types of fat reduction can do the trick. The tried and tested traditional liposuction will permanently get rid of that fat at a substantially lower cost. The new laser body sculpting method, though, will produce better results with a quicker recovery time.