Effortless, pain-free weight loss is something we all fantasize about, and when liposuction was first introduced, it seemed like the ultimate body contouring, fat eliminating procedure that we’d all been waiting for. Then came horror stories in the news about surgeries gone bad—some even ending in death (Kanye West’s mother is a familiar story that comes to mind).
The risks associated with liposuction are wide-ranging. There are many that are hazardous to your health, and others that involve the actual results, or lack thereof. Today, we’re going to focus on just a few of the health risks so that you can make an informed decision about which treatment option for the reduction of fat is best for you.
First of all, liposuction is a surgical procedure—if it’s done when the patient is under anesthesia, that is a risk in and of itself. It is therefore critical to find a very experienced surgeon, as there is a possibility of nerves being damaged during the procedure, which can result in horrible health issues—if a nerve is severed, numbness can occur and last for years. In general, nerves are typically stretched during liposuction, and often times, can take months to heal.
In addition, many patients experience swelling and infection that can last several months. The swelling directly impacts the nerves, resulting in numbness. While infection can usually be treated with antibiotics, symptoms can be severe and extremely uncomfortable, especially during recovery from surgery. Patients may experience extreme soreness, fever and vomiting, among other side effects that significantly affect daily life.
Still unfazed? Then you may want to become aware of some of the life threatening dangers of liposuction. The dangers increase in relation to the amount of fat being removed—the more excessive the amount of fat, the higher the risk of essential organs in the body getting punctured or damaged. There is also the risk of dislodged fat blocking the lungs and causing pulmonary embolism. These are extreme risks, but still important to consider when choosing a body contouring method.
Lipo-Light is a safe, effective treatment plan for the reduction of fat. There are no risks to your health, and no pain associated with the treatment sessions. In fact, many clients enjoy their series, likening the treatments to a relaxing massage. While the results take a little bit of work from the client, such as some fat burning activities, this helps to establish healthy habits that help clients avoid gaining weight back and improving overall health--and no liposuction procedure does that.