Why is Laser Liposuction not recommended for diabetics?

Laser Liposuction . 2 answers . 4 years ago

Whis is this not recommended?

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4 years ago by Rejuve

Laser liposuction can be done for diabetics if they are controlled. A simple blood test can be done to check on the status of this. If the diabetes is poorly controlled, then the concern is poor healing and a higher risk of infection. In this case, then it would be prudent to optimize the sugar control with medications or insulin first and then proceed once it is
under control.

4 years ago by Rejuve (View Profile)

Laser liposuction can be done for diabetics if they are controlled. A simple blood test can be done to check on the status of this. If the diabetes is poorly controlled, then the concern is poor healing and a higher risk of infection. In this case, then it would be prudent to optimize the sugar control with medications or insulin first and then proceed once it is
under control.


4 years ago by St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center

As a rule, diabetics have a difficult time with wound healing and forming new collagen. Diabetics are also more likely to get an infection, because their immune systems do not function at full capacity. For these reasons, doctors have traditionally avoided doing cosmetic surgery of any kind in diabetics. With that being said, I have performed liposuction in diabetics. As long as they are under excellent blood sugar control and they understand that their results may not be as good as those of a non-diabetic (because
the quality of the results depends on the patient's ability to heal and form new collagen), then I would be willing to do it. Some doctors will do it; others will not. I hope that helps answer your question.

4 years ago by St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center (View Profile)

As a rule, diabetics have a difficult time with wound healing and forming new collagen. Diabetics are also more likely to get an infection, because their immune systems do not function at full capacity. For these reasons, doctors have traditionally avoided doing cosmetic surgery of any kind in diabetics. With that being said, I have performed liposuction in diabetics. As long as they are under excellent blood sugar control and they understand that their results may not be as good as those of a non-diabetic (because
the quality of the results depends on the patient's ability to heal and form new collagen), then I would be willing to do it. Some doctors will do it; others will not. I hope that helps answer your question.


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