Potential Risks and Complications of Zerona Laser Liposuction

Zerona Laser Liposuction is a non-surgical weight reduction procedure by Erchonia. It is generally free of side effects, although there are a few possible risks and complications you should be aware of.

Zerona Laser Liposuction uses cold laser energy to target the fat cells and induce pores in them. The liquefied fat leaks out of these pores, passes through the aperture and then disperses into the interstitial area of the body. From there it is removed naturally from the body system. The procedure is completely pain free, with no visible side effects. But like every other surgery offering drastic changes, it does have some potential risks involved:

Treatment Precautions

The doctor will recommend that patients take in plenty of fluids and wear a compression garment during the treatment. Niacin (Vitamin B3) pills and cream are recommended to aid the fat removal process. Non-adherence to such precautions may result in unsatisfactory results or even complications.

Special Patients

Zerona Laser Liposuction is not recommended for some patients. For example, if someone is pregnant, this therapy should be avoided. The same goes for people wearing a pacemaker.

Return of Fat

It is an established fact that if proper diet and an exercise routine is not maintained after the treatment, the fat may return. The procedure does not destroy the fat cells in the body. It simply removes the liquefied fat residing in these cells. If patients continue to gain more calories, these fat cells will begin to retain the fat, returning to the pre-treatment state of the body.

Possible Disadvantages of Liquefied Fat in the Body

Zerona Laser Liposuction claims that the liquefied fat is removed naturally from the body after it is expelled from the fat cells. However, the path of movement of this liquefied fat is not clear. It is not even sure how much quantity of the fat released from the cells actually comes out of the body. If it is retained in the body, it may increase the toxin levels of the liver. If contributed to the blood vessels, it may result in building of plaque, increasing the risk of heart disease. Such cases have not been proven yet, but some doctors believe they are possible.

Possible Harmful Long Term Effects

Zerona Laser is doing well in immediate reduction of weight and removal of excess fat, but a section of the scientific community is skeptical about the possible long term effect of this treatment. More studies are needed to determine the effect of lasers on human cells in the long term.

Mild Side Effects

During the first week of treatment, one of the mild side effects that can occur is a change in the color and texture of the patient's stool. This is due to the increase in fat percentage of the stool while the body is getting rid of the liquefied fat.

Even though it is a treatment free from side effects and risks, make sure you discuss the above possible risks with your physician before opting for it.

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