Zerona Laser Liposuction is a treatment that uses low intensity lasers to melt fat, which will be eliminated within a few weeks, through the activity of the lymphatic system. The procedure may be used before or after pregnancy, but it is not possible to get this procedure during pregnancy. Women patients should always discuss their plans and options with their plastic surgeons before considering a slimming procedure.
Zerona Laser Liposuction before Pregnancy
Zerona Laser Liposuction is a procedure that may be used to remove limited amounts of unwanted weight from a few areas of the body including:
- Waist and stomach
- Neck and face
Some patients may decide to get the treatment before a planned pregnancy, but the treatment is only recommended if the patient needs to be slim for a certain event.
The reason why a Zerona Laser Liposuction is not recommended before a pregnancy is the fact that during the pregnancy, the weight gain cannot be controlled and the patient may gain a lot of fat, so the Zerona procedure may have short term effects.
Zerona Laser Liposuction during Pregnancy
Zerona Laser Liposuction is a non invasive procedure. Typically, non invasive procedures pose no risks to mothers-to-be and the fetuses, but Zerona Laser Liposuction employs laser beams.
Even if these laser beams are applied on areas that are far from the reproductive system (i.e. arms), the procedure is not recommended. The effect of the low intensity laser beams cannot be controlled and may seriously damage the fetus during pregnancy, especially if the treatment is administered during the first trimester.
Plastic surgeons advise women patients to get a pregnancy test before a Zerona Laser Liposuction treatment or other similar treatments that use laser beams.
Zerona Laser Liposuction after Pregnancy
The best time to get a Zerona Laser Liposuction treatment for women patients is after 1 or several pregnancies. Women are advised to get this treatment after deciding not to have any more children, so that the effects of the procedure are visible for a longer period of time. The effects of a liposuction procedure may be kept for several years, provided the patient has a healthy lifestyle.
The plastic surgeon will determine the eligibility for the Zerona Laser Liposuction procedure. Women that are breastfeeding are not good candidates for the treatment and should wait until after the baby stops breastfeeding. This is due to the fact that the lasers may influence the quality and ingredients of the milk.
The plastic surgeon won’t recommend the Zerona Laser Liposuction treatment within 6 weeks after the delivery of the baby. The Zerona Laser Liposuction treatment is ideal for women after pregnancy, as the baby fat is easy to break down and will be easily eliminated by the body. Women after pregnancy may have better results than patients with weight gained over several years.
The Zerona treatment will consist of 6 sessions of 40 minutes each, administered over a timeframe of 2 weeks.