Recovery after Zerona Laser Liposuction

Zerona Laser Liposuction is a non surgical method to remove layers of fat from various problem areas. The procedure is done with the aid of a few low intensity laser beams, which will attack the adipose tissues, turning them into liquid. However, the skin cells will remain intact, as the laser will not destroy these. The liquid will then be removed through the lymphatic system in the body. The recovery process after a Zerona Laser Liposuction treatment is uncomplicated for the patient.

After the Treatment

Zerona Laser Liposuction is administered in 6 treatment sessions, scheduled about 2 to 3 days apart. After each treatment, the patient may feel a burning sensation under the skin and there may be swelling and redness. These side effects may be reduced by using ice packs on the treated areas. Pain medications are not necessary, as there will be no pain after the Zerona Laser Liposuction treatment.

After the first session, the patient may not see any results, but after 2 or 3 treatment sessions, results will start to be noticed. The patient will not feel when the liquefied fat is eliminated. What happens is that the liquefied fat cells are naturally eliminated by the lymphatic system and this will involve no pain.

The patient may urinate more during the 2 weeks of Zerona Laser Liposuction treatment and a few weeks after the treatment, and should also drink increased amounts of liquid, to prevent dehydration.

The feces may also change in color (i.e. light brown or even yellow) and consistency (more liquid), but this will only be present during the treatment and up to 2 weeks after. The patient can get a few fiber supplements to prevent diarrhea.


To stimulate the activity of the lymphatic system and the removal of adipose cells, the plastic surgeon will recommend an increased water intake and a special diet.

The diet during the Zerona Laser Liposuction treatment and a few weeks after should be poor in fats (especially saturated fats) and should contain as many antioxidants as possible. Large amounts of fruits and vegetables are recommended during the Zerona Laser Liposuction treatment diet.

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The patient may also be advised to get some massage therapy sessions, which will stimulate the reduction of fat cells. There are also detoxifying teas, which can be helpful for the liver. The liver will be working intensively to remove the fat cells, which contain a lot of toxins.

The workout plan can be continued normally after each Zerona Laser Liposuction treatment. The patient is encouraged to work out, as this can also speed up the elimination of the fat cells.

If the Zerona Laser Liposuction treatment is combined with other plastic surgery procedure, the plastic surgeon will determine what the recovery period will be like and what is allowed during the recovery period.

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