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  • The Scary Truth Behind Liposuction – and Some Safe Alternatives

    Liposuction – we’ve all heard about this cosmetic procedure that reportedly gets rid of unwanted fat from areas of the body.

    But did you know that liposuction can be dangerous and even deadly? It’s true!

    In fact, many liposuction patients have died in the U.S. as a result of complications from liposuction, and others have suffered from severe scarring. Scary, right? We think so, too. We’re here to tell you all you need to know about the scary truth behind liposuction, and what some safe alternatives are.

    How Liposuction Works

    Liposuction essentially removes fat deposits from areas of your body. It’s an invasive procedure that involves inserting small, thin tubes through tiny cuts in the skin. The doctor then moves the tubes around under the skin, suctioning out excess fat. Because liposuction involves small incisions, it is typically an outpatient procedure that requires local anesthesia. If you’re having a lot of fat suctioned out, then you might need general anesthesia.

    After the liposuction procedure is performed, the treated areas are wrapped to reduce swelling and bruising. And you might be required to wear a compression garment for three to four weeks afterward. Sometimes doctors prescribe antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection, and you can expect fluid drainage from the incision sites for a few days. It’ll take several weeks before you can resume normal activities.

    Liposuction Risks – It’s Invasive For Sure

    Because liposuction is an invasive procedure, it does carry some considerable risks and complications. Some common side effects of liposuction include:

    • Swelling, bruising, soreness, and numbness
    • Irritation and scarring
    • Baggy or rippling skin
    • Color changes
    • Uneven skin surface
    • Nerve damage

    If you gain some weight after having liposuction performed, you might store the new fat in a different place than where you had fat cells removed. As a result, new fat cells may form around your organs and can be more harmful to your body than fat that is stored near the surface of the skin.

    There have been several documented cases of death as a result of liposuction. Your risk of experiencing dangerous complications goes up significantly if you have a large amount of fat removed or are extremely overweight. Some serious complications include:

    • Blood and fluid loss
    • Blood clots
    • Fat clots
    • Fluid buildup in the lungs
    • Infection
    • Toxic reactions
    • Punctured organs

    You shouldn’t undergo liposuction if you have severe heart problems, a blood-clotting disorder, or if you’re pregnant.

    Want a Slimmer Body? Then Check Out These Safe Alternatives

    Because liposuction is so risky, not to mention invasive, you should definitely steer clear of it! Luckily, there are two non-invasive and safe med spa treatments on the market that both target excess fat – Zerona and CoolSculpting! We’re here to give you the lowdown on these two amazing procedures!


    Zerona is a cutting-edge body contouring procedure that effectively removes excess fat without any risks or complications. Zerona utilizes cold laser technology to emulsify fat, enabling clients to lose inches from their waist, hips, and thighs. Best of all, Zerona is safe and effective on all skin types and tones.

    How does Zerona work exactly? Zerona utilizes cold laser technology, which emulsifies fat and allows it to move to interstitial space. More specifically, the cold laser technology’s low-level laser stimulation exclusively releases the cellular contents of fat cells while leaving the capillaries and other cells within the interstitial space intact. By disrupting the cell’s membrane, the cell then releases its fat contents. Once the fat contents are released, the body’s lymphatic system absorbs it. Basically, Zerona procedures cause fat cells to shrink, resulting in a loss of inches on areas such as the waist, hips, and thighs.

    Zerona’s results are impressive! Zerona treatments are so effective that most patients experience an average loss of 3.64 inches on their waist, hips, and thighs in a matter of weeks. Some patients even witness a nine-inch circumferential reduction after their first series of treatments, and results can be seen in as little as fourteen days.


    CoolSculpting is a unique technology that uses controlled cooling to freeze and eliminate unwanted fat cells without surgery or downtime. Best of all, CoolSculpt’s results are long-lasting and dramatic. Say goodbye to stubborn fat!

    How does CoolSculpting work exactly? CoolSculpting technology removes fat by freezing it. And because fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissue, the CoolSculpting device is able to precisely target unwanted fat without harming other tissue. The fat cells then die, and over time, your body processes the fat and eliminates the dead cells.

    Results can be seen as quickly as three weeks after your initial treatment. You’ll experience the most dramatic results after two months. And your body will continue to flush out fat cells for four to six months after treatment. With CoolSculpting, it just gets better and better!

    Choose LaserAway for All Your Body Contouring Needs

    We pride ourselves on providing the best customer service. We hire only the most highly trained staff experienced and certified in administering laser and other dermatological procedures. We use only the most innovative techniques and cutting-edge technology to make sure your medical spa experience is comfortable, enjoyable, and satisfying. Want to learn more about what CoolSculpting or Zerona can do for you? Then schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today by emailing or calling the staff at LaserAway at (888) 965-2737.

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