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How safe is traditional liposuction?

It is perfectly normal to wonder how safe is liposuction before undergoing surgery. So is liposuction a safe procedure? Overall, liposuction is a perfectly safe treatment, although there are much greater risks associated with traditional liposuction as it requires the use of a general anaesthetic, while next-generation Vaser lipo is far safer.

So why is Vaser lipo safe? Vaser lipo is a very desirable and safer alternative to traditional liposuction, because it is far less invasive on the body, gently breaking down the excess fat cells so that they can be safely removed from the body without the aggressive techniques used in traditional liposuction. Traditional liposuction techniques can cause substantial damage to the body’s supportive tissues, causing long term damage and a slower recovery. Furthermore, Vaser lipo utilises a LipoSelection technique, which allows even the smallest of areas to be treated for fat removal safely and effectively.

There can also be issues associated with general anaesthetic, which is the sedation procedure for traditional liposuction. General anaesthetic also requires patients to stay in hospital overnight following the treatment, making recovery time longer. Vaser lipo at EF MEDISPA instead uses Conscious Sedation so that the liposuction is safer; not only does it get rid of the risks associated with general anaesthetic but it also means that patients can go home immediately after the liposuction treatment has finished.

It is also important to use your common sense to make sure your liposuction is safe, by only using a reputable clinic to undertake the treatment, and by not having too many treatments on different areas performed at any one time.*


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