Laser Liposuction- A Safety Profile

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJCR.2014.05.02.Art002

Authors : Sreelatha Murugappan


Safety profile always remains the highest concern for everyone undergoing an invasive medical procedure. The severity, duration and extent of side effects matter to both the team and the patient. The assurance that stems from the doctor’s experience and confidence plays a major role in the patient’s acceptance to undergo the procedure. The paper discusses the side effects that were commonly seen with other methods of liposuction and Laser assisted Liposuction is compared along with. The subjects were ‘primed’ before laser Assisted Liposuction and ‘priming’ is defined here. Priming methodology used here is Monopolar and Bipolar Radio frequency and the systems used are BTL Exilis and Med 360, a system combining Vacuum rollers, Bipolar radio frequency and Infra-Red light. The priming is used as an adjuvant to the process of liposuction to facilitate the procedure. The study covers a wide range of subjects in the age group 30-74 years with BMI above 30 and wt between 70-140 Kg. The subjects included those with many other chronic debilitating illnesses like Diabetes, Hypertension, Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver degeneration, infertility etc. The study gives a wide profile of the post-operative period to find that LAL under TA is quite safe and is well withstood by people of all ages with many coexistent chronic disorders. The findings concur with existing reports on the safety profile of Laser assisted Liposuction which is discussed here. The study concludes that Laser assisted liposuction is a safe procedure free from many common side effects even in the presence of other illnesses.

Keywords: LAL, Laser assisted Liposuction, Tumescent Anaesthesia.


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