What is Cryolipolysis?

Cryolipolysis has been proven to be the best way of reducing weight in patients with liposuction scars. The main goal of this procedure is to reduce the total volume of fat from a particular fat layer. Many patients may choose to retreat a particular area more than once or to treat more than one place. Does this procedure involve anaesthesia? If you are planning to undergo this procedure, then the answer is no. There are no risks of complications when this treatment is performed under general anaesthesia. A slight amount of swelling of the skin may occur for about 15 minutes but this should subside after a while.

If you are undergoing this type of surgical treatments to achieve weight loss and you do not have a specific medical condition, then you will most likely be asked to come in for an examination before the procedure. Once you have received all the necessary tests and procedures, the doctor will proceed with the procedure. During this procedure, a small incision is made to remove the fatty deposits. The surgery itself is usually very smooth and it does not cause any swelling or pain. Your doctor will most likely instruct you to take pain medication before the procedure. This medication will reduce your discomfort and improve the recovery process. This is normally administered for two to three days following the surgery.

You should expect that your surgery will take approximately one to four hours. During the procedure, your doctor will most likely use a laser to target fat cells within the abdominal area. Once the laser successfully burns away fat, a piece of muscle called a cannula is used to suck out the remaining fat. After this procedure, your physician will probably give you instructions to use an ice pack or to take a bath. It is normal to experience some bruising following the surgery, but you should expect this to subside after a couple of days. However, you should be aware that some patients do experience pain during the recovery process.

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