Like most other popular weight loss procedures, laser body contouring has its share of misconceptions. In an effort to clear up some of those myths, we’ll look at five of the most common and give you the truth of the matter.
- Laser body contouring is too expensive.
When compared to traditional surgical liposuction, which runs anywhere from $1,500 to $7,500, the cost of laser body contouring isn’t so bad after all at $1,000 to $2,500.
- Laser body contouring is painful.
With most patients having laser body contouring treatments in their plastic surgeon’s office and then going on about their day, this myth is easily discounted. Laser contouring doesn’t require any kind of anesthesia—in fact, most patients say it feels like nothing or like a flashlight shining on them. When compared to traditional inpatient liposuction with all its incisions, bruising, and swelling, laser body contouring’s noninvasive techniques are much more easily tolerated.
- Laser body contouring takes a long time.
Each session typically lasts 30 to 40 minutes. Each treatment typically involves 3 sessions per week over two weeks. That’s 6 sessions at 30 to 40 minutes each. The average American spends about the same amount of time watching television each weekend. You decide.
- Laser body contouring is dangerous.
Unlike traditional liposuction, laser body contouring carries few risks. There are no incisions, no need for anesthesia, and no cause for antibiotics. There is no scarring involved. Laser body contouring is as safe as it gets in medical procedures—with the right tools, the right training, and the right hands on the tools, you have nothing to worry about.
- Laser body contouring doesn’t work.
From the number of scientific studies to the number of happy, satisfied customers, it’s easy to see that this one is just plain wrong. Laser body contouring has been around for many years, and the positive results from patients can’t be denied. How well the treatment lasts depends on the patient’s willingness to watch diet and exercise and not allow themselves to pack the pounds back on. But the treatments in and of themselves are highly effective at helping patients lose unwanted fat deposits.
While laser body contouring may not be for everyone, there’s no need to believe all the false myths and misconceptions about it. Knowing the facts can help you make a better informed and educated decision. If you would like to learn more about laser body contouring, check out our My Zerona laser scanner.