Chamsuddin thinks the risk of bruising is similar for laser and traditional liposuction. He thinks that the use of laser leads to more pain, however, because it causes tissue burns. In his study, most participants complained of cramping and burning sensations for several days after the procedure.
Although the price of laser liposuction varies, it is generally between $2,000 and $4,000 for the arms, belly and thighs. The price of traditional liposuction can be between $2,000 and $10,000 depending on the body area and facility where it is done, Kenkel said.
Most health insurance plans do not cover liposuction.
The findings of this study have not been published in a peer-reviewed medical journal and should be considered preliminary.
For more information about liposuction, visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons .
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