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Lipocavitation is considered a safe procedure, with no he alth risks, however as it is a procedure in which equipment that emits ultrasound waves is used, it may be associated with some risks when the equipment is not correctly calibrated or used by a non-trained professional.
Thus, when the procedure is not performed correctly, it is possible that the ultrasound waves that are emitted by the equipment cause damage to deeper organs and superficial burns, in addition to not having the expected result of the treatment.
Thus, to prevent the risks of lipocavitation, it is important that this aesthetic treatment is performed in a specialized and certified clinic and by a trained professional, and can be done by a beautician, dermatofunctional physiotherapist or dermatologist.Understand how lipocavitation is performed.
Contraindications of lipocavitation
In addition to the risks of lipocavitation related to the lack of equipment calibration or performing the procedure with poorly qualified professionals, lipocavitation can also have some risks when performed on people who are part of the group of contraindications, which are:
- During pregnancy, due to lack of scientific evidence, it is not known whether the procedure is dangerous for the fetus, although it has been proven that it increases the temperature of the treated region;
- Heart disease,because the equipment can generate cardiac arrhythmia in certain people;
- Obesity, as it is not a procedure to lose weight, only to model specific regions of the body;
- Epilepsy, as there is a risk of seizure during the procedure;
- When there are wounds or infectious processes in the region to be treated;
- In case of prosthesis, plates, metallic screws or IUD in the body, as the metal can heat up during treatment;
- When there are varicose veins or dilated veins in the region to be treated, as there is a risk that the treatment will worsen the varicose veins.
Furthermore, this aesthetic treatment should not be performed by patients with kidney or liver disease without first consulting a doctor.