What is Zerona?
ZERONA is a relatively new body-sculpting procedure designed to remove fat and contour the body without invasive surgery. Unlike tradition liposuction or other procedures for removing fat, ZERONA allows patients to continue their normal activity without surgery, pain, wounds or compression garments.
The ZERONA laser treatment can be used effectively on essentially every part of the body where localized fat deposits exist that are resistant to diet and exercise including the waist, hips and thighs ("love handles" and "saddle bags"), upper arms, bra-line fat, inner knees, back fat and buttocks. Considered a non-surgical alternative to liposuction, ZERONA contours and slims problem areas using a low-level “cool” laser that shouldn't burn or damage the surface of the skin. ZERONA is reported by patients and professionals to be completely painless and it poses any major side effect risks.
If you are concerned about the possible pain, long recovery time, and potential side effects or risks of surgical fat removal procedures, ZERONA laser treatments may be right for you.
What to discuss
It is important to have realistic expectations and to discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor during the consultation.
Most patients are good candidates for ZERONA, including those who are not overweight but would still like to lose inches. ZERONA is best for patients close to their ideal body weight. Patients with large amounts of fat to lose may not see dramatic results as ZERONA is substantially less effective for removing high volumes of fat. For these patients, liposuction surgery may be the most effective means of removing that excess fat, aside from diet and exercise.
Be sure to discuss your health background with your physician and ask any questions about your particular areas of concern. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, ZERONA should not be used. ZERONA is not recommended if you are breast feeding following a pregnancy. If you have a pacemaker, this treatment may not be for you. ZERONA may not be as effective on patients with diabetes or thyroid disorders where the metabolic system is potentially impaired.
Discussing ZERONA with your doctor is the best way to determine whether ZERONA is right for you.