Will Zerona Laser Work if You Do Not Have a Gall Bladder?

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Zerona Laser will work even if you don't have a gallbladder

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Zerona is a "cold" laser that has a specific effect on the fat cell membrane causing the cell to become more porous and excrete fat. The fat is absorbed into the lymphatics and then excreted or metabolized via normal channels via the bloodstream. Since the fat is not absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract not having a gallbladder should not make any difference.

New York Plastic Surgeon

Will Zerona Laser work if you do not have a gall bladder?

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Hi Ivychic,

Zerona laser works by creating small pores in fat cells, the contents of which are then absorbed by normal physiologic functions.  The removal of the fat cell contents is not dependent on the gallbladder.

Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Zerona laser

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Zerona is a painless, low-level energy laser that can achieve a circumferential reduction in fat in the waist, hips and upper arms in some patients.  The presence of a gallbladder has no bearing on the procedure results as Zerona relies on your lymphatic system and not your gallbladder to get rid of excess fat. 

Joshua L. Fox, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon
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No Gallbladder - No problem for Zerona or Liposuction

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Zerona treatments will not be affected if you do not have a gall bladder. The Gallbladder just stores and releases bile but does not make it. The liver does this job.


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It really has not relationship because the Zerona does not work well anyway. Research it here in RealSelf.com to see it has a very high failure rate. Be careful out there. Regards.

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