While the majority of patients have an uneventful surgery/procedure and recovery, a few cases may be associated with complications. There are some risks/complications, which can include:
Bleeding. This may occur either at the time of the procedure or in the first 2 weeks after.
Damage to sublingual gland, which sits below the tongue. This may require further surgery.
Injury to the teeth, lip, gums, or tongue.
Burns from the equipment.
The frenum can heal back and require further surgery.
Swelling and inflammation, especially of upper lip.
Scarring is rare but possible.
Eye damage if baby looks directly into the laser beam. Complete eye protection is mandatory and will be worn by baby and staff.