Types of LiposuctionPosted on September 20, 2021
Surgeons have a wide variety of liposuction plastic surgery techniques available to them. The technology used for the fat removal process is the primary difference in different liposuction procedures.
There are certain advantages and limitations to every liposuction technique. Your treatment provider will recommend the best technique depending on your aesthetic goals and nature of the procedure. You should know that the experience and skill of the surgeon will make a lot of difference to the end results.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides liposuction body contouring surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.
Popular Liposuction Types
These are a few popular types of liposuction commonly used by plastic surgeons:
Your cosmetic surgeon will inject an anesthetic “tumescent” solution at the target area to minimize discomfort and bleeding during the procedure. Tumescent liposuction is usually performed with local anesthesia depending on the patient.
Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction
Ultrasound energy is used in this technique for breaking up fatty tissues and loosening it. This allows for larger amounts of fat deposits to be removed with ease. VASER liposelection is a variation of this technology.
Laser Assisted Liposuction
This cosmetic surgery procedure is known under different brand names, such as Slim Lipo and Smart Lipo. It makes use of laser energy for dislodging fat cells from the body.
Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL)
PAL makes use of mechanically enhanced techniques for removing fat. The device has a motorized cannula which can move sideways, rotational, and back and forth. The procedure reduces tissue trauma.
Suction Assisted Liposuction
This is a standard liposuction technique, also called the dry technique. It uses a cannula that is attached to a vacuum device. The device is inserted within the treatment area and is moved back and forth to break up fat deposits. Suction is used for removing the fat deposits from the body.
Fat cells are broken apart from the deeper tissues. This is a quick, effective, and less painful technique.
Isotonic fluid is injected in the targeted area to loosen fat deposits. This can be with or without local anesthesia. A special cannula is used for removing the fat deposits.
How Does It Work?
Small areas of stubborn fat are suctioned out in liposuction from buttocks, thighs, hips, and stomach among other areas. The procedure can be carried out using general or local anesthesia. This depends on the custom fat reduction plan. Your treatment provider will mark out those areas on your body from where the fat needs to be removed.
They will inject a solution containing medicine and anesthesia in the area to reduce bruising, swelling, and blood loss. The fat cells are broken down in different ways depending on the technique used. The surgeon will make a small incision to suction the fat out using a vacuum. The treated area will be stitched and bandaged after excess blood and fluid is drained out.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for liposuction fat reduction and body contouring surgery.
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