Liposuction is among the most popular cosmetic procedures to remove stubborn body fat, especially around the waist, thighs, torso, and underarms. It has evolved over the years to be safer, easier and involving lesser risks or morbidity. You might have read or heard about phrases such as “liposculpture” in connection to liposuction. There may be a little difference between both the terms since liposculpture refers to the method of precise fat removal and contouring of the body with modern technology during liposuction. This is achieved with assisting techniques and substances, smaller but more efficient cannulas and other latest methods for liposuction.
Liposuction is a massively effective procedure to remove localized pockets of stubborn body fat and is carried out with increased success and results. But it is not advisable as the recommended method for long-term results that the patient wants to maintain. Such results are only attained by means of a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen as any skilled plastic surgeon will inform you. The most a surgeon can do is remove the body fat responsible for aesthetic change, but maintaining those results is the patient’s duty.
There are different techniques to perform liposuction since it has evolved a lot with the passage of time. Individuals who are not ready for the traditional method of liposuction can undergo the latest methods of liposuction. Let us explore what advanced techniques for liposuction have been introduced now for patient’s ease.
Tumescent liposuction was made commercially available around two decades ago and is still used these days in combination with various devices, products, technologies, and techniques to create better results. It is more commonly known as the orthodox technique for liposuction where suction of fat is performed once a tumescent injection has been injected into the subcutaneous layer. The injection contains a local anesthetic; epinephrine and a saline medium in specific quantities according to the quantity of fat needed to be removed. This solution shuts down blood vessels temporarily, numbs the surrounding tissue and breaks down fat. Hence, making it safer and easier to remove the targeted fat. The advantages include reduced bleeding, minimal post-operative discomfort and cleaner results minus the risks of general anesthesia.
VASER® is the company that introduced the devices and technology used for modern liposuction techniques. Ultrasound-Assisted Lipo or UAL, in short, is called LipoSelection and it removes fatty tissue with aid of precise targeting using ultrasonic waves. It may be carried out along with tumescent liposuction and presents a higher safety and accuracy levels since nerves and blood vessels are not harmed in the process. Ultrasound waves help in dissolving and softening the fat making its removal easier.
CoolLipo and Smart Liposuction are the two brands that are associated with laser-assisted liposuction. There is a minor difference in methods of these two techniques but the major difference lies in the fact that CoolLipo minimizes the discomfort related to laser treatment naturally. During the process, a small laser probe is inserted through the incision and is moved into the targeted area to melt fat cells which are then removed in the traditional suction method. The operation is carried out in the presence of sedative and local anesthesia with the added benefit of shorter recovery time and no damage to the surrounding tissue. You will be quite safe during the procedure if you are in the hands of a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon.
This is more of a modification to existing methods of liposuction to increase efficiency and it is not unusual to use power-assisted liposuction with other traditional or modern methods of liposuction depending on the surgeon’s skill. This method was innovated to combat the complexity often involved in the accurate movement and efficient suction of fat through the cannulas to eliminate all targeted fat tissue. The change this form of liposuction has brought is that it causes the cannulas to vibrate causing quicker, more accurate and efficient removal of fat from the treatment area.
Liposuction treatment is considered as one of the fundamental procedures in cosmetic surgery. Since, its introduction, it has been evolving and with time many advanced liposuction techniques have been introduced. However, only a cosmetic surgeon can suggest the most suitable technique for you.
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