Liposuction has been around for a long time, dating back to the 1920’s when a French surgeon named Charles Dujarie introduced the idea of body contouring. Today, the technique has many other names such as fat sculpting, but more importantly is how much it has advanced. A fairly new procedure called syringe liposuction is much less invasive and does a better job of keeping the amount of fat removed proportionate, as reported in this article by Cosmetic Surgery Times:
The in-office procedure he markets as FLASH (which stands for Fat Lipo Away Same Hour) uses a small cannula attached to a syringe to permanently remove small fat pockets, without patients having to wait four to six weeks to see results.
The good news for plastic and cosmetic surgeons is that there’s no need to buy expensive equipment, and they can use their skills and experience in liposuction and body sculpting to do it.
Dr. Davis says that for experienced liposuction and body sculpting surgeons, FLASH offers a niche option to patients who might not be ideal candidates for CoolSculpting (Zeltiq) or Kybella (Allergan), but also don’t quite need (or want) laser-, ultrasound- or radiofrequency-assisted liposuction.
Read the full article here: Syringe liposuction | Cosmetic Surgery Times
In this video, the doctor gives a brief explanation of liposuction and how it works:
With the advancements in liposuction, there are less invasive cosmetic methods that are being used to create more precise results for the face, specifically the neck and jowls. What is syringe liposuction? This study by Yale School of Medicine discusses how the amount of fat removed using the syringe method is much more consistent, making a uniform look:
New Liposuction Technique for Neck and Jowls Offers More Precise Results, Yale Study Shows | Yale School of Medicine
A new liposuction method for the neck and jowls using several tiny incisions and a syringe is more precise and helps guard against extracting too much fat, a Yale study shows.
The technique involves making five very small incisions, instead of only one larger incision, and using a syringe to extract fat from the jowls as well as machine-assisted suction to extract fat from the neck.
“Volumes of fat aspirated from bilateral jowls were consistently nearly equal,” Robert Langdon, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine, said in the results published in the April issue of Dermatologic Surgery. “The incidence of adverse events was low.”
Read the full article here: New Liposuction Technique for Neck and Jowls | Yale School of Medicine
The newest techniques that are being developed are making the recovery time much less. In general, they are much safer with less after effects. The use of one’s own fat to sculpt a certain area is more natural compared to artificial implants that can be rejected by the body. It won’t be long before it will truly be a lunchtime liposuction.