4 Developments in Liposuction

Ever since the world was first introduced to liposuction in 1982 at the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Annual meeting, liposuction has grown in popularity especially in America. This is as a result of the high rates of obesity in America that is a lot higher compared to the rest of the world.choosing the best liposuction technique for you

Liposuction is currently among the most commonly performed aesthetic surgical procedures. This type of cosmetic surgery work especially well for stubborn fat pockets post-pregnancy, helping women to restore their former figure before having kids.

Some women opt for series of surgical procedures, known as a mommy makeover, which includes liposuction as well as an abdominoplasty and breast enhancement. This strategy helps to complete the rejuvenation process, but you want to be sure you are done having children before choosing to spend the money on a full body makeover.

After years of research and practice, there have been major advances in liposuction in terms of the techniques used. This article discusses some of the general improvements:

Now, new technologies such as vibration-assisted, ultrasound-assisted, or laser-assisted liposuction use these respective methods at the end of the cannula to break up the fat cells more easily. In turn, this means that the surgeon has to do less moving around, and this causes less bruising and a faster recovery time.

Another significant advance that has promoted the safety of the procedure is the ability to perform liposuction under local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia. The choice of which anesthesia to use will depend on the extent of your procedure, the area being liposuctioned, and the quantity of fat that is being removed. Less extensive procedures can use local anesthesia, but doctors still prefer general anesthesia for any more extensive procedures.

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Some of the above-mentioned techniques that are changing the downtime of liposuction surgery are:Local anesthesia and liposuction

1. Vibration-Assisted and Power-Assisted Liposuction

In vibration-assisted liposuction, the end of the liposuction tool moves back and forth while breaking up fibrous tissue and any pockets of fat. Power-assisted liposuction works the same way, except that the tip of the liposuction instrument vibrates in all directions to break up fat and fibrous tissue. Both vibration and power-assisted liposuction techniques remove more fat in a lot less time.

2. Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction

Most of you are familiar with ultrasounds and how they are used to check on fetuses before they are born. In liposuction, the ultrasound energy is a lot more intense so that it can emulsify and dissolve fat before it is removed from the patient’s body. The ultrasonic waves help break up and dislodge the fat cells to make liposuction faster and more efficient. As the ultrasound moves through the patient’s fat, it makes tiny pockets making it possible to suction fat through traditional liposuction cannulas. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction helps reduce bleeding and tissue trauma and is known to have better aesthetic outcomes.
This video shows how the ultrasound-assisted liposuction helps to keep blood loss to a minimum:

Here are two more developments in liposuction surgery:

3. Laser-Assisted Liposuction

This technique uses laser energy to break up and vaporize fat cells. The laser destroys fat cells while leaving blood vessels and nerves intact. Fat cells are then easily removed from the patient’s body under suction.

4. Water-Assisted Liposuction

Water-assisted liposuction technique uses a thin, high-pressure water jet that is constantly pulsating to break up fatty tissue. While this method removes less fat than the other techniques, it is gentler on tissues and therefore has less pain and bruising.
Here’s more on this technique:
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Typically, this procedure is performed on an outpatient basis in a surgery suite. Anesthesia is required for treatment, and may be general, intravenous sedation or local, depending on the body areas to be worked on, your wishes and your physician’s input. Pain-relieving lidocaine is also added to the water to help minimize discomfort.

The amount of time required depends partly on the size of the area being treated. Water-assisted liposuction may take one to three hours to perform. This can be much shorter than a traditional liposuction procedure because there is no lengthy infiltration phase with water-assisted liposuction. The infiltration phase is when large volumes of wetting solution (a saline/epinephrine/lidocaine cocktail) are infused into the body.

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If you are interested in liposuction or a full body mommy makeover, be sure to search online reviews and ask for referrals from friends and family. Once you have some California cosmetic doctors you are interested in working with, call the offices and find out more details. The surgeon you choose will consult with you, getting to know you and your needs, and then formulate a strategy to achieve your goals.