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.
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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1. Vibration-Assisted and Power-Assisted Liposuction
2. Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction
Here are two more developments in liposuction surgery:
3. Laser-Assisted Liposuction
4. Water-Assisted Liposuction
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.Find the full post here: Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery