Liposuction involves the removal of excess body weight by using suction and special equipment and can be considered a form of cosmetic surgery. This procedure removes excess fat from the body to improve appearance and smooth out irregular body shapes. This procedure is also known as body contouring. Liposuction is commonly used to contour the neck, neck, cheeks and upper arms, under the chin, stomach, breasts, abdomen, buttocks hips, thighs knees, calves and ankles.
Types if Liposuction
Tumescent lipsuction (PAL)
This involves injecting large amounts of medicated solution to the area before the fat is removed. The solution can be as much as three times the amount to be removed. The fluid is a combination of intravenous (IV), salt solution, and local anesthetic (lidocaine). Lidocaine is used to numb the surgical site during and after surgery. This may be all that is required for the operation. The solution contains Epinephrine, which helps to reduce blood loss, swelling, and bruising. The IV solution makes it easier to remove fat. It is also suctioned out with the fat. This type of liposuction is generally more time-consuming than the other types.
Super-wet method is very similar to tumescent lipsuction. There is a difference in that less fluid is required during surgery. The amount of fat that will be removed is equal to how much fluid was injected. This technique takes less time. It is often necessary to administer sedation (medicine that makes your sleepy) or general anesthesia (medicine which allows you to fall asleep pain-free).
Ultrasound assisted liposuction
Ultrasound assisted liposuction uses ultrasound vibrations to transform fat cells into liquid. The cells can then be removed by vacuuming. UAL can be performed in one of two ways: externally (above the skin’s surface with a special emitter), or internally (below the skin’s surface with a small heated cannula). This technique can be used to remove fat from dense and fibrous (fibrous) areas such as the upper back and enlarged male breast tissue. UAL can be used in conjunction with the tumescent procedure for more precise results or as a follow-up procedure (secondary). This procedure is generally slower than the super-wet.
Laser assisted liposuction
Laser assisted liposuction uses laser energy for liquefying fat cells. Once the cells have liquefied they can be vacuumed or let drain through small tubes. The LAL tube (cannula), used for liposuction is much smaller than traditional ones. This makes it easier to use LAL in confined areas. This includes the chin, cheeks, and forehead. LAL has the potential advantage over other methods of liposuction because it stimulates collagen production. This could help to prevent skin sagging after liposuction. Collagen, a protein similar to fiber, helps maintain the skin’s structure.
It can take up to two hours, or longer. Depending on the size of area or whether it is combined with other procedures.
Type of Anesthesia
Surgeons use general anesthesia or intravenous and local anesthesia. You can confirm the type of anesthesia used with your booking manager.
This is tyically an outpatient procedure, however it may be included with another procedure that may require and overnight stay.
Side effects possible
Liposuction can cause temporary swelling, bruising, numbness and soreness.
Risks of Liposuction
Liposuction can cause asymmetry, infection, rippling, hyperpigmentation, injury to the skin, fluid retention, excessive blood loss, and fluid retention are all possible.
Recovery of Liposuction
A patient typically returns to work within five to 14 days. After two to four weeks, more strenuous activities can be resumed. The amount of fat removed and the treatment areas may affect the time it takes to recover from swelling and bruising.
Results of Liposuction
Permanent effects can be expected so it is important to eat well and exercise regularly.
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