Understanding Liposuction


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You might wonder who the best candidates for liposuction are. People have many body issues which includes the presence of unwanted fats around the body. Below are information necessary for understanding liposuction and the several techniques to choose from.

Who are the best candidates for liposuction?

They are the patients with isolated areas of unwanted fat which do not go away with diet and exercise. The procedure removes only fat and other areas considered for liposuction and not the skin. Patients who would plan to undergo this procedure must be healthy individuals and not have life-threatening illness or other medical conditions that may hamper the healing.

What are the techniques for liposuction?

There are several techniques for liposuction and this includes suction-assisted, power-assisted, ultrasound-assisted, water-assisted, and tumescent and laser liposuction. Each of these techniques involves different features and characteristics as follows.

1) Suction-assisted liposuction (SAL)

Cannula, a hollow metal tube, is inserted into small incisions in the skin attached to a pump generating a vacuum.

2) Power-assisted liposuction (PAL)

A cannula is inserted into the skin powered by a motor causing it to vacillate back and forth.

3) Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL)

A small probe which is inserted through incisions in the skin releases an ultrasound energy that breaks down the fat. Fats are then emulsified into a more liquid state.

4) Water-assisted liposuction

The fat cells are harvested and transferred to restore fullness to other areas of the body.

5) Tumescent liposuction

This technique uses more fluid than others which infuses 2 to 6 times as much fluid as the volume of fat to be removed.

6) Laser liposuction

The fluid is injected into the skin into the area of fat which will be removed. The lasers are responsible in heating the fat and are then suctioned from the body through the use of cannulas which are inserted into small incisions in the skin.