This type of surgical procedure is known as tumescent liposuction. During the surgery, a tumescent solution comprised of saline, an anesthetic and a chemical is used to numb the skin and to reduce blood flow to the fat. This way of liposuction reduces the possibility of excessive bleeding, controls the pain and lowers the risk of too much bruising and swelling.
During this surgical procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision next to the targeted area and injects the tumescent solution into the fat. Next, the surgeon uses a cannula or a thin, hollow tube to separate the fat tissue from the other tissues in the skin and to break it down. As the cannula tool performs a suction, the fat and the saline solution are removed from the body. After the surgery, the patient is left with a better-shaped silhouette as the treated area has less fat.
Wet liposuction is not as invasive as other types of this surgery and it doesn’t provoke many complications as dry liposuction does. Therefore, dry liposuction is not performed so often anymore. The only disadvantage is that the wet liposuctions can last longer to complete.
Laser-assisted liposuction uses medical laser beams that liquefy the fat in the targeted area. The fat is then sucked out from the body.
During this procedure, a special cannula is used that emits ultrasound energy and vibrates very quickly. The energy liquefies the fat as the cannula goes through the fat.
There are some potential complications and risks of this procedure like infection, bruising, minor bleeding, swelling and numbness. The surgeon can prescribe pain medication to manage these discomforts.
The recovery time is usually very short and most patients can return to work a few days after the surgery.
The effects of this liposuction are really brilliant. The skin starts to get tighter and firmer and this positive effect continues for up to 6 months. A great benefit of this procedure is that the removed fat cells can’t grow back. If the patient gains fat after the surgery, it is very likely that fat pockets won’t appear in the treated areas.
ULTRASONIC LIPOSUCTION – ULTRASOUND-ASSISTED LIPOSUCTION
This form of liposuction involves liquefying fat cells before they are removed from the body. The plastic surgeon uses an ultrasound together with ultrasonic waves to reach fat cells. This procedure is ideal for patients who can’t get rid of smaller areas of fat pockets that can’t be removed with exercise or diet.
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction removes fat more precisely and can eliminate fibrous fat or so-called fat rolls. It also leaves the surrounding nerves unharmed.
The recovery time after the surgery is relatively short. The patients can return to their normal everyday routine after a week. There are some minor side effects like swelling and bruising but they usually subside after a couple of weeks.
BENEFITS OF LIPOSUCTION SURGERY
Perhaps the best part of liposuction is that it can provide permanent elimination of fat cells. Once removed the fat cells can’t grow back. However, it is important to remember that the patient should keep his/her weight stable because he/she can still gain fat in other areas of the body.
Liposuction surgery can improve the patient’s appearance and the way other people perceive him/her. This surgery provides more aesthetically appealing contours once the unwanted fat deposits are eliminated from the body.
The surgery can improve the patient’s self-esteem. If the patient is self-conscious of his/her problematic body areas, liposuction can help him/her become more self-confident when wearing more flattering clothes.
Liposuction removes the stubborn fat deposits that simply won’t go away no matter how much the patient works out or keeps a proper diet. It provides brilliant results to patients who have stable weight but wish to improve their contours in areas like the abdomen, waist, legs, arms or back. It is important to keep a healthy and balanced diet and to exercise regularly after the surgery because this way the patients can enjoy their nicely contoured bodies and maintain the effects of liposuction for a longtime.