What Are The Different Types of Liposuction?

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What Are The Different Types of Liposuction?

What’s liposuction?

Liposuction has been a prominent body contouring treatment for some time now and regularly ranks among the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the world. It gives the ability to extract excess fat and easily create a better contour with a small risk of complications. A plastic or dermatological surgeon usually performs liposuction on your breasts, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, back, shoulders, or face to enhance their appearance. Yet liposuction can also be done with other cosmetic procedures, such as facelifts, breast reductions, and tummy tucks.

Types of Liposuction Procedures

Tumescent Liposuction

It's the most popular type of liposuction. This requires the application of a large amount of medicated fluid into the regions before the fat is extracted. Sometimes the solution can be up to three times the amount of body fat to be removed).

Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction

This technique utilizes ultrasonic pulses to transform fat cells into liquid. After that, the cells can be vacuumed out. UAL can be done in two methods, external (above that of the surface of the skin with a special emitter) or internal (above the surface of the skin with a small, heated cannula).

Laser-assisted Liposuction

This procedure uses laser energy to liquify fat cells. Once the cells are liquefied, they can be vacuumed out or drained via small tubes. Because the tube (cannula) used throughout LAL is narrower than those used in conventional liposuction, physicians tend to use LAL for confined areas.

Super-wet Technique

It's close to tumescent liposuction. The distinction is that not as much liquid is being used throughout operation. The volume of fluid injected is proportional to the amount of fat that needs removing. It takes less time for this procedure. But it often includes sedation (a medication that makes you sleepy) or general anesthesia (a drug that helps you to sleep and to be pain-free).

To learn more about the procedure: https://www.medlifegroup.co.uk/treatments/cosmetic-surgery/liposuction

Feb 10, 2020

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