Comparing Liposuction Techniques
Liposuction has experienced a surge in advances of both technology and technique, making the procedure highly customizable, as well as safer and more effective than ever. Here is a brief glimpse at some of the most common liposuction techniques that are performed in our office.
Body Contouring Procedures
- Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty: An advanced method of liposuction, ultrasound assisted lipoplasty uses high-frequency sound energy to dissolve and remove pockets of fat from targeted areas of the body. During the procedure, ultrasound energy breaks up the soft fat cells, which then flow into a wetting solution, allowing the liquid to be suctioned out of the body while leaving other tissues untouched. This not only cuts down on the discomfort experienced by the patient, but also creates smoother results versus traditional liposuction.
- Power-Assisted lipoplasty: This technique uses quick vibrations to break down deposits of fat in the body. Power-assisted liposuction allows for faster and gentler removal of fat compared to traditional liposuction, since less force has to be used to move the cannula (suction tube). It also provides a higher level of accuracy, particularly when treating hard-to-reach areas.
- SmartLipo™: SmartLipo is among the most innovative liposuction techniques. This method uses laser energy to melt away fat cells. SmartLipo can be used to effectively and safely remove fat from many areas on the body including the waist, hips, thighs, arms, face and the pubic mound. This technique is especially effective in reaching small, delicate areas that other forms of liposuction cannot reach.
- Tumescent liposuction: The tumescent technique is among the most commonly used in liposuction procedures. This method involves injecting a special solution with anesthetic into the treatment site to prepare the fatty tissue for easy removal. This method is often used in conjunction with other forms of liposuction, such as power-assisted liposuction and laser liposuction to enhance results.
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