liposuction techniques
July 4th, 2011 by Aldouspi

Liposuction - Techniques

There are different liposuction techniques available. The basic technique involves small incisions being made on the affected area and a narrow tube or cannula, which is attached to a vacuum that sucks the fat that lies deep beneath the skin. This basic technique is used in all patients although there are several variations available.

Fluid Injection
A technique known as Fluid Injection involves a medicated solution being injected into the fatty areas prior to the fat being removed is a popular method currently being used. The fluid is a combination of intravenous salt solution and a local anaesthetic along with a drug that contract's the body's blood vessels. This helps the fat detach easier, reduces the blood loss and provides the patient with anaesthesia during the after the procedure. The fluid is injected to help reduce the amount of bruising following the surgery.

Tumescent Technique
The `Tumescent Technique' involved the surgeon injecting large volumes of fluid, up to three times the amount of far removed. The tumescent liposuction technique is usually performed on those patients who require a local anaesthetic, although the procedure usually takes longer (sometimes 4-5 hours) than the traditional liposuction. The fluid contains enough anaesthetic so additional anaesthesia is not always needed.

Super-wet Technique
Another technique similar to the tumescent technique is the `Super-wet Technique.' The difference is - lesser amounts of fluids are used. This techniques involves the amount of fluid is equal to the amount of fat that is to be removed. IV sedation is often required for this technique and sometimes a patient may need a general anaesthetic. This surgical method usually takes one to two hours.

Ultrasound Assisted Lipoplasty
Ultrasound Assisted Lipoplasty (UAL) is another liposuction technique where a special cannula that creates ultrasonic energy is used. As is passes through the fatty areas, the energy explodes to fat cell walls and the fat is liquidised. The fat is then removed using the traditional liposuction technique.
This technique can improve the effectiveness of liposuction on fibrous areas of the body, for example, the upper back or the male breast. The ease of the process is also improved. This method is often used in secondary procedure when an enhances precision is requires. This method generally takes longer to perform than the traditional liposuction method.

There will be a noticeable different in the body's shape soon after the completion of the surgery. It must also be remembered that improvement will be even more noticeable after four to six weeks, when the swelling has settled down. Any persistent or mild swelling has usually settled down after three months and the contour will become visible. Providing that your expectations were realistic, you should be satisfied with the results of the liposuction surgery and will have more confidence when wearing a wider variety of clothes. You should be able to maintain your new shape by eating a healthy diet and taking regular exercise.

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