liposuction techniques
Jul 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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Jun 15th, 2011 by Aldouspi

Tummy tuck surgery takes several hours to perform, though usually the time element depends on how much work needs to be done on the patient. If undergoing a mini tummy tuck it can usually be performed in about two hours and can usually be done under a local or general anaesthetic.
When having a tummy tuck, the surgery entails an incision being made across the abdomen from one hip to the other. this is performed just above the pubic bone. Another incision is made to allow the navel to detach from the surrounding tissues, although the size of the incision depends upon how much skin needs to be removed. The incision size depends on whether the tummy tuck is a mini tummy tuck or a full/complete tummy tuck.
During the surgery, the skin will be separated from the abdominal wall whilst the abdominal muscles will be tightened by pulling them closer together and stitching them whilst in the pulled position. The waistline can be narrowed by this tightening of the abdominal muscles, creating a firmer abdominal wall. When the surgeons make a skin flap that is later stretched down and the extra skin is removed, the muscles are exposed. The location of the belly button is moved during the tummy tuck surgery and a new hole is created so that the belly button can be re-stitched into place. the effects of pregnancy on the abdomen can be removed via tummy tuck surgery.
Any plastic surgery procedure that involved incisions result in some scarring. There will be scarring following the tummy tuck surgery which extends across the lower abdomen and sometimes around the belly button itself. Everyone is different to each will experience differing healing processes and some patient's scars will be less obvious. All tummy tuck patients have some degree of scarring and although they fade in time, there will always be some form of scarring that remains. The surgeon will do their best to make sure the incision as in a discreet place to try and hide them under underwear and bikinis.
It is normal for a patient to experience a moderate amount of discomfort following a tummy tuck procedure. Some patients are released a couple of hours following the procedure although some stay in the clinic/hospital overnight. It depends upon the amount of work that has been performed. The amount of pain and discomfort that a patient experiences also depends on how tight the inner girdle area is made. The tummy tuck surgeon provides the patient with instructions and it is important that the patient begins moving around as soon as they possibly can. An exercise programme will also help with the healig process, reduce the postoperative swelling along with the risk of developing a blood clot.
Numbness in the abdomen usually lasts up to six months and in some cases, it can last longer. Some swelling may be present although this usually passes within a few days. The stitches that are used in a tummy tuck procedure will be removed a week following the procedure and the deeper sutures that are used will be removed after a few weeks time.
Many patients notice that the tummy tuck scars worsen during the first few months following the procedure and patients should allow nine to twelve months following the tummy tuck procedure for these to settle down and fade. All patients should avoid strenuous activity for a month or so following the surgery.
Having a tummy tuck is very rewarding as the results can be significant and patients usually obtain a flatter stomach. It may take a patient a few weeks to recover from the procedure whereas it can take another person months before they feel normal again. The procedure is usually long lasting, providing that the patient maintains a healthy diet and takes regular exercise.

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