If all forms of work-out and diet plans have failed in making you slimmer, maybe its time to consider liposuction? No, considering liposuction does not mean that you’re giving up on yourself choosing the easier way out. Some people actually need to undergo this procedure, either because of the health risks of obesity, or maybe because no form of exercises and lifestyle modifications can correct the overweight state.
What liposuction types are available today? It is important to know this first so that those who are interested will know exactly what they’re going into. Below are some of the most commonly performed types:
Tumescent liposuction involves using a local anesthetic to numb the area of your body where the tube will be inserted. Next, a large amount of an anesthetic solution is injected into the fatty tissue before traditional liposuction is done. This technique is popular and preferred by many as it may not require general anesthesia.
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction is a technique that uses ultrasound to liquefy the fat, making it easier to remove. This technique may be particularly helpful in removing fat from the upper abdomen, sides, and back.
Laser-assisted liposuction. This technique uses low-energy waves to liquefy the fat by making a small incision to deliver laser energy and heat into the sub-cutaneous fat.
The dry technique, in contrast to the tumescent type, does not use injections of local anesthesia into the fat before liposuction.
Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction requires the use of a large volume of tumescent fluid and uses either a metal probe or metal paddle to deliver ultrasonic energy and heat into subcutaneous fat.
Vaser liposuction, also called LipoSelection involves removing fatty deposits from beneath the skin to improve the aesthetics of a particular body part.
Power Assisted Techniques or PAL devices use power supplied by an electric motor or compressed air to produce either a rapid in-and-out movement or a spinning rotation of an attached liposuction cannula.
CoolLipo also uses lasers to dissolve fat and firm the skin. CoolLipo is designed specifically for smaller areas of treatment in the face, chin and neck areas.
The ProLipo PLUS is what plastic and cosmetic surgeons use to perform specific and precise contouring of the body. ProLipo PLUS can be used under local anesthetic too.
The LipoLite laser liposuction is popular for its minimally invasive nature. The technique uses the 1064 nm wavelength to melt away and remove fat from beneath the skin.
Water Jet Assisted Liposuction involves dislodging fat and simultaneously remove the cells. Instead of destroying the fat cells, this type of liposuction loosens them up to facilitate removal.