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What is Liposuction?

What is Liposuction?
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Liposuction involves the surgical removal of fat cells to improve body contour and aesthetic appearance. “What is liposuction?” can be answered only by discussing the multiple stages of fat deposit removal surgery. The first stage involves the meticulous delineation of all of your concern areas. The next step is to construct a comprehensive and customized cosmetic procedure plan to address all your problem areas. The third stage involves sharing with you why you have to address the fat deposits and any skin redundancy. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction and scarless skin tightening with Renuvion J plasma are advanced tools to complete your cosmetic surgery procedure effectively. The final component is reassuring you about how we will ensure you a seamless journey throughout your time with us.

What is the Liposuction procedure?

It is critical to mark all concern areas and utilize a marking system that differentiates the degree of fat excess and the extent of planned fat removal. Next, the patient is taken to the operating room, provided sedation, and prepped and draped for surgery.

The second stage involves the injection of a tumescent solution. A tumescent solution is a liquid that constricts the vessels in the fatty layers to minimize bleeding and provide numbness for patient comfort. Injection of the tumescent solution is an art form, as volumes of the tumescent solution must be gauged based on the degree of planned fat removal.

The third stage of fat removal is the most variable and involves variable fat processing prior to removal. This is the most profound stage, as fat processing can be as minimal as having no processing and as complicated as involving laser or ultrasound energy delivered to melt the fat first. Today, several liposuction techniques involve fat manipulation or processing prior to removal.

The final stage involves fat removal. Fat removal was traditionally performed with hollow rods, called cannulas, with holes at the tip that were used to pierce through the fat. More recently, cannulas have become more aggressive by redesigning the number and configuration of tip holes.

In addition, the cannulas have been redesigned to provide an added advantage. For example, Venti handles allow air to flow through the cannula for smoother and more uniform fat removal.

Another handle modification provides oscillation of the handle that provides more efficient fat removal, termed power-assisted liposuction. Finally, when discussing “what liposuction is,” you must discuss the nuances of fat removal. When discussing the fat that can be removed with liposuction, you must acknowledge the two layers of fat. The two layers include the superficial layer (closer to the skin) and the deep layer (closer to the muscle).

Traditional liposuction techniques have only been able to target the deep layer. VASER liposuction, which uses ultrasonic energy to break up and melt both the superficial and deep layers of the fat, allows for the removal of both layers. When performing liposuction, great care and planning are required to ensure the final result is even and aesthetically pleasing.

A wavy or asymmetric look can result from the non-uniform removal of deep fat. Divots can appear if traditional liposuction techniques attempt to remove fat from the superficial layer. Crinkles or wrinkles can appear if redundant skin is not addressed during liposuction. This is why Renuvion J plasma is integral to achieving your aesthetic results. Renuvion J plasma is a novel heating technology that can be administered in a minimally invasive manner using the same port holes used to perform liposuction. The skin laxity will be eliminated by heating collagen molecules located throughout the soft tissues and along the undersurface of the skin.

What is liposuction Summary?

In Conclusion, removing fatty tissues while addressing skin redundancies is liposuction surgery‘s mainstay. Fat tissues can be removed through a multitude of techniques, including tumescent liposuction, power-assisted liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction, or our favorite ultrasound-assisted liposuction, depending on your specific needs. In addition, skin elasticity or excess skin resulting in loose skin will be accommodated to ensure a smooth contour. If you are interested in liposuction services, we encourage you to consult with a SurgiSculpt surgeon today.

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