Liposuction is a procedure in which localized deposits of fat are removed to re-contour one or more areas of the body; it is most often used when other methods cannot treat it, from areas including the abdomen, bottom and thighs. Unfortunately, an unwanted side effect to this procedure is the return of the fat on occasion; often ths occurs in a different area from where it was first removed.
The two most common methods to get rid of it are the tumescent technique and Ultrasonic. The most modern of these techniques is Tumescent and has become one of the most commonly practiced aesthetic cosmetic procedures in America.
Fat is removed by a smaller tube and this also helps to reduce the amount of bruising that occurs with the traditional method. The Tumescent liposuction technique has proven to be safer than the standard method using general anesthesia but it also less painful and has minimized post operative recovery time.
Ultrasonic liposuction enables the removal of fat in areas that were previously unable to have liposuction such as the back, upper abdomen and male breast.
During the more traditional technique it is difficult for the surgeon to see where the probe is and therefore it is possible to puncture or damage internal organs. If you are considering this type of treatment then discuss it with your cosmetic surgeon who will be able to give advice on the most appropriate method for you.
There is danger in every medical procedure and although liposuction is normally safe when performed by a professional, there is still a risk involved, even death, although this is very rare. In order to minimize the danger, patients will have a medical to ensure their health is good so the chances of complications are reduced. Keeping the wounds clean and free from infection after the procedure is imperative so plastic surgeons prescribe antibiotics to all patients during the healing process. Techniques in cosmetic surgery have moved forward in leaps and bounds especially in the field of fat removal.
An alternative to liposuction in Lipo Dissolve; this is where fat is dissolved by the application of many small injections although this treatment is mainly used for the treatment of cellulite and lumpy skin. Because Lipo Dissolve does not cause any pain, it can be performed without the need for any anesthetic and be used with other skin treatments that do not require surgical intervention.