What Are The Different Types Of Liposuction?
Liposuction procedures may vary due to many factors such as the patient’s preference, amount and type of fat to be removed, and according to the surgeon’s opinion. There are mainly six kinds of liposuction procedures involving different methods and equipment.
Laser Assisted Liposuction
A highly concentrated laser beam light is flashed which breaks down the tissue and melts the fat away. This technique means lesser bleeding, bruising and inflammation to the patient.
Power Assisted Liposuction
A cannula, operated mechanically, makes small incisions and extracts fat quickly. This results in more precision and a short surgical procedure.
Suction Assisted Liposuction
A classical procedure where fat is extracted with a cannula attached to a pressurized vacuum.
Twin Cannula Assisted Liposuction
Using two mechanical cannulas for the procedure instead of one means lesser burning and scarring. This method makes it easy for the surgeon to perform the procedure and demands lesser efforts from him.
A tumescent fluid (to produce swelling and firmness) is injected into the fatty tissue. The surgeon uses a cannula to extract the fat and the blood vessels contract. This ensures minimal bleeding and bruising to the patient.
Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction
This procedure does not involve lasers and suctions. The fat is exposed to an ultrasound energy which cause the cells to rupture and liquify, making it easy for the surgeon to extract them. This makes the procedure efficient and causes the least trauma as compared to the other methods.