Few treatments in the broader world of plastic surgery have experienced such drastic improvements as those surrounding liposuction procedures and techniques. Dr. Jim Brantner, M.D. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Liposuction Procedures Near Me is an excellent resource for this.
Previously, extracting extra fat from problematic areas of the body relied on a broad scalpel incision, shaving off skin, and unsightly marks left on the abdomen-this performed under general anesthetic. An all-round difficult, and possibly dangerous practice. But the liposuction technology was shaping the entire process.
Liposuction is carried out using minor incisions which are fully inconspicuous. Bleeding and possible damage are minimized by infusing sterile liquids into the incisions-with the patient being intravenously sedated or under general anesthetic-until a cannula is implanted with the scientific term for the long, hollow tube used. The cannula may then be used to release the extra fat, and is then drained by a medical vacuum or syringe from the mouth, and draws it out. This entire technique is more hygienic, simpler, more efficient and easier for the patient to heal from than only a few years back the surgical procedures used.
However, liposuction has continued to evolve, ensuring that, as the procedures are more and more sophisticated, a number of approaches are in use today.
For eg, the standard method was what is currently known as Dry Liposuction before liposuction was first implemented, although this was quickly replaced by Wet Liposuction, where a tiny volume of fluid is inserted into the body region under operation. This substance is a saline solution that includes both a local anesthetic and an active agent that seals the blood vessels in the region and thereby minimizes the bleeding. The fluid would therefore release the fat cells, ensuring that less swelling would possibly occur across the body because the cannula would require less maneuvering to absorb the fat.
Additionally, there is the very widely employed tumescent liposuction procedure, whereby a large volume of fluid is pumped directly into the fat that is about to be extracted. This treatment eliminates the need for a general anesthetic, is much less likely to affect blood vessels, skin or tissues, has less complications, improved outcomes and a longer time of recovery.
Over the last few years further advances have been made. These vary from Laser Supported Liposuction to Ultrasound Supported Liposuction, all allowing suctioning out of the fat easier. The cannula itself has experienced significant changes, in fact. There’s also a new cannula, used in Power Supported Liposuction, which has mechanized movement, rising the amount of movements that the surgeon needs to create within the body. In fact, the twin-cannula, which, as the name implies, incorporates one tube within another, is safer for a physician to use as well as reduce the infection and swelling of the patient and speed up healing time.
When demand for liposuction continues to increase, there is no chance that liposuction treatments and methods can continue to improve, rendering the treatment much more effective and convenient than it actually is.