Types of Liposuction: Which Is Best for You?
Are you looking to sculpt your body by removing stubborn fat? Then you must try liposuction, a popular cosmetic procedure that helps achieve a more defined shape.
Whether you want to slim down your thighs, contour your waistline, or tone your arms, liposuction can help you achieve your body shape goals.
So, are you ready to take the first step toward making yourself more confident and beautiful? Continue reading.
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that uses suction to remove unwanted fat from specific areas, like your stomach, hips, thighs, and even your chin. This procedure is done using a special tube called a cannula. This tube is inserted through a small incision in the skin and into a vacuum device that removes the fat. Liposuction is done under general anesthesia and may take several hours to complete.
Benefits of liposuction
Liposuction targets specific body areas, such as the stomach, hips, thighs, and arms. So, this procedure can be beneficial for people with uneven fat distribution.
Many patients report feeling more confident and comfortable in their bodies after liposuction. Because this procedure contours the body, people can wear clothing and swimwear that they previously felt self-conscious about.
Did you know that liposuction can also be combined with other cosmetic procedures? Liposuction is often combined with a tummy tuck or breast augmentation to achieve more comprehensive body contouring.
What are the different types of liposuction?
There are several types of liposuction, including traditional liposuction, ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL), and laser-assisted liposuction. Ultimately, all these procedures have one goal: to remove excess or unwanted fat from your body via surgery. The biggest difference between the types of liposuction is the procedure of each type.
Traditional liposuction is the most common type of liposuction. It is done under general or local anesthesia with sedation.
This procedure entails the removal of unwanted fat deposits using a thin tube called a cannula that is inserted into the targeted fat deposits. Then suction is applied to remove the fat. This is the most common liposuction type because it removes large amounts of fat.
This procedure is mainly done in the thighs, buttocks, stomach, hips, and face. The recovery time for this type varies. However, it has been reported that patients can return to their normal life within a week or two.
Laser-assisted liposuction (LAL)
Laser-assisted liposuction, also known as LAL, laser lipolysis, or Smartlipo, is a type of liposuction procedure where the laser is used to melt the excess fat from your body and remove it. This procedure is performed under anesthesia, is considered less invasive, and has a quicker recovery than traditional liposuction.
As the name suggests, this liposuction type uses ultrasonic technology to break down fat issues in body parts that are hard to reach. Then it is suctioned out from your body using a vacuum.
Utilizing the power of ultrasound waves, UAL effectively targets fat cells beneath your skin and breaks down their cell walls. After liquifying the fat deposits, they are then suctioned away. It is an excellent option for areas that have more fibrous tissue such as the back or areas where liposuction was done previously.
Power-assisted liposuction, or PAL, is like having a personal trainer for your fat cells. This body contouring surgery utilizes specialized cannulas in combination with a mechanized system that swiftly moves back and forth, allowing for the fat to be removed easily. PAL is effective for removing larger areas of fat and is performed under general anesthesia.
Power-assisted liposuction using VIBROFIT
Dr. Anjali Saple, an experienced plastic surgeon in Visakhapatnam, uses the VIBROFIT device to perform power-assisted liposuction.
The VIBROFIT is a vibrating liposuction device that enhances fat removal. This device uses a high-performance motor attached to the liposuction cannulas. The vibrations of the cannula that is connected to the VIBROFIT motor allow for easy penetration into the adipose tissue, giving the surgeon a better way to “sculpt” the body. The VIBROFIT allows for easy penetration into the adipose tissue with its gentle vibrations, giving surgeons an efficient way to “sculpt” the body.
Benefits of the VIBROFIT
The benefits of the VIBROFIT for power liposuction include the following:
- Higher volume of suctioned fat per minute
- Easier access to critical regions
- Increased comfort for patient and surgeon
- Easier to perform secondary liposuction
VIBROFIT is a medical device that must only be used by a licensed and trained professional. It is also important to note that power liposuction should not be used as a weight loss solution but as a body contouring option for those close to their ideal weight.
Also, you must ensure to consult an experienced surgeon. Because only experienced surgeons can give you a detailed explanation of the different types of liposuction and what might be best for your specific case. The surgeon can also answer any questions and help you feel comfortable with the procedure.
How to prepare physically and emotionally for liposuction surgery?
- Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise is essential to keep your body fit and in good condition for surgery.
- Avoid smoking or using any nicotine products, as they can affect healing and increase complications.
- Ensure that you take enough rest and stay hydrated in the days before the surgery.
- Inform your surgeon of any medications or supplements you are taking in case any need to be discontinued before surgery.
- First, understand that liposuction isn’t a weight loss solution. Rather it removes the unnecessary stubborn fat cells from your body. So, be realistic about your expectations.
- If you have any surgery-related concerns or questions, feel free to discuss them with the surgeon before the procedure.
- Have a support system in place after the surgery, such as friends or family, to help with recovery.
Dr. Anjali Saple, an incredibly skilled and Board-Certified plastic surgeon has helped many individuals to achieve their desired body shape with liposuction - restoring confidence and self-esteem in the process. Using only the most modern technology available today, she is able to make this procedure safe yet highly efficient for her patients.
Schedule a consultation today to learn more about how Dr. Anjali Saple can help you achieve your desired body shape with liposuction.