Liposuction is easily one of most popular of all cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures. Ever since its discovery in the early 1970s, the procedure have greatly improved due to various advancements in the medical field that undergoing liposuction procedure is common now – with fewer risks and quite short recovery time.
Here are just some of the developments in the procedure of liposuction throughout the years.
1. There’s no need for general anesthesia.
Instead of using general anesthesia, liposuction can now go for the tumescent technique which involves the use of a large amount of dilute local anesthetic solution which contains lidocaine and epinephrine. The solution is injected into the fat beneath the skin, making the area swollen and firm. This action eliminates any need for general anesthesia or intravenous sedation.
- An improved skin appearance can be expected.
With the advent of minimally invasive ultrasound technology that provide transformative results in just one session, areas of fat are broken up while the skin surrounding the area remains safe and intact.
- There is now an option to customize treatment.
A cannula is a thin, hollow, tube attached to the vacuum pump during the liposuction procedure that sucks out the fat. There are different types and sizes of a cannula. Depending on the treatment, the cannula can be customized for the procedure. Make sure that you, as a patient, understand the various types of cannula and which works best for a particular treatment area to get the most out of your contouring liposuction procedure.
- A chance to enhance other features is now available.
Currently, a technique known as water-assisted liposuction is gaining popularity. The technique allows surgeons to remove unwanted fat with very little bruising and stress. The fat taken can be used for any facial fat grafting procedures that is being considered by the patient. Facial fat grafting is an innovative procedure that can treat skin concerns such as acne scars, and fine lines and wrinkles.
For more information on liposuction, you may contact Zi Institute.