Liposuction is a way of removing unwanted fat from the body. It is used for both medical and cosmetic purposes. It is widely used for contouring different parts of the body including face, arms, legs, thighs, and buttocks. In this procedure, fat is suctioned out of the body but the procedure can vary. Types of different liposuction procedures are listed below.
In this procedure, a large amount of fluid is injected into the body prior to liposuction. This fluid mainly consists of anesthetic drug, vasoconstrictors that reduce blood loss and other IV solutions that help in easy removal of fat. Later, all the fluid along with fat is removed out. This procedure may not require anesthesia.
Super wet Liposuction
Unlike tumescent liposuction, only a small amount of fluid is injected into the body prior to the liposuction procedure. This procedure other sedative or anesthetic drug as well. This procedure is less time-consuming.
Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction
UAL is a procedure in which ultrasonic waves are used to turn fat into liquid and is suctioned out of the body. Ultrasound waves can be transmitted externally as well as internally. This procedure is widely used to reduce male breast and upper back fat.
In this procedure, a laser is used to convert fat into liquid. In LAL, cannula required to remove fat is smaller than normal therefore, it can be used in areas like cheeks, neck etc. Another advantage of laser-assisted liposuction is the accelerated production of collagen that reduces sagging of skin.
Different procedures of liposuction are used in various body parts, it is important to discuss thoroughly with your doctor before getting any procedure done as each procedure has its own pros and cons.