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Each day more and more options appear on the market and the majority of them have their uses and will yield some benefit, however in many circumstance’s surgeons may be selling you what they have rather than what you need. The information below helps clarify the main types of liposuction and which offer the best results for the main body areas treated with lipo.

Smart Lipo Triplex Laser Liposuction: Smart Lipo is performed by inserting a small cannula (needle) and powerful laser into the body which allows precise targeting of even the smallest body area. This means the surgeon can target pockets of fat that would otherwise be untreatable with traditional liposuction.

The laser not only melts the fat and facilitates its removal; it also causes small blood vessels to coagulate immediately which reduces bruising and the chance of blood loss. Finally, the laser light stimulates collagen retraction and skin tightening which are optimal for shrinking the skin once the fat has been melted and removed. Smart Lipo is often used in conjunction with cellulite treatments and can be used with only local anaesthetic and sedation, which reduces patient health complications from the general anaesthetic and allows the treatment to be done as a day case avoiding a one or two-night stay in hospital. Click Here for more…

Microaire – Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL): This procedure uses a device powered by an electric motor or compressed air to produce either a rapid in-and-out movement or a spinning rotation of an attached liposuction cannula.

The removal process itself is the same as that used in traditional liposuction. PAL allows the surgeon a greater deal of control over how quickly fat is removed. Clinical evidence and surgeon feedback indicate that PAL is less traumatic to patients and more effective at removing fat accurately from certain areas.

Vaser Liposuction: This is a development of the technology used in traditional liposuction. Vaser uses an ultrasonic stimulation process by which fatty deposits are removed from beneath the skin to improve the overall look of a body area. During the procedure, tumescent liquid, or a saline solution mixed with anaesthetics, is injected into the body area being treated. Instead of using manual movement, Vaser uses high-frequency ultrasound vibration to break fat cells apart.
This process is considered gentler than the more traditional liposuction techniques and results in less bleeding and bruising. Areas especially well-suited for Vaser include the thighs, knees, abdomen, love handles, arms, chest, chin and neck. Click Here for more

Traditional Liposuction: Over the last 20 years or so Liposuction has developed as a mainstream cosmetic surgery procedure. In essence, it is a simple, minimally invasive technique that improves the body’s overall shape by removing excess fat located between the skin and muscle and can be used to treat almost all areas of the body. The procedure involves the use of a small stainless steel tube, called a cannula that is connected to a suction pump and inserted into the fat through small incisions in the skin. Fat removal is accomplished by manipulating the cannula to agitate and dislodge the fat and the suction removes the fat creating tiny tunnels through the fatty layers. After surgery, these tiny tunnels collapse and thus result in an improved body contour. This type is liposuction is still widely used. Click Here for more

At the end of each treatment session, your measurements are retaken to assess the improvement and for optimum results, it is recommended that you exercise directly after each treatment and maintain a healthy diet. Click Here for more…