Points TO KEEP IN MIND Before Having Liposuction Surgery

What is spot liposuction?

A: That term identifies having liposuction using one little area the person doesn’t like. This can be a very small focus that will require only a little anesthetic. It is also done after people have had liposuction and discover one tiny section of fat remaining that they want removed.

Q: What types of sedation are employed for liposuction?

A: Shots could be given in the muscle to provide narcotics and anti-anxiety medication. They can be given by mouth or injected intravenously – the choice is up to health related conditions and the anesthesiologist

Q: Are there a variety of sizes of cannulas?

A: In the beginning, cannulas were 10 millimeters, that is 1 centimeter, more than a third of an inch in diameter.

Today, surgeons are employing a cannula that is much smaller, in regards to a sixteenth of an inch. A 10 millimeter cannula is approximately how big is a pretzel rod. The smaller ones in use today are about the size of small pretzel sticks. The size of the insertion hole pertains to how big is the cannula found in that area.

The openings of the cannulas may also be different. There are more aggressive cannulas to focus on deeper planes when surgeons need to get more fat out. And there are less aggressive cannulas for focusing on superficial planes, where they don’t want to create indentations. The size used also depends upon the pattern, size, and amount of the openings in the patient’s skin.

Q: Are sutures required after liposuction?

A: True tumescent liposuction is purposely done without suturing the insertion sites. This enables an exit for the fluid, permitting it to drain out. However, many doctors would rather sew the incisions closed with sutures.

Q: Is there scars when suturing isn’t used?

A: You can find scars whether stitches are used or not, but they can often be treated in the future if they bother the patients. In many cases, they are hidden, so no one sees them to begin with.

Points To Remember

The dry technique, with general anesthetic and no injected fluids, had negative effects and is not any longer performed.
The wet technique uses injected fluids and is very safe.
Tumescent liposuction uses injected fluids that cause tissues to swell and allow patients to remain awake through the procedure.
Tumescent anesthetic combines lidocaine to numb and epinephrine (adrenaline) to constrict arteries and minimize bleeding.
Ultrasonic liposuction heats and liquefies fat. The internal form requires special surgical skills; the external form can be used to liquefy fat prior to treatment with tumescent liposuction.
liposuction cannulas can remove fat with syringes or with machine-powered cannulas.
Powered liposuction uses a high-powered cannula that moves backwards and forwards to make fat removal faster and easier.
High-volume liposuction, with removal greater than 4 or 5 5 liters of fat at one session, isn’t recommended.
Different forms of sedation are available, administered orally or by injection.
Cannulas come in different sizes and leave different size insertion openings.
Some surgeons allow insertions sites to drain, while others sew them up with sutures.