Liposuction is a procedure that is done to suck out excess fat from the body. Having minimum health effects when done correctly, it is quickly becoming the most common cosmetic surgery procedure in the USA. At Discreet Plastic surgeon NYC we offer liposuction among other cosmetic surgery procedures. Our experienced surgeons are well equipped, and they handle the surgeries professionally. We also have the latest technology in the field, and we have handled countless successful Liposuction NYC procedures.
Liposuction is your solution for getting rid of fat cells in areas that do not respond to weight loss exercises. By getting rid of these fat deposits, the body gets the desired natural and sleek look. Though one may tend to believe that this procedure is for women, this is just a misconception as the procedure is beneficial for either sex.
You will first be administered with local or general anesthesia before the procedure begins. The surgeon applies a solution of tumescent is applied on the area to be operated on. The solution serves the purpose of numbing the area as well as ensuring minimum blood loss through bleeding. The choice of anesthesia may depend on the number of areas to be operated on, the amount of fat needed to be removed and also the patient’s comfort and preference. The surgeon uses a cannula, which is a hollow tube, together with a suction device called an aspirator to remove the excess fat.
The technique to be used for the procedure is determined by the amount of fluid to be drained and also whether the fat removed is needed as filler for other parts such as the lips.
This technique uses a vertical vibration motion of the cannula in removing the excess fat. With this technique, the surgeon uses less energy but is able to drain larger amounts of fat. This is the preferred method when a lot of fat removal is involved and also in cases where the harvested fat is for transfer to other areas.
Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction (UAL)
This is an earlier technology that has been used since the 80s. Though earlier versions were reported to cause tissue damage due to ultrasound exposure, new models are far advanced and provide safe procedures for the patient. We are stocked with the latest equipment that meets quality standards to offer the best services to our patients. Depending on the nature of work, the surgeon will know the best technique to use which may vary with different patients. For one, ultrasound assisted liposuction option is suitable to people of a particular skin tone.
Surgeons mostly use this technique when operating on areas where it would be difficult to remove fat. UAL is also used when dealing with areas that are undergoing secondary liposuction.
This is the latest technology in the field, and our Liposuction NYC centers are fully equipped with it. Smartlipo uses laser technology to heat the fat before suctioning to make it easy for removal. After the procedure ends, the lasers are again used to heat the lower part of the skin to enhance skin retraction. This technique is the preferred option for areas with soft skin that doesn’t retract quickly. It is ideal when operating in areas such as the neck, the inner thighs or the upper arms.