What is spot liposuction?
A: That term identifies having liposuction on one little area the individual doesn’t like. This can be a very small focus that requires only a little anesthetic. It can also be done after folks have had liposuction and find one tiny section of fat remaining they want removed.
Q: What forms of sedation are employed for liposuction?
A: Shots can be given in the muscle to provide narcotics and anti-anxiety medication. They may be distributed by mouth or injected intravenously – the choice is up to health related conditions and the anesthesiologist
Q: Are there many different sizes of cannulas?
A: In the beginning, cannulas were 10 millimeters, which is 1 centimeter, greater than a third of an inch in diameter.
Today, surgeons are using a cannula that is much smaller, about a sixteenth of an inch. A 10 millimeter cannula is about the size of a pretzel rod. The smaller ones used today are about the size of the smaller pretzel sticks. The size of the insertion hole pertains to how big is the cannula used 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 you can find less aggressive cannulas for focusing on superficial planes, where they don’t really 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 allows an exit for the fluid, permitting it to drain out. But some doctors would rather sew the incisions closed with sutures.
Q: Are there scars when suturing is not used?
A: You can find scars whether stitches are employed or not, but they can often be treated in the future should they bother the patients. In many cases, they are hidden, so no-one sees them in the first place.
Points To Remember
The dry technique, with general anesthetic and no injected fluids, had unwanted side effects and is no longer performed.
The wet technique uses injected fluids and is very safe.
simplyrenting injected fluids that cause tissues to swell and allow patients to remain awake during the procedure.
Tumescent anesthetic combines lidocaine to numb and epinephrine (adrenaline) to constrict blood vessels and minimize bleeding.
Ultrasonic liposuction heats and liquefies fat. The inner form requires special surgical skills; the external form can be used to liquefy fat prior to treatment with tumescent liposuction.
Surgeons can remove fat with syringes or with machine-powered cannulas.
Powered liposuction runs on the high-powered cannula that moves backwards and forwards to make fat removal faster and easier.
High-volume liposuction, with removal of more than 4 or 5 5 liters of fat at one session, isn’t recommended.
Different forms of sedation can be found, 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.