What is spot liposuction?
A: That term identifies having liposuction on one little area the person doesn’t like. It is just a very small focus that will require only a little anesthetic. It can also be done after people have had liposuction and find one tiny area of fat remaining they want removed.
Q: What forms of sedation are employed for liposuction?
A: Shots can be given in the muscle to deliver 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: Initially, cannulas were 10 millimeters, which is 1 centimeter, more than a third of an inch in diameter.
Today, surgeons are employing a cannula that is much smaller, about a sixteenth of an inch. A 10 millimeter cannula is about how big is a pretzel rod. The smaller ones used today are about the size of small pretzel sticks. How big is the insertion hole relates to how big is the cannula used in that area.
The openings of the cannulas are also 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 working on superficial planes, where they don’t desire to create indentations. The size used also depends upon the pattern, size, and number 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. But some doctors would rather sew the incisions closed with sutures.
Q: Are 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 should they bother the patients. In many cases, they are hidden, so nobody sees them in the first place.
Points To Remember
The dry technique, with general anesthetic no injected fluids, had unwanted side effects and is not any longer performed.
skymedicalsupplies 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 blood vessels and minimize bleeding.
Ultrasonic liposuction heats and liquefies fat. The internal form requires special surgical skills; the external form may 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 back and forth to create fat removal faster and easier.
High-volume liposuction, with removal of more than 4 or 5 5 liters of fat at one session, is not recommended.
Different forms of sedation are available, administered by mouth or by injection.
Cannulas can be found in different sizes and leave different size insertion openings.
Some surgeons allow insertions sites to drain, while others sew them up with sutures.