What is spot liposuction?
A: That term identifies having liposuction using one little area the individual doesn’t like. This is a very small focus that will require only a little anesthetic. It is also done after people have had liposuction and discover one tiny area of fat remaining that they want removed.
Q: What forms of sedation are used for liposuction?
A: Shots could be given in the muscle to deliver narcotics and anti-anxiety medication. They might be distributed by mouth or injected intravenously – the decision 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, 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. Small ones in use today are concerning the size of small pretzel sticks. How big is the insertion hole relates 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 you can find less aggressive cannulas for working 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 prefer to 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 quite safe.
Tumescent liposuction uses injected fluids that cause tissues to swell and invite 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 internal form requires special surgical skills; the external form can be used to liquefy fat ahead of treatment with tumescent liposuction.
simplyrenting can remove fat with syringes or with machine-powered cannulas.
Powered liposuction uses a high-powered cannula that moves backwards and forwards to create fat removal faster and easier.
High-volume liposuction, with removal of more than four or five 5 liters of fat at one session, isn’t recommended.
Different forms of sedation are available, administered orally 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.