What is spot liposuction?
A: That term identifies having liposuction on one little area the person 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 area of fat remaining 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 could be given by mouth or injected intravenously – the choice is up to the physician 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 employing a cannula that’s 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 the smaller pretzel sticks. How big is the insertion hole relates to the size of the cannula used in that area.
The openings of the cannulas may also be different. You can find 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 allows an exit for the fluid, permitting it to drain out. However, many 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 to begin with.
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 quite 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.
skymedicalsupplies 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.
Surgeons 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 greater than four or five 5 liters of fat at one session, is not recommended.
Different forms of sedation are available, administered by mouth or by injection.
Cannulas come in different sizes and leave different size insertion openings.
Some surgeons allow insertions sites to drain, while some sew them up with sutures.