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 will require only a little anesthetic. It can also be done after people have had liposuction and discover one tiny area of fat remaining that they want removed.

Q: What forms of sedation are employed 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 the physician and the anesthesiologist

Q: Are there a variety of sizes of cannulas?

A: Initially, cannulas were 10 millimeters, that is 1 centimeter, more 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 approximately 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 the size of the cannula used in that area.

The openings of the cannulas are also different. You can find more aggressive cannulas to focus on deeper planes when surgeons want to get more fat out. And you can find less aggressive cannulas for working on superficial planes, where they don’t want to create indentations. The size used also depends on 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: Is there scars when suturing is not used?

A: There are 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 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 quite safe.
Tumescent liposuction uses 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 arteries 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 ahead of 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 greater than four or five 5 liters of fat at one session, is not recommended.
Different forms of sedation can be found, administered by mouth or by injection.
Cannulas come in different sizes and leave different size insertion openings.
simplyrenting allow insertions sites to drain, while others sew them up with sutures.