Points To Remember Before Having Liposuction Surgery

What is spot liposuction?

A: That term refers to having liposuction using one little area the person doesn’t like. It is just a very small focus that requires only a little anesthetic. It can also be done after people have had liposuction and discover one tiny section 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 a variety of sizes of cannulas?

A: In the beginning, cannulas were 10 millimeters, that is 1 centimeter, more 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 approximately how big is 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 how big is 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 you can find less aggressive cannulas for focusing 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 allows an exit for the fluid, permitting it to drain out. However, many 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 employed or not, but they can often be treated in the future should they bother the patients. Oftentimes, they are hidden, so nobody sees them to begin with.

Points To Remember

The dry technique, with general anesthetic no injected fluids, had negative 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 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 may be used to liquefy fat prior to treatment with tumescent liposuction.
skymedicalsupplies 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 four or five 5 liters of fat at one session, isn’t 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 some sew them up with sutures.