Points To Remember Before Having Liposuction Surgery

What is spot liposuction?

A: That term identifies having liposuction on one little area the individual 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 find one tiny section of fat remaining they want removed.

Q: What types of sedation are used for liposuction?

A: Shots could be given in the muscle to deliver narcotics and anti-anxiety medication. They could be distributed 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, that is 1 centimeter, greater than a third of an inch in diameter.

Today, surgeons are using a cannula that’s much smaller, about a sixteenth of an inch. A 10 millimeter cannula is about how big is a pretzel rod. Small ones in use today are about 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. There are more aggressive cannulas to work 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. However, many doctors would rather sew the incisions closed with sutures.

Q: Are there scars when suturing isn’t used?

A: There are scars whether stitches are employed or not, but they can frequently 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 no injected fluids, had unwanted side 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 arteries and minimize bleeding.
Ultrasonic liposuction heats and liquefies fat. The inner 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 uses a 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 orally or by injection.
skymedicalsupplies come in different sizes and leave different size insertion openings.
Some surgeons allow insertions sites to drain, while some sew them up with sutures.