Dec
07

Points To Remember Before Having Liposuction Surgery

What is spot liposuction?

A: That term refers to 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 folks have had liposuction and find one tiny area of fat remaining they want removed.

Q: What forms of sedation are employed for liposuction?

A: Shots can be given in the muscle to deliver narcotics and anti-anxiety medication. They may be given 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: In the beginning, cannulas were 10 millimeters, which is 1 centimeter, more than a third of an inch in diameter.

Today, surgeons are using a cannula that’s much smaller, in regards to a sixteenth of an inch. A 10 millimeter cannula is approximately the size of a pretzel rod. The smaller ones in use today are concerning the size of small pretzel sticks. The size of the insertion hole relates to the size of the cannula used in that area.

skymedicalsupplies of the cannulas may also be different. There are more aggressive cannulas to work 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 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 enables 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: You can find 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 in the first place.

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 through 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 can be used to liquefy fat ahead of 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 make 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 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 some sew them up with sutures.