What is spot liposuction?
A: That term identifies 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 is also done after people have had liposuction and discover one tiny section of fat remaining they want removed.
Q: What types of sedation are used for liposuction?
A: Shots can be given in the muscle to provide narcotics and anti-anxiety medication. They are often distributed by mouth or injected intravenously – the decision is up to health related conditions 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 using a cannula that’s much smaller, about a sixteenth of an inch. A 10 millimeter cannula is about the size of a pretzel rod. The smaller ones used today are about the size of small pretzel sticks. How big is the insertion hole pertains to the size of the cannula found in that area.
skymedicalsupplies of the cannulas may also be different. There are more aggressive cannulas to focus on deeper planes when surgeons want to get more fat out. And there are less aggressive cannulas for working on superficial planes, where they don’t really desire to create indentations. The size used also depends on 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. But some 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 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 to begin with.
Points To Remember
The dry technique, with general anesthetic and no injected fluids, had unwanted side effects and is not any longer performed.
The wet technique uses injected fluids and is very 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 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, 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 others sew them up with sutures.