What is spot liposuction?

A: That term identifies having liposuction using one little area the person doesn’t like. This is a very small focus that requires only a little anesthetic. It is also done after folks have had liposuction and discover one tiny section of fat remaining they want removed.

Q: What forms of sedation are used for liposuction?

A: Shots can be given in the muscle to provide narcotics and anti-anxiety medication. They can be given 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: 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. The smaller ones used today are about the size of the smaller pretzel sticks. The size of the insertion hole pertains 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 there are 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 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. But some doctors would rather sew the incisions closed with sutures.

Q: Are there scars when suturing is not used?

A: There are scars whether stitches are employed or not, but they can frequently 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 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 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 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 backwards and forwards to create fat removal faster and easier.
High-volume liposuction, with removal greater than 4 or 5 5 liters of fat at one session, is not recommended.
simplyrenting of sedation are available, administered orally or by injection.
Cannulas come in different sizes and leave different size insertion openings.
Some surgeons allow insertions sites to drain, while others sew them up with sutures.