In many circumstances, people will try to do anything in order to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat around some parts of their body. Some people opt to carry out exercises while others go on regular exercise routines to get back in shape. However, not everyone gets the results he or she wants from going through all this trouble. Some fat deposits, especially around the abdomen, the thighs and chin, will not just budge by dieting and exercising.

Because they still want to maintain youthful looks and stay healthy, many of these people then opt to go for different procedures to help then get rid of the stubborn pockets of fat. One of the most preferred and safest procedures to take away the fat and leave you with a healthy looking and youthful look is liposuction.   Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world go through liposuction procedures every year.

On this page, we will take you through on some of the different liposuction procedures.  The market has so many liposuction options that it gets confusing for patients on which one to choose from. What makes it even more difficult to choose which method is better than the other is that the studies that give comparisons of the different methods are also very limited. They however have one thing in common. All the methods remove fat tissues from the body. Whatever method you chose to go with, remember the most important thing to consider is the safety and the reputation of the clinic you visit for the procedure.   Who performs the liposuction matters a lot because your life depends on how effective the surgeon is. Remember, only qualified surgeons who are familiar with deep skin anatomy can carry out the procedure. Others without proper training may put your life at risk if you allow them to carry out a liposuction procedure on you.

Below is a short preview of some of the most common types of liposuction

  • Laser liposuction is one of the safest and most popular types of liposuction methods in the market today. The laser method destroys adipose cell membranes in the body to get rid of fat. This procedure is best suited for people with loose skin because it also helps to improve the elasticity of the skin. It takes about 3 months after the procedure for the skin to gain more than 25% of elasticity after losing more than 15% shrinkage. Laser procedure takes a very short time to perform and uses thermal energy to liquefy any fat cells in the body.   The pros of the laser procedure are tightening the skin, helps in blood coagulation, faster recovery periods, very safe to use, less bruising and less invasive.      The cons may be risk of thermal injury and probable burns but these only occur if a surgeon with little knowledge about the procedure carries out the procedure.
  • Ultrasound assisted liposuction  Also known as the vaser liposuction, ultrasound assisted liposuction is another popular method that breaks up fatty cells to leave a fat free body tissue. Small incisions are inserted into the body using a low frequency ultra-sound device. This device attached to a cannula produces sound energy that emulsifies the fat. After this, a suction tube, sucks out the fat. This procedure works best for the flanks and the back.   The pros and cons of this procedure are reduction of swellings, bruises, blood loss, skin tightening for the pros and probably nerve damage, scarring and burning for the cons.
  • Tumescent liposuction  This kind of liposuction procedure uses large amounts of anesthetic fluid to make the targeted tissues to swell. Once the tissues swell, the fat is then removed. The procedure is very delicate and requires a very skilled surgeon.  The proof this procedure is that if done well, it gets rid of all the fat, leaving the patient with a well-toned skin and no fat deposits. The other side is that it is an extremely delicate operation and any simple mistake would be fatal.
  • Power assisted liposuction  This procedure is best suited for people with large amounts of fat that need removal. A vibrating special cannula helps to break up the fatty tissues before scooping the fat out using suction tube. The pros of this procedure are it helps to remove large volumes of fat fast without too much effort from the surgeon. The cons are that it uses additional equipment, which make the whole procedure slightly more costly than other procedures.
  • High definition liposuction  Also known as the “Six Pack AB” procedure or the “Abdominal Etching” procedure, this method focuses on defining the abdominal and torso muscles. The liposuction is selective and very superficial. Majority of the people that undergo this type of liposuction want to enhance their muscles mostly with fat grafting.      One of the advantages of this procedure is that it gives the body a good shape.      The downside is that it takes more time to recover and the procedure to carry out the operation is both tedious and long. It is an expensive method and requires highly experienced surgeons.

All the above methods of liposuction are safe if performed by highly qualified surgeons. Every different method uses different tools to achieve the required results. If you are not sure about the method that best suits you, you should do a thorough background check and ask questions. Remember it is your health at stake and you need to go to the best-qualified surgeon.

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