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What Are Liposuction Types?

Liposuction is one of the miracle cosmetic practices of modern times. Many people are thinking about receiving this treatment, but the number of methods confuses their minds. Believe it or not, there are a dozen liposuction types on the market. So, we wanted to describe each with brief descriptions.

Suction Assisted Liposuction

It is also known as the dry technique and is ideal for fat removal up to 100 mL or less. As the name suggests, it uses the suction method to remove fat.

Wet Liposuction

A special fluid is injected into the operation area to break the fat cells. It provides better results when combined with epinephrine, which decreases blood loss.

Tumescent Liposuction

This one limits the bleeding and is performed without any pain. In addition to this, it minimizes the risk of blood clotting.

Super Wet Technique

It is usually performed under general anesthesia or additional sedation. The blood loss in this technique is limited to between 1% and 4%.

Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction

The surgeon uses ultrasound vibrations to break the fat cells in the operation area before he or she uses the suction method to remove the fat.

Power-Assisted Liposuction

This is very similar to suction-assisted liposuction. However, the main difference is the movement of the cannula.

Water Assisted Liposuction

This technique includes the insertion of a fan-shaped water jet under the skin. This allows an easier suction of the fat for both surgeons and patients.

Twin Cannula Liposuction

Surgeons use two cannulas in this technique. While one of them disturbs the fat cells, the other one aspires to them.

Laser-Assisted Liposuction

In this technique, surgeons benefit from the laser to break the fat cells under the skin. It also allows the use of a smaller cannula or drainage tube.

Radiofrequency-Assisted Liposuction

This is the newest technique, which uses thermal energy to break the fat cells before the removal.

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