What is spot liposuction?
A: That term refers to having liposuction on one little area the person doesn’t like. It is a very small focus that requires only a little anesthetic. It is also done after people have had liposuction and find one tiny section of fat remaining they want removed.
Q: What types of sedation are employed for liposuction?
A: Shots can be given in the muscle to deliver narcotics and anti-anxiety medication. They can be distributed by mouth or injected intravenously – the choice 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 how big is a pretzel rod. Small ones used today are concerning the size of small pretzel sticks. simplyrenting of the insertion hole relates to the size of the cannula found in that area.
The openings of the cannulas are also different. You can find more aggressive cannulas to work on deeper planes when surgeons need to get more fat out. And there are less aggressive cannulas for focusing 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. However, many 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 should they bother the patients. Oftentimes, 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 no longer performed.
The wet technique uses injected fluids and is quite safe.
Tumescent liposuction uses injected fluids that cause tissues to swell and allow 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 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 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 others sew them up with sutures.