What is spot liposuction?
A: That term refers to having liposuction on one little area the person doesn’t like. It is just a very small focus that will require only a little anesthetic. It can also be done after folks 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 could be given in the muscle to deliver narcotics and anti-anxiety medication. They might be distributed by mouth or injected intravenously – the decision is up to health related conditions and the anesthesiologist
Q: Are there many different sizes of cannulas?
A: In the beginning, 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 approximately the size of a pretzel rod. Small ones used today are about the size of the smaller pretzel sticks. The size of the insertion hole relates to the size of the cannula used in that area.
The openings of the cannulas are also 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 want to create indentations. The size used also depends upon the pattern, size, and number 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 prefer to sew the incisions closed with sutures.
Q: Are there scars when suturing is not used?
A: You can find scars whether stitches are used or not, but they can frequently be treated in the future should 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 negative effects and is not any 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 arteries 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 prior to 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, is not recommended.
skymedicalsupplies 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 some sew them up with sutures.