Anyone initially considering this dramatic fat loss surgery inevitably has questions regarding the different types of available Liposuction procedures as the Internet returns vast amounts of varying information that can make it challenging to get quick answers.
What is Power Assisted Liposuction
Ultrasound, SmartLipo and Water Assisted Liposuction make up part of the proven choices for this procedure. Another popular mechanism among plastic surgeons for Liposuction is the Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL) method. Generally, fat is removed by a hollow suctioning wand called a canula through back and forth movements by a qualified doctor. The process can be tiring, especially if there is a large amount of fatty tissue to remove. With PAL, the canula uses a specialized mechanical tip to create fast vibrations that quickly break up the cell walls of fat. The surgeon has greater precision in removing desired areas of fat without causing possible damage to surrounding body tissue and nerve vessels while exerting less effort.
One of the noteworthy benefits to using PAL is the ability to treating problem areas. The inner thighs, belly and breast areas among men are often difficult to sculpt. PAL allows for greater precision to remove fat while contouring these problematic regions on the body. The procedure time is quicker when compared to traditional liposuction as well. Developing open air bacterial infection is also lessened from the faster operation.
It is important to know that Liposuction carries some drawback risks. Because of age, body type and sex, everyone will heal differently. While recovery time can range from a week to a month, it can take up to six months for swelling to subside. Bleeding, bruising and lingering pain is always associated with all liposuction procedures.
Depending on the Liposuction procedure performed the surgery costs around $2000 on a national average. The compounded ‘physical’ price one must pay for Liposuction appears to be worth it. Despite the healing drawback risks, Liposuction remains one of the top five dominating plastic surgeries performed today. In 2011, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that there were 205,000 thousand Liposuction surgical procedures performed (a 1% increase over 2010).
This procedure always provides the desired result: effective and dramatic weight loss.