What is spot liposuction?
A: That term refers to having liposuction using one little area the person doesn’t like. This is a very small focus that requires only a little anesthetic. It is also done after people have had liposuction and find one tiny area of fat remaining they want removed.
simplyrenting : What forms of sedation are used for liposuction?
A: Shots can be given in the muscle to provide narcotics and anti-anxiety medication. They can be distributed by mouth or injected intravenously – the decision is up to health related conditions 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 is much smaller, about a sixteenth of an inch. A 10 millimeter cannula is about how big is a pretzel rod. The smaller ones in use 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 may also be 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 focusing on superficial planes, where they don’t really desire 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: Is there scars when suturing isn’t used?
A: There are 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 nobody sees them in the first place.
Points To Remember
The dry technique, with general anesthetic and no injected fluids, had negative effects and is no longer performed.
The wet technique uses injected fluids and is very safe.
Tumescent liposuction uses injected fluids that cause tissues to swell and allow patients to remain awake through 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 may 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 backwards and forwards to make fat removal faster and easier.
High-volume liposuction, with removal greater than 4 or 5 5 liters of fat at one session, isn’t recommended.
Different forms of sedation can be found, administered by mouth 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.