Learning The Different Types Of Liposuction

Although diet and exercise are the most effective ways to lose stubborn body fat, they aren’t always 100% effective. Some areas of fat will be more resistant to natural solutions and may cause a lumpy appearance. These are exactly what liposuction aims to fix.

There are many types liposuction. Each procedure works in a unique way and offers its own set of advantages and disadvantages. This will allow you to make the most informed decision for your health.


This is the simplest type of liposuction. This type is performed by making small incisions over the area to suction. To suction out fat cells, a hollow needle (called a cannula) is inserted into these incisions.

Depending on the extent and the way you heal, this recovery process can take between one and three months. You can expect your final results to take up to six to eight months. Many people with lipo recover are able return to normal tasks within a few days.

This type lipo can be used all over the body including the legs, bottom, abdomen, back and arms. It is one of the more precise types of liposuction and most people don’t use it on small areas, like under their chin.

This type if liposuction has the biggest advantage: It is the least expensive. It is also an established procedure and a well-respected one that many doctors are able to perform.

There are many advantages to suction lipo. First, it causes less bleeding than any other liposuction. It’s also easy to control fat so it can cause lumpiness, wrinkles, and other problems. It is common for people to need several treatments to achieve the best results with this type.

One of the biggest advantages to liposuction is the need for general anesthesia. Although modern types of liposuction may be performed with only local anesthesia in most cases, there are many who need to be administered general anesthesia. This brings with it a whole new set of complications and side affects.

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Tumescent simply means “swollen.” Traditional liposuction does not use lidocaine. Lidocaine, which is a powerful anesthetic can cause minor swelling to fat cells. Epinephrine is commonly added because it constricts blood vessels, and can drastically reduce bleeding.

An anesthetic injection is made into the fat cells to cause swelling. To get rid of fat cells, a small needle called the cannula is attached with a suction device.


Ultrasound has already been around for 40 years. Ultrasound can be used as an imaging tool, but also as a treatment.

Ultrasound creates high-frequency sound waves which can produce large amounts of energy in tissues. This can be used to dissolve fat cells. It makes it much easier to use suction.

Ultrasound assisted liposuction often is used in areas with harder fats. Although people will experience some minor blistering or burns, the recovery process is similar to tumescent.

LiposuctionNYCwill gladly consult with patients to determine which procedure is best for them. To learn more about getting the body you want contact us.