What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a form of cosmetic surgery that is minimally invasive and makes use of laser technology. The main aim of liposuction is to enhance one’s appearance through body contouring.
Liposuction has gone through a lot of changes and improvement since invention. As technology evolves, so does the world. Cosmetic surgery is also not left behind. Through extensive research, liposuction has developed from barbaric to arbaric to sophisticated niques that are less painful, faster as well as yielding better results.
Laser technology is one of the most used technologies in liposuction and techniques, such as SmartLipo liposuction, ProLipo Plus, Precision Tx makes use of this technology.
Brief history of Liposuction
Liposuction was invented in 1974 by two surgeons Dr.Giorgio and Dr.Arpad Fischer who were Italian-Americans. However, it started back in the 1920s when the first liposuction procedure was done on a model and was tragic.
The 1960s saw one European surgeon, Dr. Leon Forrester perform liposuction using primitive curettage techniques to remove fat. This technique led to a lot of bleeding and high morbidity.
It was started in 1982 by Dr.Ilouz. He started a lipolysis that was suction assisted. This technique used fluid, which was infused into the tissues using a blunt cannulae and high vacuum suction.
The tumescent technique then followed, which entailed use of local anesthetic and was done in an office setting. The patients were sedated as opposed to use of general anesthesia. This method however raised concern with matters pertaining to toxicity.
Ultrasound was later introduced to assist in fat removal through liquefying of fat first using ultrasonic energy. This method however resulted in complications.
Over the years and in the recent past, laser tech, which includes thermal lipolysis, has been introduced. Liposuction is evidently getting sophisticated by the day. This means that the more skill is required to perform the procedure.
What does development in liposuction mean?
- Less bleeding
This is because unlike in the traditional liposuction, which was primitive and fat, was removed through cutting, technology has made it possible for thermal lipolysis to be done. This is where fat is melted by being subjected to heat.
- Better results
This is because more fat cells can be reduced. This means that the contouring will have a long lasting effect.
- Less Risky
Modern liposuction is less risky compared to traditional liposuction.
- Shorter recovery period
Thanks to tech, a patient can resume normal duty minutes after treatment, unlike in the past where recovery took time owing to the nature of procedure involved in treatment.
- Fat transfer
This is the removal of fat from one part of the body, then injected to other parts of the body to correct flaws such as wrinkles.
Liposuction is not a weight loss tool and therefore the ideal candidate for liposuction is not one with weight issues but one who is content with their weight. It is also worth noting that before going through the procedure, one should consult with their doctor.