All liposuction is essentially suction-assisted
lipectomy (SAL) - the removal of fat from the body through the assistance of
some form of suction. Fat removal involves the use of a cannula
(which is a thin hollow tube that is inserted below the skin) to manually loosen
Suction is applied through the cannula to remove the fat from the
body with specialized vacuum powered equipment. For small localized areas
such as the face or to harvest fat for grafting, suction may be manual, using a
large syringe attached to the cannula.
Improvements in SAL include the ability to use
smaller cannulas, thereby leading to smaller incisions and more precisely
sculpted contours. This is made possible by accompanying SAL with
specialized techniques, mainly tumescent
and ultrasound assistance.
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ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF SUCTION ASSISTED LIPOSUCTION
Suction Assisted Liposuction:
This method of liposuction is the least
expensive to perform and yet one of the most widely used procedures.
of Suction Assisted Liposuction include: