Tumescent Liposuction, Ultrasound Assisted, and Smartlipo

Liposuction is a convenient plastic surgery procedure that eliminates unwanted body fat. Of course, it is not a substitute for regular healthy exercise. An individual that is healthy may opt to undergo liposuction with Orange County board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon Dr. Tony Nakhla at OC Skin Institute.

Liposuction can be performed on various areas of the body. Certainly, the most popular areas are the belly, thighs, and hips. Some people also prefer to reduce the size of their breasts or buttocks with liposuction which is possible. The procedure can be performed with general or local anesthesia.

Types of Liposuction

There are various techniques for liposuction that can be performed and utilized which include:

Tumescent Liposuction

This technique is the most common. During the tumescent liposuction procedure, saline salt water is injected into the body along with lidocaine and epinephrine, which facilitates the suction and removal of fat from the body. With lidocaine and epinephrine, both pain and blood loss is reduced.

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction

During ultrasound liposuction, sound waves rupture the cells of fat.

Smartlipo or Laser-assisted liposuction

Smartlipo is basically laser liposuction. Smartlipo uses a laser to liquefy the fat. During the procedure, a small thin tube in inserted into the fatty targeted areas of the body through an incision. The laser delivers head to the fat cells to melt them. This makes the removal process easy with suction.