At City Clinic there are several different techniques to perform safe liposuction. We will gladly take the time to offer you a professional, extensive and realistic consultation. The first consultation at The City Clinic is always free and noncommittal. Contact us now.
Surgical liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or simply lipo, is a cosmetic surgery operation that removes fat from many different sites on the human body. Areas affected can range from the abdomen, thighs and buttocks, to the neck, backs of the arms and elsewhere.
Liposuction procedure steps
Step 1 – Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include local anesthesia, intravenous sedation, and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
Step 2 – The incision
Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions.
Step 3 – See the results
Your improved body contour will be apparent once the swelling and fluid retention commonly experienced following liposuction subside.
First, diluted local anesthesia is infused to reduce bleeding and trauma. Then a thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted through the incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back and forth motion. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula.
During your liposuction recovery, a compression garment or elastic bandages may cover treatment areas once your procedure is completed. These help to control swelling and compress the skin to your new body contours.
In addition, small temporary drains may be placed in existing incisions beneath the skin to remove any excess blood or fluid.
You will be given specific instructions that may include:
- How to care for the surgical site and drains
- Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection
- Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health
- When to follow up with your plastic surgeon
Body-Jet – water-assisted liposuction
Body-Jet liposuction uses highly concentrated water applied in pulsed sequence to dislodge fat cells, making them easier to remove. This water-assisted liposuction method prevents damage to surrounding connective tissue and blood vessels, and it minimizes trauma to the treatment region.
The water solution used for your Body-Jet liposuction treatment contains epinephrine and lidocaine, ensuring maximum comfort throughout your procedure. Bruising and swelling is minimal, and you will be able to resume normal activities right away.
Body-Jet liposuction can be used to remove fat from just about any region of your body, including the:
- Back and flanks
- Male breast
Body Jet liposuction can also be used with fat transfer procedures since this technique ensures fat cells aren’t damaged during removal. As a result, you will benefit from having superior fat cells inserted into other areas of your body that require plumping or sculpting, such as the buttocks, face, or hands.
Benefits of Body Jet Liposuction
Body Jet liposuction is one of the safest techniques for removing targeted pockets of fat.
Other benefits include:
- No general anesthesia or IV sedation required
- Minimal downtime — resume normal activities the next day
- More gentle than other liposuction techniques
- Minimal pain or discomfort
- Customized treatment plan allows us to achieve very precise results
- Smaller instruments are used, resulting in less bruising and swelling
- Multiple areas can be treated during a single session
- The quality of fat removed remains very high, enabling it to be used to sculpt and plump other areas of your body
- The first results will be seen in days, not months
With BodyTite it’s now possible to achieve both substantial fat reduction and body firming results. Bodytite is the most effective mini-invasive single treatment with minimum downtime and great, permanent results.
RFAL stands for Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction and is Invasix’s proprietary technology that combines suction, radiofrequency and a body tightening mechanism. Radiofrequency is a highly reliable energy source that has been used in several medical applications for almost 100 years, such electrosurgical devices used for tissue coagulation.
We will gladly take the time to offer you a professional, extensive and realistic consultation. The first consultation at The City Clinic is always free and noncommittal. Contact us now.