We are sure that almost everybody in the world will have heard of liposuction before, but beyond the name of the procedure and knowing the overall aim, how much do you actually know about the different types and variations of the treatment? Thanks to all of the fast-moving developments in medical science and technology, liposuction that might have been performed 20 years ago is a far cry from the kind of liposuction that you might expect to receive in 2022 and beyond. With this in mind, here are some descriptions of the different types of lipo that you might choose to undergo with the best liposuction surgeons in Los Angeles.
Suction Assisted Liposuction
This is the ‘classic’ type of lipo that you might be most familiar with, where the surgeon makes small incisions in key areas and then uses a cannula to dislodge and suction the fat cells away from the body.
This is currently one of the most popular forms of lipo across the world as it is less invasive than the suction-assisted methods. Using a local anesthetic, the fat is liquified in your body with ultrasound technology and then removed using a needle rather than a cannula. This method encourages the skin to retract more quickly, which means that there is less swelling associated with Vaser.
High Definition Liposuction
This is a specific type of lipo that focuses on removing fat cells and at the same time enhancing muscle definition on the selected body part. Those who are trying to achieve a ‘shredded’ appearance might want to consider HD lipo, as it performs advanced body contouring that other types of liposuction are not designed to achieve. HD lipo is more appropriate for a patient who has already lost a great deal of weight and fat on their own and wants to consider surgery for those final, fine-tuning touches to give them their dream body.
Power Assisted Liposuction
Sometimes referred to as simply PAL, this is a type of lipo that is similar to suction-assisted lipo, with the difference being that the cannula used has a vibrating tip which helps to break down the fat more effectively, making it easier and less traumatic the body to remove. There is less swelling and bruising associated with PAL compared to suction assisted, but it isn’t as effective or non-invasive as the Vaser liposuction option. It all depends on what you need and what your budget is.
If you want to explore your options further with the best liposuction surgeons in Los Angeles, then look no further than the Venice Beach Surgical Center. Dr. Rojas is one of the most experienced surgeons in the entire city, and his team of dedicated professionals alongside him at the clinic make it one of the leading institutions for lipo in the whole of Los Angeles. Book a consultation ASAP and we can start the ball rolling on a procedure that can really change your life for the better!