Liposuction is one of the most versatile cosmetic procedures with many different methods to remove fat. The traditional and most widely performed type of liposuction is with a cannula and injections of tumescent fluid, sometimes assisted by an ultrasound. This method evolved from earlier forms of liposuction that used tubes and cannulas to suck out the fat cells. Dr. Jonov and Dr. Santos use tumescent liposuction often during surgical liposuction procedures and other cosmetic surgeries like tummy tucks, facial fat transfer, and facelifts.
Less invasive and non-surgical forms of liposuction also exist. For those worried about a double chin, Kybella is an injectable that can slowly dissolve submental fat. Laser liposuction was revolutionized in the 1990s. It continues to be practiced throughout the world as a minimally invasive form of lipo. Fat removed during laser liposuction is not viable for fat transfer. However, making the procedure not suitable for those wanting a Brazilian butt lift or other similar procedure.
Ultrasound assisted liposuction, as mentioned above, can supplement surgical liposuction to make it less invasive and reduce side effects. The fat from ultrasonic lipo is viable for transfer and one of the most modern types of liposuction.
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