Variations of Fat Removal and Liposuction Surgery

by GuestPoster on June 24, 2010

There are many variations to the cosmetic surgery procedure known as liposuction which is the removal of unwanted body fat through suction. Many patients are also benefiting from non surgical alternatives to liposuction for smaller scaled procedures. These surgical and non surgical variations offer more options so there is something for every rational desire. The different surgical techniques range from laser liposuction to ultrasonic liposuction while the most popular non surgical treatments involve a chemical injection.

Laser liposuction utilizes laser technology by guiding the laser through a tiny fiber optic. As the heat of the laser literally melts fat cells the suction tube removes the liquefied fat. It is a very precise way to remove body while minimizing the amount of damage caused to the surrounding tissue. For small procedures that require detailing of the treatment area, laser liposuction is a great option for many patients.

Ultrasonic liposuction or UAL, is a sort of procedure that makes use of high-pitched or ultrasonic sound waves to turn fat deposits to liquid in a particular region of the body so that it will be easier to remove. UAL is a type of liposuction that is commonly used in hard to reach or boney areas of the body including the neck, chin, cheeks, calves, ankles and knee liposuction. Both laser liposuction and ultrasonic liposuction can be used as a supplement to traditional techniques and provide more detailed sculpting of the treatment area.

Then there are non surgical options which are minimally invasive but are limited to treating only tiny deposits of fat. Since there is no surgical procedure to remove the body fat after it has been liquefied or broken down the treatment relies on the body’s natural waste elimination process to remove the fat. With the injection technique a chemical designed to break down fatty tissue is injected directly into the area. It is a great solution for people who want to eliminate very small areas of fat and results can be amplified through successive treatment sessions.

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