Which Type of Liposuction Is Right for You?

Published on: November 25, 2016

If you are considering using liposuction to help sculpt your body, you have more choices available than ever before. Advances in cosmetic surgery have created different options to help those looking to remove stubborn fat from problem areas. Choosing the right type of liposuction is crucial to get the results you desire. Here are three of the options available through some of the more experienced plastic surgeon clinics.

  • Body jet liposuction. This method of liposuction uses both tumescent fluid and sterile water injections to loosen the fat in the desired area for easier removal. The fat removed can also be used for fat transfer to other areas of the body.
  • Tumescent liposuction. One of the more common options, tumescent liposuction uses the tumescent fluid to enlarge the fat cells for easier removal and less bleeding and pain.
  • Ultrasound assisted liposuction. Using external ultrasonic energy, fat cells are targeted to help liquefy them, making them easier to remove without harming the surrounding tissue. When performed by an experienced plastic surgeon that is familiar with this technique, this method can also tighten the skin in the area for a more toned appearance.

Each method has its pros and cons, depending on where your problem areas are, how much fat needs to be removed and how much you are willing to spend. To find out which is the best option for your needs, seek the advice of a plastic surgeon that offers all three options. He can discuss the benefits of each for your situation and offer you suggestions on which will most likely get the results you are hoping to achieve.

Posted on behalf of:
Hunter Moyer, MD
1400 Northside Forsyth Dr.  #390
Cumming, GA 30041
(404)  250-3393

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