POWER ASSISTED LIPOSUCTION
WELL WHAT IS THAT ?
Liposuction Dry -
Liposuction external ultra-sonic
Liposuction internal ultra-sonic
We now have
POWER ASSISTED LIPOSUCTION
In the attempt to make fat removal more
effective, methods and instruments have evolved that have
increase our abilities to remove fat with less bleeding
and with a better chance of a pleasing contour. The instrumentation
has also increased the amount of fat that can be removed
and the smoothness of the skin after removal.
One of the most important aspects of liposuction
surgery is to have skin that is smoother than
it was before the operation. This is not possible
in all cases, but this is our goal.
The most recent development is power assisted liposuction.
In my experience it can allow for the more
complete removal of fat and a better chance for a tighter,
more pleasing skin contour. I use this instrument whenever possible.
Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL) liposuction involves the use of
a rapidly vibrating suction tube or cannula. The cannula used is quite
similar to the ones that we use during traditional liposuction.
However the cannula is hooked to a vibrating machine. The
machine causes the head of the cannula to move back and
forth approximately one-eighth to one-quarter of an inch.
It moves at speeds of three to seven thousand times a minute or more.
This differs from ultrasonic liposuction in that ultrasonic
cannulas vibrate at millions of times a second and the tip
of the cannula moves less than a few thousandths of an inch.
The Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL) instrument / machine
experience has been one of the more beneficial instruments that I have used.
There are less risks in using Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL) machine than when using
equipment. There certainly is a place for both techniques.
The Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL) technique is one that
will be use in most
One of the benefits that I have noticed
is the fact that there is less bleeding.
There is also less tingling and discomfort than when the
internal ultrasonic machine is used. The question arises, is there
a place for internal ultrasonic liposuction? Yes. It has its best
use in very tough tissues such as the hip area and also
in areas of fairly loose, thin skin - such as the medial
thigh area. Ultrasonic liposuction can tighten
the skin and we have seen this. But skin tightening does occur after
Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL). Repeat blunt PAL also tightens the skin
Since skin types differ, skin thickness and response to surgery
differ, your particular situation needs evaluation . You might consider our offer of a
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