What is common to all types of liposuction:
All liposuction procedures today use a form of tumescent anesthesia. Prior to any fat removal, the area is infused with a solution of dilute local anesthesia and adrenaline. This provides a “numb” area and shrinks blood vessels to minimize bleeding.
All Liposuction techniques 1. mobilize fat and 2. remove fat through a long tube ( cannula) connected to vacuum suction.
What are different types of liposuction?
When first introduced in the 1970s, liposuction procedures ( traditional liposuction) depended on the surgeon’s strength to break up the fat. A cannula was moved in and out of the body ( like playing a trombone). Fat was removed but other surrounding vital structures like nerves and blood vessels were injured. This resulted in more swelling, bleeding and recovery.
All contemporary types of liposuction rely on an energy source to mobilize the fat. Power Liposuction or Power-assisted Liposuction uses vibration, Smart Lipo or Laser-assisted Liposuction uses laser heat. VaserLipo or Vaser Liposuction uses ultrasonic energy. Aquashape or Body Jet uses pulsed water energy.
What is the best type of liposuction? Ideally, the best liposuction technique can remove the excess fat, leave a smooth contour and have minimal recovery.
Different people, different fat: Because not everyone has the same kind of fat ( some softer and “fluffy”, others tougher or more fibrous), an expert liposuction surgeon has different types of liposuction for different patients.
Unique Benefits of Aquashape or Water Liposuction?
The “energy” of the water jet is strong enough to mobilize fat but does not injure nerves or blood vessels. No heat means less trauma, less recovery. Continuous water infusion means less bleeding. Next day results show minimal to no bruising. Gentler fat removal translates to: 1. quicker recovery for many patients and 2. the option to be awake for the liposuction procedure. (Learn More)
Unique Benefits of VaserLipo or Vaser Liposuction?
VaserLipo uses ultrasonic energy to emulsify fat prior to suction. The solid ultrasonic probe creates tunnels as fat is broken down, bypassing nerves and blood vessels. The precision of VaserLipo is the foundation of High Definition Liposuction. By precisely removing fat in the superficial layers of the body, curves and shapes can be defined. Muscular definition can be uncovered by thinning the overlying fatty tissue layer.
VaserLipo is the best tool for liposuction revisions, secondary liposuction procedures and very fibrous fat. (Learn More)
What is High Definition Liposuction?
High Definition Liposuction or HDL is not a “type” of liposuction. It is an advanced approach to body sculpting that requires specialized training. Dr. Ditesheim has advanced training in High Definition Liposuction (www.highdefinitionliposuction.com).
High Definition Liposuction or High Definition Body Sculpting is different in three ways:
1. HDL is focused on the body as a whole, rather than removing fat from one or two areas.
2. HDL removes fat closer to the surface to uncover natural muscular definition to give outstanding results.. This creates a three-dimensional canvas highlighting the youthful, athletic features.
3. Fat is added to areas of deficiency to restore or create natural curves or definition.
Liposuction can reduce areas of excess localized fat to improve the body contours of patients. Specific body areas that can be treated include: the belly, waist, love handles, arms, bra roll, back, thighs, and legs.
A flat tummy, a defined waist, a muscular torso are all realistic expectations from expert liposuction in North Carolina. The fat is permanently removed from the body. The liposuction scars are tiny and easily hidden. The recovery after liposuction can be days (for smaller liposuction procedures) and weeks for larger liposuction procedures.
Dr. Ditesheim offers techniques for men on multiple areas of the body and can recommend the option that would be most beneficial for you.