Any plastic surgeon in Toronto will explain, Liposuction procedures vary in process, time and technique according to: the location and type of fat to be removed, the physical goals of our patient and the plastic surgeon’s professional recommendation. Thanks to the newly advanced medical technology, we can now experience non-invasive plastic surgery procedures, using lasers and even ultrasound energy. The days of painful stabbing and months of healing ended long ago, for those that chose it.
The newest Liposuction technologies available are listed below:
Laser-Assisted Liposuction: This unique laser-assisted technique literally melts fat using a concentrated laser beam light. The process breaks down fatty tissue with less inflammation, less bruising and less bleeding. This is a safe, semi painless way to lose fat quickly.
PAL (Power Assisted Liposuction): A mechanical cannula moves swiftly, extracting fat with smaller incisions and a more precise and shorter surgical experience.
SAL (Suction Assisted Liposuction): For those that appreciate the original technology, SAL uses a traditional method with a small cannula attached to a pressurized vacuum.
TCAL (Twin Cannula Assisted Liposuction): Two is better than one with twin cannulas. This robotic method removes most of the labor from the plastic surgeon’s part. Patients experience no burning and less scarring with the TCAL procedure.
Tumescent Liposuction: Tumescent fluid is injected into fatty tissue, the plastic surgeon then uses a cannula to suction out the fat. The injected fluid simultaneously causes the blood vessels to contract, resulting in less blood loss and less bruising.
UAL (Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction): This version is unique from lasers and suction. Ultrasound energy stimulates the fatty tissue cells, causing them to rupture and liquefy. They can then be easily extracted. This is perhaps the smoothest, most efficient and least traumatic procedure.
There are many different reasons to get a liposuction procedure, but it is a life choice that shoud be considered, and discussed with a plastic surgeon in Toronto. Never rush into a surgery if it can be helped. Get a consultation to make sure it is the safest, most beneficial path to take in order to reach a physical goal.