Liposuction is the technique used to suction the fatty deposits from certain body parts that refuse to disappear completely in spite of exercising and dieting. It is now just about the most sought after methods of removing excess surplus fat. Although a relatively safe procedure, liposuction methods are constantly being fine tuned to boost the results. The most common areas of fat removal are the thighs, the stomach and the buttocks.
Several people claim to have invented the liposuction procedure, which makes the history just a little difficult to decipher. There’s some sketchy information available stating that liposuction was initially attempted in the first 1920’s with less than satisfactory results. Supposedly, Charles Dujarier, a surgeon in France, performed the task on a model from Paris who later died due to gangrene complications. This ended the method of removing fat by suction for many years.
Liposuction again came to the forefront in the year 1974. This time it was reinvented by Dr. Georgio Fischer and his son, Dr. Georgio Fischer, Jr., both Italian gynecologists. Utilizing an electric rotating scalpel they were able to cut fat tissue out from the body through small incisions which were made. The tool used was basically an oscillating blade in the cannula, or a thin tube created from metal. The fat cells were essentially destroyed and alongside bits of tissue and blood, were taken off the body by suction. Not as evolved as it is today, the method nonetheless paved just how for modern liposuction methods.
Unfortunately, many early attempts at liposuction resulted in patients experiencing side effects such as for example profuse bleeding, numbness that became permanent and less than perfect results in the area where in fact the fat had been removed. Different surgeons started to develop their own special ways of liposuction techniques. During the 70’s and 80’s liposuction was constantly being revised and fine tuned. Different equipment was used including various oscillating blades inside metal cannulas, and even bladeless cannulas were tried. The downside to these attempts was that the patient was the main one who became a guinea pig for these newer methods, and suffered the results if the procedure didn’t are expected.
In the entire year 1977, the blunt tipped cannula was introduced by Dr. Yves-Gerard of France. Less bleeding occurred, and nerves and arteries weren’t damaged in the way of the older methods. It made it much easier for the fat to be manipulated. The recovery time after surgery was much shorter, and post-operative discomfort was reduced. With much less loss of blood there were far fewer complications to be concerned about. The liposuction procedures were far from perfect as of yet, but the results were better than they had been in earlier years. The surgery stayed performed in this manner for quite some time.
In 1985, liposuction underwent a new change with the invention of the Tumescent method produced by Dr. Jeffrey Kline from California. Dr. Kline, a dermatologist, figured out how to enable patients to possess liposuction with only local anesthesia. There was much less bleeding, and the skin didn’t seem to be as dimpled as it once would have been. The cannula was much smaller and more slender compared to the one used prior to this time around. The surgeon was better able to ‘sculpt’ the area. Microcannulas used in Tumescent liposuction remove less fat per minute that a larger cannula, but the fat removal is much smoother and the volume greater.
In 1987, UAL liposuction was developed by Dr. Michelle Zocchi. UAL means ultrasonic assisted liposuction, which offered a more refined method of fat removal. The cannula was further low in size by 1998, being concerning the diameter of a small straw. This allowed for the task to be done significantly less invasively and resulted in a more satisfying appearance once the surgery was finished. The bleeding was minimal and recovery time was reduced to a matter of a couple weeks.
Areas of Enhancement
In the entire year 21st century, liposuction is really a relatively routine procedure performed every day for both women and men alike, worldwide. The procedure is performed in a hospital or perhaps a clinic by a qualified surgeon. Either simplyrenting or local anesthesia can be used for sedation or numbing.
A number of different methods or techniques are now used for performing a liposuction procedure. The tumescent procedure is the most popular but other methods can be found. They are the Wet or Super Wet Technique, the UAL, Vaser Liposuction, PAL or power assisted lipo, LAL or laser assisted lipolysis, SmartLipo, CoolLipo, ProLipo Plus, LipoLite, LipoThereme ans LipoControl, and Water Jet Assisted Liposuction. The Tumescent method however, remains the most preferred by liposuction patients and surgeons alike.
Liposuction has developed from the first stages of fat removal techniques that often carried great risk to the patient, to an everyday procedure with little unwanted effects, less pain, reduced recovery time, and satisfying results. Thousands of people are embracing liposuction as a method of removing unwanted fat from various body parts in the end conventional methods have failed. It is no longer considered to be a ‘risky’ procedure. Patients have extra fat deposits removed from the more prevalent areas like stomach and thighs, to certain parts of the face like the cheeks, jowls and the neck. Men who have fatty deposits in the chest area that produce a ‘breast-like’ effect reap the benefits of having liposuction performed on these areas.
Who is going for Liposuction?
Many people mistakenly think that liposuction may be the cure all that can reduce a person’s weight, as soon as performed can give an individual a slim and beautiful body. Liposuction will not make a fat person slim. It is a procedure that corrects abnormal body figures. Subsequently, exercise and a good eating plan is the recommended approach to choice for general weight loss, and only when there are particular areas that need further attention is liposuction likely to be an effective method for removal of fat in those areas. The procedures involved have already been fine tuned and perfected through the years with results being nothing lacking dramatic. Modern equipment and innovative methods make liposuction the ideal choice for improving your overall appearance and bringing about a new you.
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