Types of Liposuction

There are various categories of liposuction techniques that a surgeon can use for the medical removal of excess fat. Depending on how invasive you want the surgery to be and the reasons for considering liposuction to begin with, you can choose the different techniques you want to use. For example, some techniques may be more appropriate for cosmetic operations.

Another factor that you can consider is the area that you are extracting the fats from. If the area being treated is larger, then wet techniques would be better to cushion and lubricate that area. Depending on the type of technique used, the cost of surgery, anesthetic requirements, and the expectable recovery time would also vary. Wet technique tends to be more expensive as compared to the dry technique, which is more affordable liposuction.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before deciding on what technique to use. Certain techniques might not be suitable for you because of the types of fluid they inject in your body.

The major differentiating features of the various liposuction techniques are:

  1. the amount of solution that is injected under the skin before liposuction
  2. the use of any additional devices to assist routine liposuction

Some of the more important liposuction techniques are classified below:

Dry liposuction
The dry method does not use any fluid injection at all. However, this technique was abandoned because of the excessive blood loss it caused. Blood composed approximately thirty percent (30%) of the tissue that was removed by liposuction using the dry technique.

Tumescent Technique