Liposuction is the technique used to suction the fatty deposits from certain body parts that refuse to disappear completely in spite of dieting and exercising. It is now one of the sought after ways of removing excess surplus fat. Although a relatively safe procedure, liposuction methods are constantly being fine tuned to improve the results. The most frequent areas of fat removal will be 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 first attempted in the first 1920’s with less than satisfactory results. Supposedly, Charles Dujarier, a surgeon in France, performed the procedure on a model from Paris who later died because of gangrene complications. This ended the technique of removing fat by suction for quite some time.
Liposuction again found the forefront in the entire year 1974. This time it was reinvented by Dr. Georgio Fischer and his son, Dr. Georgio Fischer, Jr., both Italian gynecologists. Using an electric rotating scalpel these were in a position to cut fat tissue from the body through small incisions which were made. The tool used was basically an oscillating blade inside a cannula, or perhaps a thin tube made 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 since it is today, the technique nonetheless paved the way 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 very poor results in the area where the fat have been removed. Different surgeons started to develop their own special ways of liposuction techniques. Through 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 also bladeless cannulas were tried. The downside to these attempts was that the individual was the one who became a guinea pig for these newer methods, and suffered the results if the procedure didn’t work as expected.
In the entire year 1977, the blunt tipped cannula was introduced by Dr. Yves-Gerard of France. Less bleeding occurred, and nerves and blood vessels weren’t damaged in the form of the older methods. It made it much easier for the fatty tissue to be manipulated. The recovery time after surgery was much shorter, and post-operative discomfort was reduced. With much less loss of blood there have been far fewer complications to take into account. The liposuction procedures were far from perfect as of yet, but the results were better than they had experienced earlier years. The surgery continued to be performed in this manner for several years.
In 1985, liposuction underwent a new change with the invention of the Tumescent method developed by Dr. simplyrenting from California. Dr. Kline, a dermatologist, figured out how to enable patients to have liposuction with only local anesthesia. There was much less bleeding, and the skin didn’t seem to be as dimpled as it once could have been. The cannula was much smaller and much more slender compared to the one used prior to this time. The surgeon was better in a position to ‘sculpt’ the area. Microcannulas used in Tumescent liposuction remove less fat per minute that a larger cannula, however the fat removal is much smoother and the volume greater.
In 1987, UAL liposuction originated by Dr. Michelle Zocchi. UAL means ultrasonic assisted liposuction, which offered a more refined method of fatty tissue removal. The cannula was further reduced in size by 1998, being concerning the diameter of a little straw. This allowed for the procedure to be done much less invasively and resulted in a far more satisfying appearance when the surgery was finished. The bleeding was minimal and recovery time was reduced to a matter of a few weeks.
Areas of Enhancement
In the year 21st century, liposuction is a relatively routine procedure performed on a regular basis for both women and men alike, worldwide. The procedure is conducted in a hospital or perhaps a clinic by way of a qualified surgeon. Either general or local anesthesia is used for sedation or numbing.
Several different methods or techniques are now used for doing a liposuction procedure. The tumescent procedure may be the hottest 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 individual, to a day to day procedure with little side effects, less pain, reduced recovery time, and satisfying results. Thousands of people are turning to liposuction as a method of removing unwanted fat from various body parts in the end conventional methods have failed. It really is no longer considered to be a ‘risky’ procedure. Patients have extra fat deposits removed from the more common areas like stomach and thighs, to certain parts of the face like the cheeks, jowls and the neck. Men who’ve 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 believe liposuction is the cure all that can reduce a person’s weight, and once performed can give a person a slim and beautiful body. Liposuction will not create a fat person slim. It is a procedure that corrects abnormal body figures. Due to this fact, exercise and a good diet program is the recommended approach to choice for general weight reduction, and only when there are particular areas that need further attention is liposuction going to be an effective method for removal of fat in those areas. The procedures involved have been fine tuned and perfected through the years with results being nothing short of dramatic. Modern equipment and innovative methods make liposuction a great choice for improving your current appearance and bringing about a new you.
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