Traditional liposuction

Traditional Liposuction is a procedure in which consists of the removal of excess fat from any of a number of areas of the body (such as such as the chin, cheeks, neck, upper arms, above breasts, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves, or ankles)  in order to reshape the body’s natural contours.

In this techniques use a process called avulsion. To accomplish fatty removal using this method, surgeons insert a long, thin stainless steel tube, known as a cannula, which is directly inserted into the deposits of fat. A high-powered suction pipe connected to the end of the cannula is then used to remove the excess fat.  Sometimes leaving dimple-like pockets where the tissue was removed. Many traditional liposuction patients develop large amounts of loose, sagging skin over the extracted fatty tissue. This excess skin can be physically restrictive, lead to chronic infections, and cause health-related issues. 

Traditional liposuction is a complex surgical procedure that involves the use of general anesthesia and incisions that must be stitched up.  During this procedure, solid fat cells are suctioned out of the body through a large cannula, or tube, which is 4 to 6 millimeters in diameter. After the fat cells are removed, the area is stitched up. Bleeding can occur during and after the procedure. High risk of significant tissue damage .The patient is bruised for weeks, swollen for months and in pain for days. Narcotic pain medication required to control substantial and prolonged post surgery pain. Further surgery, such as a tummy tuck, is often required to treat the sagging skin and alleviate the associated problems. Scars from the surgical incisions remain visible after surgery.

Because of the larger cannula size and invasive suction procedure, Traditional liposuction often leaves patients with bruising and swelling that can last for several weeks or months. Excess bleeding is one of the risks of traditional liposuction, a side effect that can occur for the first few days after surgery. Complications from general anesthesia, blood clots, and severe hematomas may happen. In result additional plastic surgery often necessary to remove loose, sagging skin

After traditional liposuction, patients recover from the effects of the general anesthesia before returning home. They must rest for a few days before returning to work and are advised to stay home from work for about a week. Any lifting, bending or twisting should be avoided for several weeks. Traditional liposuction patients commonly require a friend or relative present to assist them for several days after surgery. They cannot return to work or other normal activities for one or more weeks.

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