Liposuction is a surgical body procedure during which fat is removed from the body using suction. During the procedure small, thin, blunt-tipped tubes named cannula are inserted through tiny cuts in the skin. These tubes are moved around by the surgeon, to identify fat deposits and suction them out. The procedure has considerably improved over the years, becoming safer and faster. One of the latest techniques developed is SAFELipo.
What is SAFELipo?
The term SAFELipo has been trademarked by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr Simeon Wall in Louisiana. It is a method of liposuction during which a basket cannula is used to break up the fat. The second step is to aspirate the fat with another type of cannula. Once the second stage is completed, the basket cannula will be used again to smooth out the fat. The technique is recommended to reduce contour irregularities after liposuction, resulting in a smoother, tighter appearance.
The procedure has not been published yet; however it was presented in a plastic surgery conference, so specialists all over the country should have knowledge of it.
What to expect after surgery
Liposuction is effective in removing fat deposited from small areas. However it is not a weight loss method and it should not be treated as one. Improvements in body contour will be visible immediately after surgery, but patients will be able to enjoy full results only months later. Another issue regarding liposuction is that once fat is removed, the skin around the treated area might become loose. To achieve truly esthetic results, liposuction can be combined with abdominoplasty, breast reduction or face lift.