There are various techniques used to remove fat. The basic principle is to change the contour in a specific area to a more normal contour. As the liposuction is carried out, the tissue is picked up to judge the thickness of the remaining layer of fat. When the appropriate amount has been removed, the thickness of the tissue will match the tissue surrounding the area of liposuction. That is why someone should be at a reasonable body weight at the time of liposuction. Otherwise, the procedure becomes much less precise and the result can vary. Typically, fluid is infiltrated into the area marked for liposuction. The amount of fluid infiltrated should approximate the volume of fat tissue removed. Some of the different methods commonly used are power assisted liposuction or PAL, ultrasonic assisted liposuction or UAL, and traditional liposuction with the wet technique. Once the adipose tissue has been removed, it can never cause a contour problem again.
Which Areas of the Body are Commonly Treated with Liposuction?
Common areas treated with liposuction include the abdomen, hips, lateral thighs, medial knees, and the area of the upper neck under the chin.
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