Traditional Liposuction

Traditional Liposuction

In this surgical procedure you will first have an injection of a diluted local anesthetic solution into your body which will constrict the blood vessels. You have this to decrease the blood loss during surgery. The fluid is injected into the fatty tissue below the skin which causes the area to swell and become firm. This then allows the hollow tubes which have been inserted into the skin to move more smoothly within the fat, which decreases the damage to the skin and therefore the scarring. Traditional (also known as tumescent) liposuction does not require a general anesthetic, a decision will be made by the surgeon who will take into consideration how much fat is being removed and from what area.

Even though this lyposuction procedure sounds unpleasant it is actually relatively pain free. This is because the local anesthetic which is injected into your body tends to last for quite a long time, meaning no pain killers are usually required during the liposuction recovery process. [+] more

Ultrasound Liposuction

Ultrasound Liposuction

This procedure sends ultrasonic waves through the skin which targets the fat cells and liquefies them. By softening the fatty tissue the hollow tube can move more easily in order to suction out the fat that needs to be removed.
Ultrasonic liposuction is generally used on areas of the body where the fatty tissue is quite firm such as The back, around the navel and on male breasts. [+] more

Laser-Assisted Liposuction

Laser Assisted Liposuction

This is also known as Laser Lipo and it is very similar to Ultrasonic Liposuction, the only difference is instead of using ultrasound waves to liquefy the fat before removing it, a laser beam is used.

Laser liposuction may be used instead of ultrasound lipo because the laser can help tighten the skin during the healing process, so this reduces sagginess. Both liposuction procedures normally take 2-4 hours longer than the standard Traditional Liposuction, as the fat needs to be liquified before it can be removed. [+] more

Fat Transfer

Liposuction for Fat Transfer

Fat transfer uses the liposuction process to increase the volume of fat in a specific area using the patient's own fat. For example, if the patient wanted a breast enlargement, fat would be harvested from another part of the body (most commonly the stomach, thighs or waist) using a liposuction cannula and injected into the new part of the body. This technique can be used for medical or cosmetic purposes.

Fat transfer can also be used in conjunction with the use of stem cells, wherein the surgeon may extract stem cells from the fat and inject them into the desired augmentation area to decrease the likelihood of the fat cells dying or being rejected by the body. However, this process is only available in some countries and there is not currently much scientific research into the area. [+] more

Body Machine

Water Assisted Liposuction

Also known as Body-Jet, Aquashape, Wet Liposuction, H2O Liposuction.

Water assisted liposuction is a new technique which uses pulses of water and saline fluid to dislodge fat, removing the need for vigorous force with the liposuction cannula. This process makes it easier for fat to be removed from the body and provides a smoother result without imperfections. Water assisted liposuction is considered safer in comparison to traditional liposuction as it minimises: patient trauma; damage of surrounding tissue; bleeding; bruising; swelling; patient risk; exposure to tumescent fluid. This procedure is also quicker and easier.

It can be done under local anaesthetic and as there is quicker rate of recovery the patient is generally able to continue their daily routines very soon after surgery.