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Published on Dec 9, 2010
Learn how to obtain the best liposuction results through post liposuction rolling. Dr. Caridi of Westlake Plastic Surgery located in Austin, TX demonstrates on an actual patient how to use rolling pins after a liposuction plastic surgery procedure. Watch and you will see how a simple task of rolling your skin several weeks after a liposuction procedure can provide optimum liposuction results.
Liposuction (Suction-Assisted Lipectomy) – Liposuction consists of the removal of excess fatty tissue all over the body and even the face. It is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures. In expert hands, the procedure is safe, reliable and very rewarding. Traditional liposuction removes fat with a suction machine and a small cannula that is moved beneath the skin. A number of techniques can be used at the surgeon’s discretion. Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL) is a technique in which an ultrasound probe is inserted beneath the skin to “liquefy” the fat before it is suctioned. Power assisted liposuction (PAL) is a technique in which the cannula is put in motion with a machine. There are laser based machines that liquefy fat which is subsequently removed with the standard cannula. Ultimately, it is the surgeon who determines the safety and quality of your results and not the machine.
The tumescent technique refers to the infusion of a saline solution containing a local anesthetic into the fat before liposuction to reduce blood loss and post-operative bruising and swelling. Larger volumes of fat removal require special expertise and appropriate staff and facilities.