Tumescent or Wet Liposuction
The Gold standard for liposuction that involves infiltration of “tumescent fluid” then suctioning the fat mixture with a cannula connected to a syringe or vacuum machine. This is also a part (first process) of most types of liposuction enumerated below.
Laser-Assisted Liposuction (ie Smart Lipo)
Involves insertion of a “laser tip probe” to liquefy the fats. The area where the probe was inserted may be suctioned immediately or left for the body to metabolize and excrete for several weeks.
Radiofrequency Liposuction (Body Tite)
This treatment is usually added to other types of liposuction to help tighten skin which occurs after extensive fat removal. It involves application of external RF probe to the skin after fats are suctioned.

1920s - The first known use of a suction device to remove fat from the body or for contouring was done by French surgeon Charles Dujarier.

1974 - Italian gynecologists Arpad and Giorgio Fischer invented the blunt cannula marking the start of modern liposuction.

1978 - French physicians Illouz and Fournier further developed liposuction around.

1985 – American dermatologist Jeffrey A. Klein invented the tumescent technique for liposuction, which allowed fat removal with less bleeding complications.