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.

Consultation with the cosmetic plastic surgeon

  • Identifying the problem areas
  • Treatments options
  • Discussion on expectations and limitations
  • Risks
  • Medical history (heart problems, diabetes, bleeding tendencies, allergies, asthma, etc.)
  • Physical examination
  • Pre-operative instructions

Basic laboratory examinations, chest x-ray and electrocardiogram (ECG)

Cardio-pulmonary evaluation by an internist or cardiologist