- Tumescent or Wet Liposuction
- Ultrasound-assisted Liposuction (ie Vaser)
- Laser-assisted Liposuction (ie Smart Lipo)
- Power-assisted Liposuction (ie PAL Liposculptor)
- Water Liposuction (Body Jet Lipo)
- Radiofrequency Liposuction (Body Tite)
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.
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (VASER)
Involves insertion of an “ultrasonic probe” (the size of a cannula) as a pre-suction process that will “implode” then dissolve the fats in targeted areas making it easier for the surgeon to suction.
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.
Power-assisted liposuction or PAL (Micro-Aire)
Also uses a probe that vibrates back and forth at around 4000 cycles per minute and partially dissolves the fat while simultaneously being removed by suctioning. PAL has the ease in breaking hard fats in some specific body parts or in areas where a liposuction was already done in the past.
Water Jet Liposuction
Uses a fine spray of water that comes out of the suction cannula to break up fatty deposits. The main benefit of this technique is that it requires less infiltration of fluid and allows for better assessment of the underlying fatty areas which are often masked by the large volume of fluid infiltrated.
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.
In NEU Advanced Aesthetics Center, we employ the use of combination of these types of liposuction, specifically VASER and MICRO-AIRE to achieve the best outcome as possible with faster recovery time due to less trauma to the patient.