Wet Liposuction – Super Wet Liposuction
Over the years advancements in medicine have made liposuction safer, less painful and more effective. One method that has been developed is wet liposuction. This procedure is conducted under general anesthesia. Once the patient is asleep, the treatment site is injected with a saline solution which contains a mixture of ingredients that includes anesthesia and adrenaline. The solution breaks down the fatty tissue. It also causes the blood vessels at the treatment site to constrict which restricts blood flow to the area to prevent blood loss. Because the amount of blood flowing to the area is limited, there is less bruising. Swelling is also minimal. Once the saline solution has filled the treatment area, a small incision is made and a cannula is inserted and further breaks down the fatty tissue and suctions it out. If the treatment area is large, more than one incision is made. Once the fat has been suctioned, the cannula is removed and the incision is stitched up. Tumescent liposuction is similar to wet liposuction. The difference is that tumescent liposuction uses a larger volume of solution for treatment.
The term wet liposuction comes from the solution that is injected into the treatment site to break up the fat. Other forms of liposuction which do not use a solution is considered dry liposuction and are considered more risky.
Super wet liposuction
Super wet liposuction is very similar to wet liposuction. The major difference is the amount of anesthesia in the saline solution. Super wet liposuction contains less local anesthesia in the solution. Therefore, the treatment area is not as numb as in wet liposuction. Also, the physician doesn’t have to wait for swelling to disappear as the solution used in super wet liposuction does not cause swelling. Super wet liposuction has the same benefits as wet liposuction in that there is minimal bleeding, swelling and bruising. Post-operative pain is also much less than traditional liposuction. Since both procedures are similar, patients can engage in light activity but recovery time can be several weeks since the incision will need time to heal. The treatment site will need to be wrapped in bandages until the incision begins to heal. Recovery time for these procedures usually takes less time than that of traditional methods of liposuction with fewer complications.
Both techniques are performed on patients who have certain areas of the body that do not respond to a proper diet and exercise plan. Patients can choose areas of the body where they would like to see less fat. Once the fat has been removed by either procedure, the patient should be able to maintain their new look with proper diet and exercise.
Wet and super wet liposuction require the skill and precision of an experienced physician. This is because the major risk to patients receiving these treatments is that any excess fluid that is not thoroughly removed from the body can migrate to the lungs causing serious illness. This risk is minimal if the physician is experienced. Other risks can include the deadening of nerves, embolism and scarring. The chances the patient will experience any risks are minimal. However, anyone undergoing these treatments must be aware of the risks involved. Patients must thoroughly check the potential surgeon to ensure the surgeon is reputable and has the proper experience with performing these techniques.
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