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Body Sculpting Surgery - Methods and Technology Used

Body Sculpting Surgery | Cosmetic Plastic Surgery 

Body sculpting surgery is a general term that denotes body contouring by means of excising fatty tissue and shaping the body. There are many ways of body sculpting surgery and some of these methods will be discussed below together with its individual description, use as well as its benefits and downsides.

Suction-Assisted Lipoplasty or SAL

It is apparent that in today’s generation liposuction is the most preferred method among all body sculpting surgery. Liposuction has several variations and these are suction lipectomy, liposculpturetumescent liposuction, micro-cannula technique and syringe lipoplasty. These liposuction alternatives fall under SAL technique category.

SAL technology existed for over thirty years. Since then it develops and gone through several improvements. One of its noted major developments is the conception of the technique which is the side-ported cannula. Another one is the technique of wetting solutions by means of drugs that controls pain, bleeding as well as the total decrease in cannula size.

Power-Assisted Lipoplasty or PAL

Basically, Power-Assisted Lipoplasty is a liposuction cannula with some extra which is the motor-operated reciprocating handle. One of its best benefits is that it actually creates an opening for the suction cannula past the tissue in order for the surgeon to have an easy access. This method however has no medical improvement when it comes to the outcome and protection relative to SAL on patients.

On the contrary, surgeons using this method may develop arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome because of the motor-operated vibration. On the other hand, PAL is widely used on medium to largeexclusion of fatty tissue as this method can be destructive for small and delicate areas.

Internal Ultrasound-Assisted Lipoplasty or IUAL

Generally, Internal Ultrasound-Assisted Lipoplasty utilizes ultrasonically vibrating cannula in liquefying adipose tissue in the course of aspiration process. There are some reports from surgeons themselves that this technique doesn’t give major clinical improvement on the result. There are some that believes there are indeed improvements on the outcome but others reported some downsides related to tissue destruction.

VASER-Assisted Lipoplasty or VAL

VASER-Assisted Lipoplastymethod stands for the3rdgeneration of internal ultrasound system. This method is showing major improvements which are greater than the first two generations. Basically, VASER technology is described as ultrasonic part of the combined lipoplasty system. It utilizes solid, small-diameter and multi-ringed probes purposely to produce minimum amount of ultrasonic vibrating energy in liquefying fatty tissue.

External Ultrasound-Assisted Lipoplasty or EUAL

Generally, External Ultrasound-Assisted Lipoplasty uses non-focused ultrasonic energy set in 1-3 MHz range unto the patient’s skin before SAL technique is applied. This is how it works: The external ultrasonic wave being used disrupts and softens the fats to give ease to suction. This type of technology is not common in today’s generation because its general outcome doesn’t ensure any supremacy over SAL alone.

External Laser-Assisted Lipoplasty or ELAL

ELAL, also known as Low-Level Laser-Assisted Lipoplasty utilizes low-level laser energy unto the patient’s skin before SAL. This technology works in a way that the low-level laser energy triggers fatty cells in producing transitory pores on cell membranes and allows the fats in the cells to gently pass to the outer cells.

Internal Laser-Assisted Lipoplasty or ILAL

This technology utilizes a relatively small-diameter laser fiber in producing laser energy unto the fatty tissues of the skin opening. It works underphototherma and photomechanical effects which causes damage to the cells through vaporization and coagulation because of localized heating as well as rapid thermal expansion.There are three stages of ILAL process. First is the mixture of wetting solution, second is the usage of laser energy unto fatty tissues and third is the usage of SAL to liquefy tissues.

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