There are many different techniques, which vary based on the instruments used to remove the fat. Below are some of the liposuction techniques used at H/K/B.
Inconspicuous areas are chosen for a small incision – less than one quarter of an inch – and anesthetic fluid containing large volumes of diluted lidocaine and adrenaline are injected using the revolutionary tumescent technique. This fluid also minimizes bleeding.
A hollow tube called a cannula is inserted into the incision, and a mechanical, motorized device known as power-assisted liposuction is used to move the cannula back and forth, allowing the surgeon a great degree of precision and control.
In denser areas, ultrasonic-assisted liposuction may be used. In this case, a solid titanium cannula is inserted into the incisions and used to emulsify the fat using ultrasonic energy. The liquefied fat is then removed using power-assisted techniques.
If very small areas are being treated, a syringe liposuction technique might be used. In this minimally invasive technique, the surgeon inserts a syringe with a tube, and when the syringe is withdrawn, a suction is created that causes the fat cells to be withdrawn at the same time. Healing from this technique is generally fast, and blood loss is minimal.