Traditional Vs. New-Age Liposuction Techniques: What’s the Difference?

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tumescent-liposuctionNo doubt, by now you have heard about the wonderful cosmetic procedure known as liposuction. Whatever you have heard, this incredible breakthrough of modern medicine has made it possible to lose weight, without the hassle involved with traditional techniques. However, unfortunately, many people believe in the social stigmas surrounding this procedure, calling it “unsafe” or “ineffective”; so what is one to do?  Well, first of all, you absolutely must put all of those negative assumptions out of your mind, as each and every one of them is completely false!

Over the years, liposuction has become one of the safest and most effective cosmetic procedures in the industry. Though there are cases in which mistakes are made—mostly the result of cost cutting or inexperienced surgeons—on the whole, liposuction works for almost everyone, and it is all thanks to the many breakthroughs experienced within this procedure. But, what exactly do these breakthroughs mean? And how can you decide what type of liposuction is right for you? To help you out with this, here are the biggest differences between traditional and so-called New-Age Liposuction techniques.


Traditional Techniques

Whenever you here about any of the aforementioned stigmas surrounding liposuction, we can nearly guarantee you they come from this technique. Invented decades ago, traditional liposuction includes the use of larger cannulas, general anesthesia, and very invasive techniques. While effective, it is also a much more difficult procedure to perform, and can cause many side effects, like bruising, or worse. Furthermore, because traditional liposuction makes use of general anesthesia, the danger level is much higher, as there are many well-known psychological and physical problems that can come about with its use. Along with these side effects, you could be subject to:

  • Long recovery times
  • Higher Prices
  • Ineffective results
  • And a higher quotient for mistakes

In other words, though it is still used today, traditional liposuction is old and outdated, and will not be recommended by most surgeons.


New-Age Liposuction Techniques

When a surgeon speaks of New-Age liposuction, he/she is speaking of techniques such as Tumescent or SmartLipo. Both of these forms of liposuction are the most effective around, and are also among the safest. By using a smaller cannula, only local anesthesia, and a saline compound or laser to break down the fat in your body, surgeons can work on you without fear of hurting or making a mistake on you. Better yet, both of these techniques afford short healing times, lower prices, and better results that not only take the fat off, but also help keep it off. In general, these will be the techniques you will experience from your local surgeon.

With all this, it may seem easy to know exactly which type of liposuction you need; however, there are actually many factors that can go into it, some which may render certain types more dangerous than other. So, to find out what type of liposuction is good for you,—do your research and consult a professional physician that specialized in liposuction. Wish you the best of luck!

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