Dr. James R. Miller
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Liposuction

LIPOSUCTION

Also called lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, liposuction is the surgical removal of localized or regional excess fatty tissue. There are three variations to this procedure.

  • Traditional liposuction - defined as surgical suctioning of excess fat deposits.
  • The tumescent or super-wet technique that requires an infusion of saline solution with added adrenaline and possibly anesthetic prior to removal of excess fat.
  • Ultrasound - assisted lipoplasty or UAL, where ultrasonic energy is used to liquefy excess fat prior to surgical suctioning.