What is Liposuction? The concept of liposuction is surprisingly simple. Liposuction is a surgical technique that improves the body’s contour by removing excess fat from deposits located between the skin and muscle. Liposuction involves the use of a small stainless steel tube, called a cannula (from the Latin word for reed, tube, cane). The cannula […]

Liposuction Gets Powered Up – Studies show LAL adds oomph to results Cosmetic doctors agree: Of all the body contouring options available, tumescent liposuction provides the most dramatic and effective results—for the right patients and in the right doctor’s hands. However, it is possible to enhance those results by adding laser devices to liposuction procedures. […]

Liposuction Compression Garments Liposuction compression garments are a functional combination of absorptive sponges and compression pads. Absorptive sponges are required for the containment of the objectionable postoperative blood-tinged drainage. Containing the drainage avoids alarming the patient and prevents staining of clothing and furniture. Complete absorption and containment of the drainage allows the patient to mobile […]

FAQ: Anxiety and Anesthesia   1. What is anxiety? Anxiety is the quality or state of mind wherein a person is anxious, worried, nervous, uneasy, or apprehensive about some forthcoming event, such as a surgery. 2. Is it normal to be anxious before having liposuction surgery? Yes. Almost everyone has some degree of anxiety before […]

Zerona – Cold Laser Fat Reduction Zerona is the first non-invasive body contouring procedure to effectively remove excess fat without the negative side effects associated with surgical methods. Zerona utilizes the same cold laser technology developed by Erchonia, which has been shown to emulsify fat and allow it to move to interstitial space. Although this […]

FAQ: About Tummy Tucks 1. What is a tummy tuck? A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a major surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia, and involves liposuction and excision to remove fat, plus a large excision of skin. The typical result is usually a flatter tummy with a large scar extending from the pubic area to the […]

Risks of General Anesthesia for Liposuction Surgery Systemic Anesthesia and Liposuction Deaths Liposuction surgery can be accomplished safely by general anesthesia or by local anesthesia. However, general anesthesia is more dangerous. Virtually all liposuction deaths that have ever been reported have been associated with systemic anesthesia. In most cases the systemic anesthesia was not directly […]

Risks of Local Anesthesia Lidocaine is the Safest Lidocaine is the safest for tumescent liposuction of all the available local anesthetic drugs. To the best of our knowledge there has never been a reported case of toxicity due to lidocaine when it is used at the recommended doses and concentrations for tumescent liposuction. The Three […]

Super Absorbent Pads These prevent staining clothes and furniture, and to avoid the “sight of blood” that would otherwise accompany the drainage of blood-tinged tumescent fluid. For example, the HK Super Absorbent Pads that measure 12 x 20 inches weigh just 6 ounces and have the capacity to absorb more than a liter (two pounds= […]

Excessive Liposuction   Factors that increase the dangers of liposuction include 1) lack of good judgment in patient selection, 2) excessive duration and intensity of exposure to anesthesia, 3) excessive amounts of surgical trauma per month, and 4) ineffective post-liposuction care. What is Too Much Liposuction? Excessive amounts of surgical trauma can be regarded as […]