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Power-Assisted Liposuction – More Convenient and a Faster Recovery Time

People looking for a leaner, trimmer body may want to consider power-assisted liposuction (PAL). This type of liposuction has plenty of benefits to offer, making it a popular choice for patients’ body-shaping needs.

PAL works on the principle common to all types of liposuction. It removes sections of flab from the body that are resistant to dieting and exercise. In other words, if after the right diet and exercise routine, there are still small areas of fat remaining on your body and you feel self-conscious about them, power-assisted liposuction offers a solution.

Efficient and Effective

Unlike traditional liposuction, power-assisted liposuction relies on a cannula that vibrates as it is inserted into the area containing fatty tissue. The vibrations help reduce the layers of stubborn fat into smaller chunks, making them easier to remove. The cannula is used for suctioning out the loosened fat cells from the body.

Faster and Gentler on the Tissues

Because it is easier to remove stubborn fat cells using a powered cannula, this makes the procedure shorter. Also, the recovery period takes less time, because power-assisted liposuction creates less tissue damage and thus a lower chance of bruising. The lesser amount of bruising translates to faster healing.

More Precise

Power-assisted liposuction enables the surgeon to target areas of the body for fat removal with greater precision. The precision that the vibrating cannula brings to the procedure can enable better results. For example, the vibrating cannula can be maneuvered more easily around difficult areas of the body. Thus, this equipment helps the surgeon targeted almost all areas of the body for liposuction.

After PAL Surgery

After power-assisted liposuction surgery, you will need some time to heal. Since the incision is smaller and there are smaller wounds than with traditional liposuction, the body heals more easily and quickly. While all surgical procedures cause some amount of swelling or discomfort as the body heals, use of solutions such as compression bandages worn around the treated area will help minimize the discomfort and swelling. Depending on how the healing is progressing, the surgeon may also recommend medications.

You will also need to avoid labor-intensive activities such as intense exercising, lifting, and sports for a time. However, aside from this, you can go back to a normal lifestyle within a few days of surgery. Also, you may need to arrange for someone to drive you back home from the hospital after the surgery and spend a couple of days helping you out around the house as you recover from the surgery.

One thing to remember is that power-assisted liposuction can only help reduce some of the fat that even the best exercise and dieting has failed to eliminate. This is not a weight-loss procedure and cannot be used if you are very overweight.

Get In Contact with Our Office

Before your procedure, you’ll need to talk to board-certified plastic surgeon Doctor Bivik Shah about the expected outcome of PAL and your own expectations. Contact our office to get started with an informative consultation.