Beverly Hills Power-Assisted Liposuction
A More Efficient Way to Sculpt Your Body
At Simply Body, our liposuction can be performed using one of the several different techniques. One of these is power liposuction or Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL). Many of our doctors and our patients prefer the more precise results that power liposuction delivers. With power liposuction, we use the aid of a power-assisted cannula to reduce fat cells with more controlled, gentler vibrations compared to the vigorous motions needed during manual liposuction.* This breakthrough procedure has made liposuction more efficient and comfortable for both our surgeons and patients.
For more information on our Beverly Hills power-assisted liposuction, schedule a free consultation when you call (310) 984-1150!
Benefits of Power-Assisted Liposuction
The essentials of all forms of liposuction come down to one thing: reducing fat cells from problem areas of the body.* Our Beverly Hills power-assisted liposuction uses the same essential method as tumescent liposuction wherein a solution is injected to break up fat cells and minimize patient discomfort. The solution and fat cells are then reduced with gentle suction.* The difference in power liposuction comes in when looking at the type of cannula that was used during the reduction process.
Our surgeons perform power-assisted liposuction using a special cannula that is motor powered to produce rapid, tiny vibrations. The rapid vibrations of the cannula tip quickly loosen fat cells for easier reduction.* Since the fat deposits are broken up more efficiently with the assistance of the vibrating power, a smaller cannula can be used as well. This translates into less noticeable incisions for the patient, which is another benefit of power-assisted liposuction.
The pulsating motion of the cannula breaks up fat cells in a more uniform way compared to the manual movements of the surgeon that are necessary during traditional liposuction. Your surgeon will also be able to reduce a greater amount of fat cells in a shorter period of time with power liposuction, yet with less force than would be required with manual liposuction.* Surgeons also enjoy a higher level of precision when using power liposuction compared to other techniques, which allows for more direct targeting of specific areas with less trauma to surrounding tissues. This means a smoother procedure for surgeons and a faster recovery for patients.
About the Procedure
Your surgeon will begin our Beverly Hills power-assisted liposuction by making small incisions near the area to be treated. These are very small, just large enough to allow the cannula to pass through. After the surgery is completed, the incisions shouldn’t even require stitches and should heal up to nearly invisible.
Next, your surgeon will prepare the special solution that’s injected into the body to help break up the fat cells. Part of this solution contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic that keeps you comfortable throughout the procedure and into your initial recovery stages. Another additive will constrict the blood vessels in the area to prolong the effectiveness of the anesthetic, as well as minimize blood loss.
Once the solution has saturated the target area, your surgeon will use the cannula to suction out the mixture of solution and unwanted fat cells. Throughout the process, the tip of the cannula will vibrate rapidly, further breaking up the fatty deposits to facilitate their reduction.*
From start to finish, the entire procedure takes about an hour or two, depending on the level of correction that’s needed. Power liposuction is generally performed as an outpatient procedure, so you should be able to return home the very same day.
After the Procedure
The special solution used during your Beverly Hills power-assisted liposuction will ensure that you stay comfortable into the early stages of the recovery process. Since a general anesthesia is not necessary, there is no need for you to remain overnight after your appointment, and can instead return home to enjoy your recovery in comfortable surroundings.
Since so little manual force is required during power liposuction, patients often find that bruising and tenderness are greatly reduced and, subsequently, recovery is faster. However, if you notice some bruising and swelling initially, you can rest assured that these will dissipate within the first week or two. Wearing a compression garment that reduces swelling and encourages your body to conform to its new contours will further benefit your healing process.
Power Liposuction Results
Research studies have shown that power liposuction is capable of reducing approximately 30 percent more fat compared to manual methods, while at the same time minimizing bruising and promoting a faster recovery time.* The procedure also takes less time overall, which further reduces the chances of complications during surgery. Our Beverly Hills power-assisted liposuction is particularly useful for sculpting areas that have been more difficult in the past using traditional methods, such as the male breasts. With the reduction of fat cells, you should enjoy a slimmer, smoother silhouette after the results of your power liposuction*. See the results our surgeons are able to achieve by viewing before and after liposuction photos*.
Contact Simply Body at (310) 984-1150 to know if power-assisted liposuction is the best procedure for your body sculpting needs!