Revisional LiposuctionMay 3, 2020
Liposuction is THE most requested and performed plastic surgery in the United States bar none. Millions of people have already had the procedure. Unfortunately, not all of them are satisfied. The goal of this article is to explain why the results of liposuction are not always what the patient anticipated and to suggest a solution to the wide-spread problem.
There are two main reasons why liposuction often produces disappointing results. The first is the type of the technology used in the procedure.
Most current liposuction procedures are performed with laser-assisted devices. Laser-assisted liposuction means (among several other things) HEAT-assisted liposuction. The fact that heat is involved in such a procedure puts many limitations on the physician who is compelled to use extreme caution in sensitive areas of the body such as around the umbilicus area, for instance, or particularly “bony” places. Long story short: laser-assisted liposuction devices can cause accidental burns which is why a physician using such a device prefers to err on the side of caution. The doctor usually puts the patient’s safety first which results in lower definition of the results.
Yet another category of liposuction devices (Ultra-Sonic) uses ultra-sonic energy to melt the fat to be suctioned off. This technology too may expose the patient to the risk of internal and external burns which makes a physician using U/S device reluctant to liposuction areas most vulnerable to heat damage.
The second reason for disappointing liposuction’s results is the type of fat that needs to be suctioned off. Some areas of the body (male and female breasts, under arm fat deposits, the back, or male flanks, to name just a few examples) accumulate particularly fibrous fat. This type of fat is very difficult to suction of in general, but it is particularly difficult to remove safely with heat-assisted devices.
These two factors (the technology used and the type of fat to be removed) explain why so many patients are ultimately unhappy with the results of liposuction which can leave the recipient with unevenness, lumps and bumps and sometimes even areas which appear not to have been liposuctioned at all.
If the above described outcomes are similar to your experience with liposuction, you’ll be glad to know that the imperfect results can be rectified with a revisional liposuction technology that unlike the popular liposuction devices isn’t heat-assisted and therefore safe and much more precise. The state-of-the art technology of Euromi High Definition Liposuction and Liposculpture operates on an entirely different principle. There is no laser or ultra-sonic energy involved. The cannula used in Euromi High Definition Liposuction and Liposculpture produces low frequency – 10Hz – vibration. The vibration stimulates the body’s natural pain defense and causes an endorphin release that begins about 30 minutes from the start of the procedure and continues for up to 36 hours thereafter. (The microcannula is significantly smaller than those used with other liposuction’s technologies: it is a mere 2 millimeter in diameter, approximately the size of a tip of a pen.) The combination of vibration technology and the tiny size of the cannula enable the physician to reach any area of the body that requires better definition without a risk to the patient. And yes, with the Euromi technology even the stubborn, fibrous fat can be liposuctioned successfully. (Since there is no heat involved, the risk of internal or external burns is non-existent.)
The Euromi High Definition Liposuction and Liposculpture is a great technology for a liposuction or liposculpture with a prefect outcome. It lends itself particularly well for use in revisional liposuction. Not only is its technology superior to those that are currently popular but it has several other benefits as compared to laser and S/U. Euromi High Definition Liposuction and Liposculpture is performed on out-patient basis and is nearly painless. Because the instrument used is significantly thinner than others there is no need for stitches and consequently none – or a very minimal – risk of scarring. The vibration helps the skin above the liposuctioned area to retract well and heal smoothly. The post-procedure downtime is very brief, patients usually return to work in as little as 2-3 days.
You may have heard of auto-graft and the latest trend: stem cell-based cosmetic procedures (stem cell facelift; stem cell butt augmentation, or a natural breast augmentation). All of them rely on a fat harvested from the patient during a liposuction or liposculpture. If you have a liposuction then your own fat (the one you were eager to get rid off) can be saved, preserved and processed for a procedure that will further improve your appearance. Unfortunately those who’ve undergone a laser- or S/U-assisted liposuction have no fat for future re-use, if you will. The heat involved destroys the collected fat and renders it useless. The High Definition Euromi revisional liposuction technology doesn’t destroy the harvested fat and makes its use for other cosmetic needs of the patient possible.
In conclusion, vibration-assisted technology produces excellent outcomes in liposuction, liposculpture and revisional liposuction procedures. It is also the safest and least painful body-contouring method approved by the FDA.