Liposuction Techniques: What’s the Difference?

Sugar Land Plastic Surgeon serving Houston, Katy and Nearby Areas of Texas

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Houston liposuctionLiposuction is a very effective procedure that delivers a beautiful body contour. However, there are many different techniques Dr. Malik Kutty utilizes to achieve such incredible results. But what, exactly, are the differences between each type of liposuction?

Power-Assisted Liposuction

This technique allows for less trauma during the liposuction procedure. A cannula is swept back-and-forth underneath the skin of the target area, loosening the fat before it's removed. Ultimately, this gentle method gives you a faster recovery period due to high levels of patient comfort.

Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction uses ultrasonic waves to gently loosen the fat beneath the skin, making it easier to remove. This technique also has the potential to tighten the skin in the target areas when compared to other methods.

Tumescent Liposuction

This procedure involves a local anesthetic. The injected solution is used to numb the target area, aid in the softening and loosening of the fat tissue as well as provide pain management for when the procedure is complete.

Overall, these techniques achieve similar results, just in different ways. Because of this, you can be sure that your liposuction treatment will be customized to fit your exact aesthetic needs.

For each technique, patients must meet qualifications in order to safely opt for the surgery. Dr. Kutty, along with our experienced team, will meet with you in person to determine which method is best suited for you and your cosmetic goals.

If you are in the Houston area and would like to discuss your liposuction options, give our office a call at 281-313-0551 to schedule your initial consultation.

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