How Do I Know which Liposuction Technique is Right for Me?

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana


In recent years, liposuction has become one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures. Due to advances in liposuction technology, there are more options than ever before regarding the techniques used to accomplish your body sculpting goals. With so many options to choose from, how will you know which liposuction technique is right for you?

The ideal liposuction technique to address your needs will depend on several factors, including:

  • Your overall health
  • The region being treated
  • The size of the treatment area
  • Amount of fat being removed

Dr. Fata generally uses two techniques with his Indianapolis liposuction patients:

Tumescent liposuction is also referred to as traditional liposuction. A special fluid is injected into the treatment region to restrict blood vessels and cause fat cells to swell, facilitating their breakup. A small, hollow tube called a cannula is then used to remove unwanted fat cells with a suction method.

Ultrasonic liposuction is effective at eliminating firmer, harder-to-remove pockets of fat. The initial step of tumescent fluid injection is used for ultrasonic liposuction as well, but this technique uses ultrasonic sound waves to break up the fat before it is removed with a cannula. Ultrasonic liposuction can produce extremely precise results while limiting swelling and bruising because it causes less blunt trauma to the tissues.

Laser liposuction and fat chilling techniques are the latest players but their use is limited to patients with small, isolated areas of excess fat. This approach will only work for a small minority of patients.

Ultimately, the best way to find out which liposuction technique will most effectively deliver the results you desire is to schedule an initial consultation with Indianapolis plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata. He will evaluate your body type and aesthetic goals before recommending the most effective technique to deliver the results you desire.

Please contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery today to schedule your initial liposuction consultation. Dr. Joseph Fata serves patients in Indianapolis, Indiana.