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Which liposuction technique is best?

Did you know there’s not just one liposuction technique?

Liposuction is a great way to reduce excess fat in stubborn areas, but which is the right type for you?

Here’s everything you need to know about the different types of liposuction we offer here at MYA to help you make an informed decision.  

November 23rd, 2023 |Ask an Expert

What is liposuction?

Firstly let’s get into what liposuction really is. 

Lipo is often thought of as a weight loss technique, but it’s actually a way of removing stubborn areas of fat that can’t be shifted by diet and exercise. 

The most common areas people get liposuction is their hips and stomach, but it can also be used on the arms, legs, chin, bum and ankles for a smoother, more contoured appearance. 

For more information on where you can get liposuction, check out our blog - Where can you get liposuction on your body?

Traditional liposuction 

Traditional liposuction is when small incisions are made in the target area before inserting a suction probe through the fat layer to break up the stubborn areas of fat. 

The fat is then removed using a suction pump. 

This lipo technique can be used on all parts of the body and can be combined with other cosmetic surgery procedures, like a tummy tuck. 

VASER liposuction 

VASER liposuction uses ultrasonic waves to loosen fat tissue and liquefy fat cells. The emulsified fat is then sucked out before the area is sculpted using cannulas. 

This is one of the least invasive liposuction techniques and has a shorter recovery time, often carried out under local anaesthetic. 

Areas of the body that VASER liposuction can be used on include: 

  • Abdomen

  • Legs

  • Ankles

  • Arms

  • Buttocks

  • Hips

  • Back

Microaire liposuction 

Also known as power-assisted liposuction, microaire lipo uses a power-assisted cannula which vibrates to break up the fat cells that are then sucked out of the body. 

It can be used on all areas of the body but is best suited to precise fat removal

This lipo technique is usually used on smaller areas like the chin, jawline, inner arms and inner thighs to create definition.      

Which liposuction technique is best?

There isn’t necessarily a right or wrong choice when it comes to liposuction, but it helps to take into account your body type and the look you want to achieve. 

It also heavily depends on the amount of fat you want to be removed, your medical history and your BMI. These will be discussed during your nurse vitals appointment in the run-up to your procedure. 

When you come in for a consultation here at MYA, we’ll talk you through the available liposuction techniques our surgeons can perform, giving you the benefits and risks of each, as well as the differences between the procedures. 

Your MYA surgeon will then make a recommendation based on the information you provide. 

Liposuction at MYA Cosmetic Surgery 

Interested in fat removal but don’t know which liposuction technique is right for you?

Not to worry. 

We offer FREE eConsults here at MYA, where you can chat with a member of our team from the comfort of your own home about liposuction and which technique is perfect for you. 

Book an eConsult today!

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