3 Reasons to Pick Power-Assisted Liposuction

Liposuction may be one of the most versatile tools that plastic surgeons can use to sculpt the body and improve a person’s overall shape. Technological innovations in recent years have resulted in a greater variety of liposuction options, so that men and women can choose the lipo method that works best for them.

Among the different liposuction approaches is power-assisted liposuction (PAL), which Dr. Anna Wooten prefers over traditional tumescent liposuction. There are several benefits to choosing power-assisted liposuction for your body contouring needs.

1. Less Tissue Damage

With traditional liposuction, Dr. Wooten injects an anesthetic solution into the area where fat is to be removed. A thin hollow tube, called a cannula, is then used to vacuum out the fat. Power-assisted lipo improves upon this technique by using a vibrating cannula, which helps to break up the fat as it’s being removed.

Because power-assisted lipo works to break apart fatty deposits without as much physical force, there is less trauma to the treatment site, which means less bruising than with traditional lipo.

2. Faster Recovery

Power-assisted liposuction minimizes trauma to the tissue, which translates into less bruising and discomfort and an overall quicker recovery. Liposuction is typically an outpatient procedure, but with PAL you can expect a faster return to your normal routine.

3. More Precise Results

With PAL, Dr. Wooten doesn’t need to manually break up fat. The pulsating action of the cannula is more uniform, enabling her to remove more fat than with traditional lipo as well as delivering more precise results. Power-assisted lipo allows Dr. Wooten to more directly target specific treatment areas for a more refined outcome.

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