Believe it or not, there are different methods patients can take with a liposuction procedure. Depending what patients prefer, doctor recommends, and best fitting, there is tumescent, SmartLipo (or laser liposuction), and fat grafting.
Tumescent liposuction uses a numbing fluid to plump out the areas of unwanted fat and with a small cannula, the fat is suctioned. Normally, traditional liposuction uses general or heave anesthetic for sedation and then uses larger cannulas and may result in bruising and a longer recovery. Tumescent liposuction (if done right) will be least risky of bruising and will have a shorter period of recovery.
SmartLipo or laser liposuction when a laser is used along with regular or tumescent liposuction. Generally, a little more fat is removed and is a quicker recovery; however; tumescent liposuction is the quickest when done with or without SmartLipo.
Fat grafting is when fat is taking out and grafted to another area. Gentle liposuction is used first, usually from the thighs or abdomen and is injected in small droplets to the face, hands, or breasts. After fat is injected, the body quickly builds a vascular network to support and making it permanently attached to the “new” part of the body.
With any of these procedures, it is always required to maintain a steady diet and exercise habit in order to keep your body shape after a liposuction procedure.