The Story Of Liposuction

When And Where Did Liposuction Begin?

Although there were efforts toward removing fat in the early 1900s, the modern liposuction techniques that we base our liposuction upon were started by Dr. Illouz from France in the early 1980s. I read my first article on liposuction in 1982 and purchased my first cannulas from a company in Germany. For the suction device, we used standard “wall suction.” My first case was liposuction of the outer thighs, often called “riding breeches.” The case was very successful. Prior to liposuction, the fat had to be excised with overlying skin, leaving a long scar. Liposuction was a monumental advancement in fat removal with minimal scarring.

 

How Has Liposuction Improved Over The Years 

 One of the biggest advancements has been in anesthesia, called tumescent anesthesia. This allows the removal of much more fat and minimal blood loss and discomfort. Improvement has also been in the size and design of the cannulas, which are much smaller in diameter and with multiple designs in the holes. These are energy-based liposuction cannulas, such as lasers and ultrasound, which in my opinion, have added more complication risks without benefit. The Tickle liposuction or Micro-Aire cannulas enable the plastic surgeon to perform the procedure with less effort and fatigue and appear to make refinement of the results easier to achieve. Post-operative dressings have been improved as well, leading to better results.

Before and After Liposuction of the Face and Neck with Dr. Finger
Before and After Liposuction of the Face and Neck with Dr. Finger

What Areas Can Be Treated?

Neck, arms, breasts, back, waist, “love handles,” “muffin-tops,” abdomen, thighs, ankles, and anywhere there is excess fat. The fat can be used to inject in areas such as the buttocks if desired, called Brazilian butt lift. 

Is Liposuction Safe?

Like every procedure, technique, experience, and skill are at the top of the list for safety and a smooth, shapely result. In the hands of a true professional, it is among the safest of all procedures.The Latest Liposuction Techniques on the market- Finger and Associates

What Are The Limitations Of Liposuction?

It is important to understand that liposuction removes only fat. The treatment can tighten skin only slightly, providing the patient has skin without stretch marks or excessive sun damage. For more skin tightening, technology such as Renuvion, ThermiTight, etc., can be used. These instruments tighten the skin with radiofrequency heat, creating renewed collagen and elastin, which tightens the skin. One treatment is required performed simultaneously with liposuction. The alternative procedure for loose skin is surgical excision, as in a tummy tuck.

Can Fat That Is Removed “Grow Back”?  

When a person gains weight, fat cells increase the fat content. They do not grow more fat cells. So, if weight is gained, the remaining fat cells can still increase in size. If one does not watch their diet by eating healthy and controlling portions, and doing some form of exercise, they can enlarge in the areas that have been liposuctioned and other areas of the body as well. 

Ready To Book Your Liposuction Consultation With Dr. Finger?

Achieve great results with Lipsucttion by choosing an experienced and skilled surgeon. Come visit our office in Savannah, Georgia or Bluffton S.C. to schedule your appointment with Dr. Finger, Give us a call at 912-214-3779  or fill out to form below!

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