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Monday, October 20, 2008

Liposuction in Canada

A new site has been created looking to help people in Canada looking for Liposuction Surgery.

The site can be viewed at:

Liposuction in Canada - http://www.liposuctionincanada.com

They have addresses for the top cities in Canada, and have a couple videos to see.

They will be expanding from their introduction in the site, so there should be even more information being posted on their site.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Basics of Ultrasonic Liposuction

The Basics of Ultrasonic Liposuction by Rebecca Knight

The popularity of liposuction in the U.S. can not be denied but is it safe? Many prospective patients are opting for more advanced forms of liposuction which include ultrasonic liposuction and tumescent liposuction. If you are considering having this procedure you should be sure to ask the doctor what specific methods he will be using so that you can understand the risks.

Ultrasonic liposuction, otherwise known as ultrasonic-assisted liposuction or UAL, is an advanced procedure used by liposuction doctors to assist them in removing body fats more efficiently and effectively. Body shaping procedures like liposuction are as much an art as a science. By using this tool to assist in breaking up the fat cells the surgeon can remove more fat, more easily. Ultrasonic liposuction works by using "ultrasonic energy" to break up fat cells in certain areas and converting these unwanted fats into oil. The areas involved are usually the flanks, back, hips, upper abdomen and areas where you have had liposuction before. These areas have been found to be more complicated than others.

The Procedure Itself

Ultrasonic liposuction uses a generator. As with traditional liposuction a vacuum is involved but this one is specifically designed for this. Fatty areas are better identified by injecting them with tumescent fluids. Then, a canula with an ultrasonic probe is attached to the generator and suction vacuum. As the canula passes through the fat, the energy breaks down fat cells and converts them to oil. This oil will then blend with the tumescent fluids to form a mixture that can be easily sucked out through the canula.

Currently ultrasonic liposuction is not considered a replacement for traditional liposuction because in most cases the same outcome can be expected. It can be used in conjunction with traditional procedures because it can easily reduce or treat fats that have been difficult to remove using traditional liposuction.

What are the risks associated with Ultrasonic Liposuction?

There are more complications and risks associated with this procedure than with traditional liposuction. These include:

*Burning of the patient's skin

*Possible scarring from the burns

*Blood Clots

*Injury to the sensory nerves

The use of ultrasonic energy for this purpose is new so many of the long term risks are not yet known. There have been some studies that have shown a relationship between exposure to ultrasound and damage to the peripheral nerves. More so in sensitive areas like the face and neck. The heat of given off by the procedure can burn as well as cause blood clots to form.

All the above said the use of ultrasonic liposuction is growing because it can help the surgeon remove more fat than traditional methods. The equipment costs more so the cost of ultrasonic liposuction is higher than traditional liposuction. It may be worth it particularly if you find you need a lot of fat removed in areas like the back and upper abdomen. The trouble areas that benefit from the use of ultrasonic liposuction are usually the ones men need done. Whether you are male or female the results may be worth the added risks.

About the Author

Rebecca Knight writes for BestCosmeticProcedures.com with more info on liposuction risk.

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Monday, April 09, 2007

Biggest Danger of Liposuction - Ignorance

Biggest Danger of Liposuction - Ignorance by Rebecca Knight

All forms of plastic surgery are gaining in popularity, liposuction is no exception. The main danger of liposuction as with any cosmetic procedure is not doing your homework about what the dangers of the surgery are. The American Society of Plastic Surgery did a survey released in March that states "Although 8 out of 10 cosmetic plastic surgery patients are satisfied with their surgical experience, nearly 40 percent believe they should have been more proactive in learning about potential side effects and complications before the surgery."

Liposuction was first used to correct small irregularities of the patient's body. It is now used in different areas of the body from the knees all the way up to the neck. It is now considered a major procedure and the prospective patient should treat it that way. While reported complications and risks have been exaggerated by some in the media, the danger of liposuction is real.

What are the dangers and what can I do about them?

The first thing that you need to understand is that there are a range of complications and dangers that are a result of this surgery. Typically a surgeon will categorize the dangers as mild, moderate or severe. While a mild danger of liposuction is not life threatening, it could still result in permanent complications or side effects.

Mild dangers of liposuction are usually seen immediately after the surgery. Even if you have picked the best board-certified surgeon, loose, excess skin can be the result of the operation due to the large amounts of fat removed at once. This of course depends on how much fat you are having removed and where, so the effect will vary. This will also depend on individual patient's skin elasticity. Excess skin can be removed by other surgeries. A good example of that would be a tummy tuck.

Scars can be caused by the incisions made from the liposuction procedure. These scars can be permanent though you can help them fade with the use of certain creams.

The moderate dangers of liposuction can last for several weeks or months. These include swelling and infection. If you are having ultrasonic-assisted lipoplasty burns could occur. The swelling can cause pressure on the nerves that can result in numbness. Antibiotics are recommended when you get infections after the procedure. Symptoms of infection include redness, tenderness, fever, chills and vomiting.

As we move into the severe dangers of liposuction please note that these rarely occur. It is better to be aware of any danger of liposuction though. These dangerous results include:

  • organ damage from injury
  • pulmonary embolism
  • fluid imbalance
  • lidocaine overdose
  • liposuction deaths
Organ damage can occur if the surgeon accidentally punctures the patient's internal organs. This could damage the organs and result infection. The only remedy for this is surgery to repair the damage. Pulmonary embolism can be caused by displaced pieces of fat that may then travel to the lungs. This would cause the patient difficulty breathing which could send you to the emergency room. Lidocaine overdoses and fluid imbalances can cause serious complications that can lead to death.

The best remedy to avoid these dangers is to be well informed. Do your research regarding the doctors that are going to be involved in your surgery. Investigate the specifics of the type of liposuction you are having. Don't be a victim of the greatest danger of liposuction - ignorance.

About the Author

Rebecca Knight writes for BestCosmeticProcedures.com where you can find more info on the pros and cons of liposuction

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