Liposuction in 2020 has evolved immensely over prior years. This advancement stems from the increased capacity of fat removal provided for by the introduction of ultrasound-assisted liposuction. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction is most popularized by the VASER brand, which is the predominant ultrasound machine used today.
Advantages of Liposuction in 2020
Liposuction in 2020 now demands improvements in body contour that are transformative because of several advantageous factors.
Increased fat removal capacity
Liposuction in 2020 allows for the removal of 40% more fat than previously possible. Traditionally, liposuction was not able to remove fat from the superficial layer. This is because the superficial layers contain very tight compartments separated by fibroseptal networks of connective tissue that do not allow for the free flow of liposuction cannulas. In contrast, VASER liposuction allows for the melting of fat in both the deep and superficial layers.
In doing so, the fat from both the deep and superficial layers can be removed. Even though the liposuction cannulas can only fit in the deep layer, when the deep layer fat has been removed, the superficial fat will leek into the deep layer and be amenable to removal.
More comprehensive removal of fat means more dramatic changes to your body contour. In addition, Liposuction in 2020 allows for body contouring of even athletic and thinner patients. These patients have very little deep fat and maintain most of their fat in the superficial layer.
Fewer contour irregularities
Liposuction in 2020 allows for fewer contour irregularities. By virtue of being able to melt the fat into a liquid consistency, we are able to ensure a smooth contour following fat removal. The fat that is left behind settles evenly by virtue of being in a liquid state.
The analogy I use with patients is, “like putting olive oil in a pan, it will lie smoothly in the bottom of the pan.” Similarly, the fat that is left behind in your body will settle evenly and provide you a smooth contour.
Fat can be removed selectively
Liposuction in 2020 means the creation of muscle highlights created by selective fat removal. The deep fat is first removed to debulk areas of concern. However, selective removal of fat from the superficial layer can help created muscle highlights that were previously not appreciated.
For example, by removing the fat from the natural gulleys of the rectus muscles on the abdomen, four-packs and six-packs are created.
Liposuction in 2020: Optimized Fat Transfer
Liposuction in 2020 means the optimized transfer of fat throughout the body. Fat transfer has been recently popularized for the buttock, termed Brazilian buttock lift or BBL.
Until recently, the transfer of fat to the buttock was compromised by the significant loss of buttock volume as early as 6 months following surgery. This is thought to occur because of injury to fat cells during the harvesting process.
With traditional liposuction harvesting techniques, it is felt that the fat cell gets nicked as they are being ripped out with the cannulas. However, ultrasound energy is thought to melt the fat into a single fat cell state and subsequently a more liquid state.
The siphoning of the fat cells in this state is felt to save more fat cells from this injury. Transfer of uninjured fat cells results in optimized BBL outcomes with retention of 90+ percent of volume permanently. In summary, Liposuction in 2020 has advanced dramatically due to the use of ultrasound energy.
Body contouring transformation is now a reality with results that are stunning in appearance.
Please see this 39-year-old female who demonstrates an incredible transformation with some advanced liposuction techniques founded by Our Surgical Team in 2020.