Compression coupling describes the advanced technique in liposuction that utilizes your nondominant hand to guide fat removal. Traditionally, fat removal was performed by using a hollow bore cannula to pierce through semisolid fat. The fat that was removed was held in place by being tethered by its neighboring fat cells.
What is Compression Coupling in Liposuction?
This is why absolute, uniform fat removal was not possible, since, after removal of the majority of fat cells, the fat cells that were no longer held in position could not be drilled out. The analogy I use is the small punching bag, i.e. speed bag, that boxers use to do rhythmic speed punches which oscillate back and front with each punch.
This is how the fat cell that is no longer tethered behaves. As the cannula strikes it, the fat cell just moves out and then returns back down without being removed. In contrast, advanced liposuction techniques employ ultrasound-assisted liposuction to melt the fat first which then dramatically changes the dynamics of fat removal.
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction literally melts ALL of the fat from a semisolid into a liquid state by a process called cavitation. Ultrasound energy creates waves that tickle fat cells in cluster form into single fat cells in liquid form. Once the fat cells become a liquid form, then removal of the fat cells is no longer a piercing mechanism. Instead, fat cells that are liquid are siphoned out.
Not only is absolute uniform removal of fat feasible but also 40% more fat can be removed. This is because fat cells located in the superficial layer are contained in small compartments that will not accommodate the entry of liposuction cannulas. However, once the fat cells have been melted, they can be compressed from the superficial layer into the deep layer where they can be removed by liposuction cannulas. This is in fact, what compression coupling offers the advanced liposuction providers.
Compression Coupling n liposuction describes how your non-dominant hand can be used to guide liquid fat cells into the cannula. Gentle compression allows for the deep fat layer to be swept into the liposuction cannulas. Then, more aggressive compression coupling can be used to guide the superficial fat cells into the deep layer in order to create highlights. By selectively removing superficial fat cells, muscle highlights can be created to reveal the underlying muscle contour.
Creation of muscle highlights coupled with comprehensive and uniform deep fat removal is what creates stunning results that are the of high definition liposuction results. Compression coupling is a skill that is realized only through years of high definition body contouring experience. If you are curious about how compression coupling can be utilized to transform your body, we encourage you to make a consultation with Our Surgical Team.
Please see this 30-year-old male following HD liposuction to highlight his abdominal muscles.