Types of Liposuction Tampa


Woman postingDr. Su performs tumescent liposuction which means his patients are awake and have local anesthesia in the fat layer only. Compare this to traditional liposuction where patients are placed under anesthesia (asleep) and put her on a ventilator to breathe. Other than that, both types of liposuction require the use of a liposuction¬Ě, to sculpt and remove the fat. The safety of liposuction is very good when done properly with either type of anesthesia, but tumescent local anesthesia is even safer by a large margin. Dr. Su has developed a lot of his special sculpting techniques around the advantages of an awake patient. Because soft fat is difficult to control while sculpting, tensing of the muscles helps to control it better allowing for a more precise and complete removal. Standing up intermittently throughout the surgery also allows Dr. Su to assess contours in their natural shape since laying on a table changes shapes and contours significantly. This gives Dr. Su much more accuracy in achieving the desired shape and contours while doing it safely. It should be noted, that these techniques are not standard with other doctors using tumescent awake liposuction, but are what Dr. Su has pioneered and perfected in his practice.

We have a lot of patients asking about the other names they have heard liposuction called. Suffice it to say that almost all names you might have heard liposuction called in the media are likely to be glorified names for tumescent awake liposuction. We are referring to names like Smart Lipo, Vaser Lipo, Cool Lipo, Slim Lipo, Aqua Lipo, Tickle Lipo. All of these names come from companies trying to gain a marketing advantage by calling tumescent liposuction by a different name.

They all typically use local anesthetic with patients awake, and they all use a liposuction cannula to suction and sculpt the fat Where they differ is in the use of a laser step, or ultrasonic step, or addition of a water jet. Most doctors with experience will agree that these things add little to the liposuction outcome. What is the most important to have good results is the ability of the doctor in sculpting with the cannula, not the laser or ultrasound he or she adds in a procedure. At Art Lipo, Dr Su has owned and operated the Smart Lipo laser as well as the Vaser ultrasound device. Since neither improved his outcomes and both had drawbacks, he has stopped using both devices. Some things it turns out are a lot of glamour and hype and give no better results.

Fly In For Surgery

If you are considering having a procedure performed by Dr. Su and are not located in the Tampa Bay area, we have tailored a fly-in program for many of our patients who come from all over the world. Our office is conveniently located near Tampa International Airport. Our patients are provided with hotel lists, and a list of concierge services to create a comfortable time in Florida to meet their individualized recovery needs.

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