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Power-Assisted Liposuction: PAL

Power assisted liposuction is performed using a special cannula which rapidly vibrates to break up and loosen the fat cells so that they may be suctioned away gently with less trauma to the surrounding tissues. PAL is performed using the tumescent liposuction technique, which involves infusing large volumes of saline, local anesthesia and adrenaline into the treatment area for smooth fat transfer through the cannula.

Benefits of Power-Assisted Liposuction

Some benefits of power-assisted liposuction include:

  • Increased safety
  • Decreased anesthesia time
  • Less bruising and swelling
  • Less discomfort
  • Faster recovery
  • Increased efficacy
  • Greater precision.
Doctors do not need to use as much force during a power assisted liposuction because the vibrating cannula makes it easier to release fat cells from the body. Research has shown that power-assisted liposuction is an effective and safer way to eliminate unwanted deposits of fat.

Possible Risks and Complication

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks and complications. Power-Assisted Liposuction can leave skin loose, uneven and wrinkled. Some patients can also experience skin pigmentation following surgery. Another possible complication is if leftover fluids collect in the lungs, serious illness can develop.

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