Suction-assisted liposuction (SAL) was the first liposuction method used to remove unwanted fat, which involves a cannula with holes on the end. Mechanical force generated by the surgeon loosens fat cells and allows them to be suctioned away in the connected tubing through a vacuum system.
SAL was a huge step forward in plastic surgery because it allowed surgeons to remove large amounts of fat with minimal scars. SAL however included limitations and proved to be not very effective in fibrous areas, such as the chest, flanks and back. SAL does not give surgeons as much control in sculpting as they have with some other systems, such as power-assisted liposuction.
Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL) use power supplied by an electric motor or compressed air to produce a rapid in-and-out movement or a spinning rotation of the attached liposuction cannula. Power-assisted liposuction is renowned as the more efficient technique for removing fat.
Power Assisted (PAL) Technique
The power-assisted system relies on a vibrating cannula tip that gently shakes fat loose and suctions it away in one step. The cannula vibrates at just the right frequency to maximize the efficient removal of fat. The vibration also helps the cannula to glide through the fatty layers with a minimal amount of force.
Power-assisted liposuction gives your surgeon in Mexico more control and precision, allowing for a personalized sculpting session. It also helps to minimize a patient’s recovery.
Risks of Power Assisted (PAL) Liposuction
As an invasive procedure, power assisted liposuction includes the risk of Infections, allergies, fluid imbalance, inflammation, soreness, scarring, dead tissues, pigmentation of skin, and damage to nerves. In PAL, the risks are low.
Benefits of Power Assisted (PAL) Liposuction
Benefits of power-assisted liposuction include more efficient removal of fat, more control for the surgeon to sculpt precisely, more effective in fibrous or previously treated areas, less trauma to the surrounding tissues, less bruising, faster recovery, and less time under anesthesia.
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