Liposuction (suctioned assisted lipoplasty or SAL) remains one of the most popular procedures performed by plastic surgeons in the United States. Liposuction surgery in Raleigh, NC is used to remove unwanted excess fatty deposits. It is not a replacement for weight loss and is best utilized to address stubborn areas of fat in the abdomen, flanks, hips, legs, and occasionally in the arms. A good liposuction result depends on good skin tone which will allow for the proper shrinkage of skin around the newly re-contoured body part. Liposuction is also commonly used in conjunction with other body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasty, breast reduction, thigh and arm lifts, and some facial surgeries.

There are a variety of types of liposuction surgery but primarily they all involve small incisions and the use of a wetting solution called tumescent fluid. Intumescent Liposuction fluid is placed in the subcutaneous tissue with a specialized adrenaline containing solution. This process helps shrink blood vessels to diminish blood loss and improve the safety of the procedure. All liposuction procedures involve the extraction of fat by suctioning with a special vacuum. Ultrasonic liposuction (UAL) is utilized with an ultrasound energy that shatters the fatty tissue and then extraction is performed using a special suctioning device. The benefit of this technology is to allow for more shrinkage of tissue, which can be more effective in fibrous tissue such as the flanks and breasts.

The physicians use a combination of UAL and SAL Liposuction at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center to achieve desired results for patients wishing to get rid of stubborn fat.