Liposuction and Liposculpture


Liposuction is a technique used for a few years now, and it consists on the removal of the fat accumulation in a certain part of the body. People look for this procedure with one objective: correct an inaccuracy they believe they have, making them very uncomfortable with their bodies. The technique used for more than 20 years advanced a lot during this period. At first, suction was used, but as time went by, a new technique using cannulas appeared. With the cannulas, doctors and physicians began to study a procedure called lipoinjection, which consisted in taking the fat from one area of the body and injecting in another. With the development of theses studies, the ultra-sound was discovered; this one broke the fat cells with ultrasonic waves and spilled over the tissues, being aspirated after. The last treatment determined was the vibrolipoaspiraĆ§Ć£o (power assisted liposuction), utilizing compressed air to break fat cells. This last practice is being used by surgeons all over the world, but here in Brazil it is not very used.