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Micro Liposulpture of Beverly Hills

Posted On: October 26, 2011 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Home, Liposuction

Patients who present for revision liposculpture may require the use of very small cannulas.  The example below is a patient who underwent four liposuctions in Toronto, Canada as well as in Britain.  Unfortunately, she was left with some contour deformity of the periumbilical abdominal area which will be very difficult to correct without the use of very small 2 mm cannulas.  Very conservative tumescent technique liposculpture is required in order to prevent a distortion of the tissue that is trying to be feathered and sculpted.  Very small amounts of tumescent fluid through a 50 cc syringe can be infiltrated gently into these periumbilical areas on this patient in order to smooth out and lipo-sculpt with a very small 2 mm cannula.  The cannula acts not only to suction out the small amounts of fat in a perpendicular fashion, as well as to break up the scar tissue that can be found from the sub-dermis directly down to the overlying Scarpa’s fascia or even deeper down to the fascia of the rectus abdominus muscle.

This patient had the 2 mm cannula used in order to directly break up through a pre-tunneling technique the scar tissue without the suction on and then 1 atmosphere of vacuum suction was applied to remove a small amount of fat in perpendicular direction and to smooth out and feather out the periumbilical area.  When considering revision liposculpturing, very small cannulas can be used in order to reduce further contour deformities at this time.