Understanding the different types of liposuction

Liposuction has become  increasingly popular in Dubai over the years. If you are considering getting it but need help deciding which type to choose, consider the following options.


Diet and exercise alone may not remove stubborn body fat for some people. These areas of fat can cause an uneven appearance and lead to frustration. Liposuction in Dubai offers a solution to these concerns.


Liposuction is an excellent option for individuals looking to decrease their body fat percentage. This procedure can be combined with other surgeries, such as breast augmentation and tummy tucks, to produce the best results.


Different types of liposuction are available, including suction-assisted, tumescent, ultrasound-assisted, and laser-assisted liposuction. Each has its benefits and drawbacks, and understanding these differences can help make the best choice.


  1. Suction-assisted liposuction: This is the most traditional liposuction, with only a few small incisions. Fat cells are removed through these incisions using a cannula. Recovery can take anywhere from 1-3 months, and the final result can take 3-6 months. This procedure can be performed on various body parts, such as the arms, stomach, thighs, legs, and bottom. The benefits include cost-effectiveness and widespread availability, while drawbacks include a higher risk of bruising and bleeding and a higher chance of lumpiness or defects.
  2. Tumescent liposuction: This procedure uses anaesthetics such as lidocaine and epinephrine to cause swelling in the fat and make it easier to remove. An anaesthetic is administered into the fat pockets, then removed using a cannula. This liposuction is more cost-effective than others, and it’s possible to minimise bruising and bleeding. However, there is a higher risk of skin irregularities, lumps, dimpling, infections, scarring, and numbness.
  3. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction: This procedure uses high-frequency sound waves to generate energy in the tissues, breaking down the fat cells. This makes suction removal easier and is helpful for stubborn fat in areas such as the stomach and waist. Recovery is the same as tumescent liposuction, but there is a higher risk of burns, blisters, numbness, and blood clots.
  4. Laser-assisted liposuction: This procedure uses a laser to break down fat, which is then removed through small incisions made by the surgeon. Anaesthetic and epinephrine are administered to reduce pain and bleeding. This form of liposuction has a one-month recovery period, and its benefits include precise results, the ability to be applied to any part of the body, and skin-tightening effects. Drawbacks include a longer recovery period and an increased risk of burns.
  5. Bodytite bipolar radiofrequency-assisted liposuction: This procedure uses radiofrequency to break down the fat, which is then removed through small incisions made by the surgeon. This form of liposuction benefits includes minimal scarring, precise results, and skin tightening effects. Drawbacks include a more extended recovery period and a higher risk of burns.
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