Power-assisted liposuction (PAL) offers several unique benefits to liposuction patients seeking beautiful body sculpting results, including:
- Increased patient safety
- Permanent and quick removal of fat cells
- Superior body sculpting outcomes
How Does PAL Work?
The FDA-approved Power-assisted liposuction involves the use of small incisions and a vibrating cannula that simultaneously delivers local anesthesia while breaking up and vacuuming unwanted fat from any part of the body. The vibrating cannula produces a tickling sensation, thereby greatly reducing any discomfort during this revolutionary, minimally invasive fat removal treatment. In fact, the vibrating cannula was specifically designed to act as a pain blocker by activating nerves that do not transmit pain signals. We think that while patients can do the procedure under local anesthesia alone, frequently this is more “participation” than most patients want to experience. The vast majority of patients still choose general anesthesia
What Areas of the Body Does PAL Treat?
PAL can be used to reduce unwanted fat cells from essentially any part of the body. The device features customized cannulas that are used in specific areas for the best results. Some of the most popular body areas treated with PAL include the face, chin, back, ankles, knees, stomach, buttocks, thighs, waist, and arms. PAL can also be used as a touch-up treatment after traditional liposuction or tummy tuck surgery.
Power-Assisted Liposuction Recovery and Results
PAL requires mild to moderate recovery. Although daily activities can be resumed after the procedure, compression garments are recommended for up to three weeks to facilitate skin retraction and optimal results. Mild swelling is common around the incisions, which heal quickly. Postoperative results continue to improve for up to three to six months. PAL permanently removes fat cells, allowing patients to keep their new, slim, and more attractive figure for good.
PAL complications are rare and treatable. A small percentage of PAL patients may experience poor skin retraction or uneven fat redistribution after the procedure, both of which generally can be corrected.
Am I a Candidate for Power-Assisted Liposuction?
PAL is not a weight loss procedure and is best suited for patients looking to improve their figure by losing a few inches of fat from body areas resistant to exercise and diet. We will inform you of the risks and benefits associated with this procedure and determine your candidacy.