Super Wet Liposuction
In the range of “wet” liposuction techniques, super wet liposuction is one you can look at as a kind of compromise between tumescent liposuction and the generic wet liposuction procedure. Super wet requires the use of general anesthesia, unlike tumescent liposuction. Like tumescent liposuction (and wet liposuction in general), it requires that the surgeon injects a solution into the tissue to be operated on. The solution used contains only about half the volume of diluted local anesthetic used in tumescent liposuction, or a little less than half. Its called Super Wet because a larger amount of solution is injected comparing to other Wet Liposuction Techniques!
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How Does Super Wet Lipo Work
First things first the surgeon applies general anesthesia to the patient!Then the cannula is inserted into the fat tissue through incisions! The cannula injects a high amount of solution (saline, epinephrine and lidocaine) that contains only half of the local anesthesia (lidocaine) that is injected through Tumescent Liposuction. The injection of the solution makes it easier to suction the fat while the epinephrine’s action reduce the blood loss just like Tumescent Liposuction.
The advantage of super wet liposuction is that it limits blood loss over wet liposuction, but there is still a greater loss of blood with super wet liposuction than there is with tumescent liposuction. About 8 percent of the fluid that is removed from the body with super wet liposuction is blood. With tumescent liposuction, you only lose about 1-2 tablespoons of blood even with a larger area operated on.
Since super wet liposuction utilizes general anesthesia, it may not be ideal if you prefer not to be put under. General anesthesia is used for many surgical operations, cosmetic and otherwise, but it still is more risky than using local anesthesia only (click the link for more info about Local Vs General Anesthesia). It also is more expensive and may add to your costs. If you don’t mind being under general anesthesia or you would prefer it, however, this may not be a bad route for you to go. It is probably a better option than most generic wet liposuction techniques which may cause you to lose more blood.
Body Areas to be treated
Super Wet Liposuction is a great choice to remove fat from abdomens, waist, thighs, buttocks, flanks and arms (read this for more info)
The average cost for a super wet liposuction treatment is at $2500 but this depends on the area to be treated, the size of the area, the doctor’s popularity, the location where Super Wet Liposuction will be carried out.
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If you have an option between super wet liposuction and tumescent liposuction, you probably should look into tumescent liposuction first, which is usually performed without general anesthesia (though it depends on the surgeon). Tumescent liposuction is a little less risky and potentially less expensive, and, more relevantly, there is less blood lost with a tumescent procedure. Blood loss is one of the major risks with cosmetic surgery, so any way in which you can curb that risk is a good idea.
So when you have a choice and the pricing is comparable, you probably will want to choose the option that poses less trauma and risk to the body. If the surgeon offers you a choice between the two, ask questions and try to weigh the advantages and disadvantages. If this is your basis for choosing a surgeon, you’ll need to do your research thoroughly before you make your decision.
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