PAL Liposuction Explained

If you are like many men and women looking for liposuction options, the different types of liposuction methods that are out there may seem overwhelming or confusing. How do you sift through and find out which is best for you? To start, research is key. I offer 2 types of liposuction:

  • Tumescent liposuction
  • Power-assisted liposuction (PAL)

Tumescent liposuction is considered the traditional method of liposuction. It is the foundation of my approach to body contouring, and remains the standard nationwide. With this method, I inject a solution containing anesthetic into the area being treated. This solution increases comfort, reduces blood flow, and prepares fat cells for easier removal. After the tumescent solution is administered, I am able to break up and suction away fat using a cannula (a special surgical tool used for liposuction procedures).

PAL also begins with tumescent solution being administered, but a different type of cannula is used for extraction of unwanted fat. This cannula vibrates mechanically to loosen the area of fat being treated, which is more efficient and shortens the time of the procedure. This method is ideal for my Seattle liposuction patients who need highly precise and targeted fat removal.

Although there are advantages to both of the liposuction methods I offer, the benefits of PAL can include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Faster recovery than alternative liposuction methods
  • Reduced bruising/swelling
  • Shorter procedure time

If you are considering body contouring, pay close attention to the method your surgeon recommends and also – perhaps even more importantly – the reason why it’s being recommended.

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