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Liposuction History

Being fit and slim is a trend that will never go out of fashion. However for most of us healthy diets and exercise are unable to provide the body shape that we desire. Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that allows individuals to permanently remove fat from localized regions and is an excellent option for people who want to look their best. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that is performed by a cosmetic or plastic surgeon, where a tiny cannula is inserted by making a small incision in the skin. The cannula is used to break up the fat pockets and shape the region as desired. Thereafter the fat is removed \with high-pressure vacuum.

Liposuction is performed in most parts of the country but it is essential that you consult with a surgeon who is not only qualified and competent but also skilled and talented. Dr. Michael Pasquale of Honolulu, Hawaii has done his residency in plastic surgery and also has to his credit a 2-year training certificate form NYU Downtown, Manhattan, where he worked with some of the world’s best plastic and cosmetic surgeons.

At his clinic at Honolulu, Hawaii, clients are informed of all aspects of the surgery including any risk of complications. He encourages patients to voice their thoughts and opinions about the surgery so as to ensure that they have a realistic view of it.

Honolulu, Hawaii is a great place to have liposuction done not only because of the top grade surgical and medical care available here but because of the beautiful setting the location provides to recover from the surgery.

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery technique where excess fat from various regions of the body are removed by high-pressure suction. It is performed under anesthesia and before the surgery the surgeon flushes the affected area with local anesthetic solution. Liposuction was invented in 1974 by an Italian gynecologist in Rome, Dr. Giorgio Fischer. In 1978 French physicians Illouz and Fournier refined the technique of liposuction and by 1980 it had become a vastly popular procedure in America. However the excessive bleeding and rippling of the skin was a drawback that put off many people who otherwise would have liked to have the surgery done.

It was in 1985 that liposuction was revolutionized by Dr. Jeffrey A. Klein, a dermatologist from California, when he introduced the tumescent technique for liposuction.

This technique allowed the procedure to be performed under local anesthesia and with smaller and finer cannulas. This reduced the tendency for excessive bleeding during and after the procedure and also allowed the surgeon to sculpt the region in the desired manner. The development of tumescent liposuction did away with many misconceptions such as the use of local anesthesia for the procedure may make it less effective. In fact dilution allows more amounts of local anesthesia to be introduced and thus providing more coverage of the anesthesia. While the microcannulas used for tumescent liposuction removes lesser amount of fat per minute in comparison with the larger cannulas used earlier, it actually removes fat in a smoother manner and in more volumes. This technique tremendously reduced the complications that were encountered with the traditional liposuction technique and thus became a preferred procedure of plastic and cosmetic surgeons.