Liposuction has been around for decades. Up until recently, it’s been a relatively aggressive and invasive procedure designed to remove pounds of fat during a session through the use of various tools and procedures. Today’s liposuction is far different, though, and radiofrequency-assisted liposuction is making things much, much better for many people.
With traditional liposuction, the surgeon targets the removal of fat in certain areas across the body. The goal is to provide a smoother, more natural shape and to reduce the size of unwanted pockets of fat. The surgeon will make small incisions near the treatment area, then insert a long, hollow rod called a cannula into the layer of fat. The cannula breaks down the fat cells with heat, and then they are removed with a vacuum pump or some other form of suction. Though this has been the traditional method for many years, it is not as effective as some of the newer technologies that are available.