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Power-Assisted Liposuction

Of the many liposuction techniques available to help remove unwanted fat deposits and give you the beautiful figure you desire, power-assisted liposuction may be the best option. Power-assisted liposuction is one of Dr. Stoker's signature procedures, and with good reason. Ever since his residency days in the late '90s, Dr. Stoker has been interested in finding the gentlest liposuction techniques that also produce the best results. His research led him to be a pioneer in the use of power-assisted techniques, which are widely used by plastic surgeons around the world today.

The first liposuction techniques used hollow metal tubes, known as cannulas, to suction out the unwanted fat. While this process was effective, it often required a lot of mechanical force on the part of the surgeon to break up the fatty tissue. It was also ineffective in fibrous areas of the body – such as the chest, flanks, and back – or for follow-up procedures where scar tissue had begun to form beneath the skin. Dr. Stoker was interested in finding a better way.

With the help of one of his mentors, Dr. Gerald Pitman, Dr. Stoker led the way in the field of power- assisted liposuction. This technique utilizes a special cannula that vibrates at a precise frequency. This helps to break up the fat and is especially useful in fibrous regions.

Advantages of Power-Assisted Liposuction

The advantages of power-assisted liposuction include:

  • Less Damage to Surrounding Tissue
  • Greater Precision
  • Reduced Bruising
  • Faster Recovery
  • Less Time Under Anesthesia

Because the cannula vibrates to break up the fat, power-assisted liposuction does not require the surgeon to apply the force himself. This results in less trauma to the surrounding tissue, which means reduced bruising and a faster recovery time. Also, because the cannula does all the work of breaking up the fat, the surgeon is free to focus on the removal of the fat. The increased precision that this allows for means you get a more sculpted figure than with other liposuction techniques.

Why Choose Dr. Stoker for Your Power-Assisted Liposuction?

When it comes to your liposuction, the most important factor is the skill of the surgeon performing your operation. Dr. Stoker has performed hundreds of liposuction procedures with great success. Power- assisted liposuction is his preferred method, having been a pioneer in its early use and inception. When choosing a surgeon to perform a cosmetic procedure, it's hard to do better than one of its inventors.

If you are interested in the benefits of power-assisted liposuction, schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Stoker today. Consultations may be scheduled at (310) 300-1779 or online.

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