Are there any additional risks or complications associated with Power-Assisted Liposuction?
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Power Assisted Liposuction
PAL is a faster method of liposuction, but more controllable and accurate I believe. I think the results are better, smoother and more consistent. I do not believe the risks are higher than traditional liposuction. PAL is better! Regards, Dr Steve Merten, Sydney, Australia
Fewer complications I'd say
Power assisted liposuction doesn't generate heat like other types, so thermal complications are minimized. However, I find PAL allows me a finer touch when performing liposuction because I don't need to generate force with my arm. This allows me to be more precise when removing fat and yielding a smoother result. This is only my experience however and what is most important is the skill of the doctor.
PAL similar to standard Liposuction
Thanks for your question. Power-assisted liposuction differs from "standard" liposuction in that it vibrates to help break up the fat cells that are being suctioned. Unlike some other types of liposuction, there is no heat generated and so the complications should be similar.
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Are there additional risks specific to PAL
In comparison to traditional SAL, there are no additional risks that are specific to PAL. It's a great question because some liposuction variants generate heat, and the use of these technologies has been associated with a higher risk of skin injury, scarring, contour deformities and re-operation.
Risks with Power assisted liposuction
I hope the information has been helpful,
Dr. Eduardo Orozco
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