What are the advantages of Power-Assisted Lipo versus traditional lipo?

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Advantages of Power Assisted Liposuction

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As far as the results are concerned, there are no advantages of power assisted liposuction over traditional liposuction. The only advantage of power liposuction is for the surgeon. Because of it's vibrational movement, the surgeon is able to move the cannula through the areas of fat with more ease. There is less surgeon fatigue as he performs the liposuction.

So, from a patient's point of view, there is no real difference as far as results are concerned.

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Advantages of PAL over SAL

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With PAL, the liposuction cannula oscillates back and forth several millimeters at a very high frequency which helps to improve the efficiency of the procedure. Indirectly, this has the potential to shorten operative times, reduce surgeon fatigue and improve results.

Owen Reid, MD
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