High-Tech to High-Def—How Popular Tools and Techniques Are Reshaping Liposuction

Popular New Liposuction Tools and Techniques

Dr. Umbareen Mahmood recently contributed to a RealSelf article about the tools and techniques reshaping liposuction and her practice in Union Square, NYC.

Below is an excerpt from the article

“Further propelling lipo up the charts is its reputation as a reliably safe and transformational fix for stubborn flab—a track record hard-earned over the past four decades. “Way back when, liposuction was done as a dry technique and blood loss was significant,” explains New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Umbareen Mahmood. By the early ’80s, surgeons were routinely using wetting solution—that is, filling the fatty area with a prescribed quantity of fluid, “either normal saline or [electrolyte-infused] lactated Ringer’s, plus a proportion of lidocaine for anesthetic effect and epinephrine to cause vasoconstriction and prevent bleeding,” she adds—before breaking apart and vacuuming out fat with vigorous thrusts of a stainless steel cannula.”

Read the full article on RealSelf.

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