The terms liposuction and lipolysis are obesity related terms. Liposuction is a surgery carried out to remove the extra fat whereas; lipolysis is a method of hydrolysis of lipids.
Liposuction is a medical surgery; it evolves the work from the late 1960s from Europe. The invention of modern liposuction procedure is linked to the name of two Italian gynecologists, Arpad and Giorgio Fischer, who created the blunt tunneling method in 1974.
Liposuction is a surgery, wherein; the extra and bulky fat from body is removed by surgery treatment. The extra fat in the body is believed to create an imperfection in a person’s appearance, and it is also not good from health point of view. Hence, this fat is removed through surgery by consulting a doctor.
Liposuction is used commonly to bring body into proper shape. Those parts of body which become too bulky and heavy, because, of the fats formation are removed by extracting the fats by a proper and systematic surgery.
• To abstract the right amount of fat.
• To cause the least disturbance of neighboring tissue, such as blood vessels and connective tissue.
• To leave the person’s fluid balance undisturbed.
• To cause the least discomfort to the patient.
The fat is removed by a hollow tube (cannula) which sucks the fat from the part. After the liposuction, the person is able to recover within two weeks. There are no side-effects observed after the liposuction.
Liposuctions are of following types:
• Suction-assisted liposuction (SAL)
• Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL)
• Power-assisted liposuction (PAL)
• Twin-cannula (assisted) liposuction (TCAL or TCL)
• External ultrasound-assisted liposuction (XUAL or EUAL)
• Water-assisted liposuction (WAL)
• Tumescent technique
The triglycerides are first carried to the appropriate tissue by blood. The triglycerides are present in low density lipoproteins, which undergo lypolysis by a cellular lipase, resulting into the glycerol and free fatty acids. These acids are then supplied to the other tissues along with the albumin. The serum albumin acts as a major carrier of free fatty acids in the blood. The glycerol thus obtained enters the blood-stream, and is absorbed by the liver and kidney. The liver and kidney then converts the glycerol into glyceraldehydes 3-phosphate (GA3P).
lipolysis Means the destruction of adipose tissue and Ultrasound and mesotherapy are two ways of lipolysis.
Lipolysis is commonly used on parts of the body that can’t be adequately shaped with persistent trainings or diet. Usually those are Thighs, abdomen and tuck.