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The Many Different Types of Liposuction Devices

Dr. Adam Tattelbaum is considered one of the top plastic surgeons in Maryland for body contouring and liposuction. Dr. Tattelbaum has performed thousands of body contouring procedures at his practices in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC.

Dr. Tattelbaum says, “while there are a number of different types of liposuction machines and techniques the best outcomes always come from a skilled liposuction surgeon”.  Dr. Tattelbaum believes if you are seeking body contouring via liposuction you should always seek a surgeon that has performed many liposuction procedures.  Today there are many different lipo machines some are great and some are gimmicks according to Dr. Tattelbaum.

Different Types of Liposuction Devices

1) Standard liposuction– is a cannula that is manually run in and out of the body. I use this on rare occasions now.

2) Power assisted liposuction– similar cannula to standard liposuction, but the handle causes the cannula to vibrate rapidly. I prefer this type of liposuction and use it frequently.

3) Ultrasonic liposuction- The cannula is different. It sends out hi frequency energy that disrupts the fat and surrounding tissue. I favor this in secondary liposuction where there is more scarring and more difficult to get through. It will often require the use of standard or power assisted liposuction to remove the disrupted tissue.  Some claim that Ultrasonic can cause skin shrinkage. I think not. In fact going close to the skin can lead to significant problems.

4) Laser liposuction– sounds cool doesn’t it. Unfortunately the hype surrounding anything with the word laser attached often exceeds the reality.  Like ultrasonic laser is a good tool, but essentially does the same thing using light rather than ultrasound. Cannulas are smaller and it can take longer to remove the fat. Once again I find the claims of skin tightening overly optimistic.

Dr. Tattelbaum is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He attended medical school at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City where he received Honors in his plastic surgical rotation. He was Chief Resident at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Tattelbaum completed his plastic surgery training at Georgetown University and Harvard University. He is currently a member of the clinical faculty at Georgetown, where he has taught. He is an attending physician at many regional hospitals.

Dr. Tattelbaum is a double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who is dual certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery as well as the American Board of Surgery. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery which serves as a mark of distinction for Plastic Surgeons focused on Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  He was listed in “America’s Top Surgeons” by the Consumer Research Council of America and has appeared multiple times in Washingtonian Magazine’s list of top plastic surgeons. He is a founder and a senior partner of Washington Plastic Surgery Group in Rockville, Maryland.

October 6, 2015 8:47 pm
Categories: Blog, Body, Liposuction

Written by Dr. Adam Tattelbaum

Dr. Adam Tattelbaum is a highly skilled and compassionate plastic surgeon with over two decades of experience.

Double-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Tattelbaum believes in providing personalized patient care and customizes his treatment plans to suit the individual.

Dr. Tattelbaum's candid and realistic approach has earned him recognition, not only with his patients but in the Top Doctor lists of the Washingtonian and Bethesda magazines. He is also a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a mark of distinction in the field of cosmetic surgery.

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