Whether a patient has a minor contour abnormality (saddle bags, for instance) or more significant stubborn fat deposits, liposuction is a tried and true option. Well-versed in the freshest, most effective techniques and technologies, Dr. Rademaker brings formidable experience in all the modalities. Depending on the individual circumstances, he’ll use these technologies in various combination for unsurpassed outcomes.
He begins with tumescent liposuction technique, the standard of practice, which uses large volumes of very dilute solutions of lidocaine and epinephrine injected into subcutaneous fat to infuse the tissue for the finest results.
Traditional Suction Assisted Liposuction. A perforated cannula is passed back and forth in big arcing movements over the tumescent fat. The fat is sucked into the cannula’s holes and removed.
Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL). This device is equipped with a cannula that oscillates at 3,000 rpm and requires smaller movements. The rapidly vibrating cannual breaks up the fat mechanically and makes it easier to suck out. d the suction sucks it into the holes.
Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction (UAL) especially useful in tough and fibrous areas (the hips are notorious) and especially fatty areas (breast tissue men). The process emulsifies the tumesced fat and sucks it out. Dr. Rademaker uses UAL in bursts of 2-to-5 minutes, then evaluates the results. The process is precise and effective.
Laser Assisted Liposuction (LAL; LipoTherme). Operating at 980 nanometers, the best wavelength for absorption by fat, the LAL targets the deposits below the skin. Fat cells are released and sucked up at the same time the absorption causes tissue injury in the subcutaneous layer. That injury stimulates collagen production and skin contraction. It is perfect for the small and most stubborn fat pockets.
Aqua Liposuction (Body Jet) sends a spray of saline that dislodges the fat and sucks it out without breaking up the fat cells. That makes it ideal for harvesting fat and protecting the stem cells for use in Aesthetic Regeneration procedures — natural breast augmentation, buttock lifts, surgical revision, and facial volume fat grafts among them.