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Liposuction with and without Lipovisor™: the differences

Lipovisor™ and the obsolescence of traditional liposuction methods

Let's see the main differences between traditional liposuction and liposuction performed with Lipovisor™ and learn how Lipovisor™ can guarantee a perfect re-shaping of the patient’s body.

differences between traditional liposuction methods and liposuction with Lipovisor™



Mistake factors in traditional liposuction

During surgery in the operating room, it is very important to uniformly aspirate the area to be re-shaped, thus avoiding imperfections due to sagging, depressions and hollows caused by cannulas and the surgeon’s fatigue.

There are many factors that give rise to mistakes during the aspiration of fat in liposuction; one of the main factors is the surgeon’s fatigue.. In fact, most people do not realise that the surgeon enters the patient's body with the cannula about 30 times in just one minute, with a troublesome movement of the arm and shoulder. This movement performed by the surgeon applying a certain force causes the transient inability of the muscle, even shortly after the beginning of the intervention.

Another factor not to be underestimated is the fact that the surgeon palpates the adipose tissue with his hands, squeezing it after having infiltrated saline solution into the body. This method of continually exanimating the fat involves a decrease in sensitivity in the hand. Surgery that goes on for a long time leads to the loss of sensitivity in the hands, and this means that the surgeon loses his capacity in feeling where the accumulation of fat is located.

Since, with the traditional method, the surgeon has no scientific means for measuring the thickness of fat but is based solely on the sensitivity of his hands, you can just imagine how reliable this can be if you consider how the sensitivity in the surgeon’s hands changes due to the continuous palpation even shortly after the beginning of surgery. In these conditions, prolonged surgery will inevitably lead to the loss of sensitivity of the hand.

This will increases the risk of depressions, sagging and hollows and the ability to sculpt the silhouette of the body in a uniform manner.

Liposuction is performed on the body areas most subject to the accumulation of fat deposits such as on the buttocks, abdomen, hips, thighs and knees etc.

This method called tumescent liposuction is the most widely used method today. It is performed by injecting a diluted mixture of fluid containing saline, lidocaine and epinephrine solution in the areas of the body where adipose tissues to eliminate are most likely to accumulate. The amount of mixture to be injected is 2-3 times higher the amount of fat to eliminate. The term "tumescent" in fact refers to the "turgid" state of infiltrated tissues of this solution. The injection of this "cocktail" in the areas requiring surgery causes, in fact, a strong vasoconstriction (i.e. a narrowing of the arterial and venous vessels), which lasts for the whole duration of the surgical intervention, and allows eliminating almost exclusively the fat with very thin cannulas.

Unfortunately, current techniques do not allow a view of inside the body and therefore to see exactly where fat is being aspirated: in fact, the movement of the cannula that enters and exits the body in different positions is very likely to create blemishes such as depressions, sagging and hollows.

In many cases, these blemishes are subsequently corrected by the surgeon with micro-surgeries or with filling products which, in most cases, are reabsorbed within a few months.


How these mistakes can be avoided with Lipovisor™

Lipovisor™ offers the highest accuracy as it provides a scientific method for measuring the fat; the surgeon is free to use his hands to reshape the body’s silhouette without minding to continuously palpate the areas to be aspirated. While the surgeon performs liposculpture, Lipovisor™ will provide constantly up to date data on the thickness of the fat that is being aspirated. The innovating Lipovisor™ is also free from measuring problems caused by the presence of the saline solution as this does not alter the exact measurement that is always provided by Lipovisor™ in any way.

The Free Surgery Measurement is used by the surgeon during surgery to remove fat in areas and depths that were determined during the pre-surgical e consultation. The Free Surgery Measure,, compared to the Free Measurement used in the outpatient consultation, allows the surgeon to set the fat residue thickness limit. In other words, the surgeon sets, using the + and - keys, up to what depth he intends to remove the fat and starts to work with the surgical instruments (cannula or other) on the patient and performing real-time control with Lipovisor™, which continuously displays fat thickness (in millimeters). If the residual fat reaches the thickness limit set by the surgeon, Lipovisor™ will emit an acoustic and visual alarm signal, thus drawing the surgeon’s attention concerning the limit threshold reached.

The Free Surgery Measurement differs from the Outpatient Measurement or Free Measurement only for the presence of limit thresholds and is therefore also called Limited Measurement.

The Free Surgery Measurement indicator displays the dimension of fat in centimetres measured by the probe exactly where the fat is located. In addition to the numeric indicator, a graphical indicator is provided, consisting of a proportional number of luminous zones that change colour at different levels of fat thickness. The colour of the maximum value of fat is an intense light blue while the minimum value of fat (zero) is dark red. Generally the red colour, indicating that there is little or no fat, alerts the surgeon who is operating, while light blue colour, indicating elevated levels of fat, represents a situation where all is proceeding well. Among the two limit values represented by the red and light blue colours, there are also other colours featuring different shades corresponding to different measurement values. During the aspiration of fat in the O.R., Lipovisor™ provides the measurement of fat thickness.

Control of the aspirated area

During the treatment on a specific area, the surgeon can perform a Lipovisor™ scan to control the fat of the area treated. He can repeat the scan of each area as many times as he wants by pressing 3L.

The central area of the viewer displays the area (specified in grey during the pre-surgical stage ) that will be scanned. Lipovisor™ will display the area to scan in grey colour and the point where the surgeon must place the sensor with a pointer. The surgeon places the sensor where indicated on the 3D model of patient and can move it in all directions so as to examine the entire area. As the surgeon moves the sensor on the patient, the corresponding point in the 3D model is coloured appropriately (see the colour scale table). It will be up to the surgeon to cover the whole area with the sensor by pointing it appropriately to those points which have not yet been scanned. through the scan of the area, Lipovisor™ will highlight areas that feature hollows, depressions and sagging; Lipovisor™ will report to the surgeon providing the correct coordinates where to insert the cannulas in order to correct residual accumulations of fat not aspirated.


During surgery, the surgeon can check the thickness of fat at any time, even if he is tired and lost sensitivity in his hand; depressions, sagging and asymmetries can therefore be absolutely avoided.

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