When doctors mention 360 degree liposuction, they generally refer to a fat reduction surgery that encompasses the entire waistline—i.e., the four quadrants of the abdomen, flanks, and lower back. The idea is to create a cinching effect that is one of the most coveted features of a feminine physique.
When combined with Brazilian butt lift, the contouring effects of 360 degree liposuction are further enhanced. Instead of discarding the “unwanted” fat, doctors “recycle” them in order to enhance the patient’s backside with the most natural material.
Basically, Brazilian butt lift is buttock augmentation via fat injection. With this technique, patients can avoid the risks they would carry if synthetic implants were used instead.
Leading Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Tarick Smiley has recently posted a series of snapchat videos and images on Snapchat to demonstrate a patient who have had Brazilian butt lift right after her 360 degree liposuction.
Due to the fibrous fat commonly found along the flanks, around the navel area, and back, Dr. Smiley has used the power-assisted liposuction (PAL) technique.
“PAL cannula [straw-like device attached to a vacuum pump] has a vibrating tip, making it ideal for treating tough areas,” he said in one of the Snapchat videos.
(Note: When doctors use the term fibrous or “tough” fat, they refer to fatty areas with more connective tissue that a thick cannula cannot easily penetrate through. Hence, these areas are best treated by a thin PAL cannula.)
The tiny vibrations released by PAL cannula makes fat extraction gentler and more precise, which in turn results in less surgical trauma and bleeding, and minimal postop swelling and bruising. Thus, the recovery is also perceived to be quicker compared to other liposuction techniques.
After collecting adequate amounts of fat, Dr. Smiley placed them in tubes and allowed the red blood cells to settle to the bottom, thanks to gravity. These were discarded so he could only use the purest “golden” fat, and ultimately promote high survival rate of grafts—about 70 percent or even higher.
It will take about three weeks for the fat grafts to re-establish their blood supply and the extracellular matrix holding them together to achieve its full strength, allowing the grafts to endure the pressure from sitting, squatting, and stretching.