What liposuction techniques do you offer? January 25, 2023 Dr. Downey or Dr. Bullocks may use any of the following techniques to contour your body with liposuction: Tumescent Liposuction. This technique involves injecting local anesthesia mixed with tumescent fluids into your targeted treatment areas. The specialized solution causes blood vessels to shrink, thereby preventing blood loss. Ultrasound-assisted Liposuction (UAL). The deep penetration of the ultrasound energy allows Dr. Downey or Dr. Bullocks to remove deep pockets of fat. Patients also experience less trauma because liquid fat can be removed without the vigorous movements associated with the procedure. Laser-assisted Liposuction (LAL). Lasers are an alternative to ultrasound energy for liquefying the fat. The heat generated by laser cannulas also tightens the skin, contouring the body at the same time. LAL is more effective at liquefying fat than UAL, but cannot penetrate as deeply. Power-assisted Liposuction (PAL). Thick deposits of stubborn fat can be addressed with this unique technique. The vibration of power-assisted cannulas breaks down these fats and makes aspiration easier. Renuvion Skin Tightening. Plasma technology is applied using a combination of radiofrequency and helium under the skin in the areas that have been treated with liposuction. This augments the results and helps the surgeon create finely detailed sculpting.