How is fat removed from the bulge areas?


By the use of a hollow tube (cannula) which has suctioning holes near its blunt end the cannula is inserted through a small 1/4″ incision beneath the skin and into the fatty tissue overlying the muscles below. The cannula breaks up the fatty tissue, creating a honeycombing of the fat. A vacuum pump connected to the other end of the cannula then evacuates the loosened fat cells through a series of openings at the end of the cannula. The smaller the cannula, the smaller the tunnels and the more even the reduction. The cannulas used by Dr. Reynolds are generally 2.0 to 3.0 mm in outside diameter. In Contrast, other surgeons often use cannulas 5.0 mm OR larger in size. After surgery, these tiny tunnels collapse resulting in an improved body contour.