Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL) is an advanced body contouring technique utilized by Salem plastic surgeon Dr. George Chatson. One of two types of liposuction offered at our offices, the PAL technique uses a quickly vibrating cannula to break up stubborn fat deposits, allowing for more complete removal. Because the vibration gently loosens even the most stubborn of fat cells, PAL is both more effective and less traumatic than traditional liposuction methods. During your initial consultation, Dr. Chatson will carefully assess your areas of concern to determine if PAL is the best method for your needs.
Benefits of PAL
PAL is less traumatic to muscle and tissue surrounding the treatment area. This, combined with the smaller incisions used for the procedure, help reduce recovery time and postoperative scaring. In addition, while reducing bruising, swelling, and postoperative discomfort, PAL is capable of removing a more significant amount of fat than tumescent liposuction alone – as much as 30% more according to studies conducted at Tulane University. PAL also takes less time to perform, helping reduce surgical risks and complications.
The vibrating cannula gives power assisted liposuction the ability to sculpt even the most difficult areas of the body. Dr. Chatson often uses PAL for delicate regions such as the inner thighs, abdominal area, and chest. Where this liposuction technique may be of most benefit to you can be determined during your initial consultation with Dr. Chatson.
To schedule your initial consultation, please contact George P. Chatson, MD today. Dr. Chatson serves patients in and around Lowell from our office in Andover, Massachusetts, and in the Salem area from our office in Nashua, New Hampshire.