These two animations display the advantages of our second generation, “tube-within-a-tube,” long-stroke reciprocating Twin Cannula Assisted Liposuction (“TCAL”) aspiration platform over the predecessor, short-stroke, vibrating single cannula Power Assisted Liposuction (“PAL”) technology BioSculpture Technology’s Founder also invented.
PAL allows the vibrating cannula to pass through the tissue more easily and with less resistance, and in doing so reduces bruising. But, TCAL obviates the need of the surgeon to manually reciprocate or “stroke” the cannula back and forth, unleashing the artist in the surgeon® in a liposculpture procedure, and saving the patient bruising and bleeding by avoiding the 1,000’s of blows during the procedure from the advancing cannula because it is safely ensheathed.
TCAL technology is designed to:
- reduce the surgeon’s physical exertion;
- decrease operating time;
- facilitate treatment of the flanks and gynecomastia;
- allow the use of smaller cannulas;
- facilitate feathering the perimeter of treated areas;
- lessen tissue trauma, bleeding and bruising; and
- shorten postoperative convalescence.
But it is TCAL technology’s versatile, gentler design that broadens the list of applications and surgical specialties in which it can be used.
- TCAL can negotiate curves; the outer cannula need not be straight as the aspirating inner tube can be a flexible plastic or a memory metal.
- TCAL’s gentler design facilitates endoscopic and laparoscopic use.
- Since it needn’t be stroked back and forth, TCAL can be used within the abdomen to perform Endoscopic Visceral Lipectomy.
You may peruse abstracts of the U.S. patents which have already issued and download copies of the full patents from the below links: