Trevor Schmidt Reviews Local Anesthetic Fat Transfer

Most plastic surgeons and body contouring facilities offer some sort of augmentation services to their patients. Whether this be silicone or saline implants or recycling ones own fat with a natural fat transfer, patients have options.  What many don’t realize is that a majority of offices require general anesthesia for their services. Even if the procedure can be safely performed under a local anesthetic (such as Tumescent Liposuction and Fat Transfers), the practitioner still chooses to put the patient to sleep for the procedure.

Fortunately this isn’t the case at MyShape Lipo, a specialty body contouring facility located in the Las Vegas Valley. Liposuction Specialist, Trevor Schmidt PA-C, is one of the few in the nation that has master the art of local anesthetic fat transfers.

Fat Transfer

Some patients are nervous about the fact of being awake for their procedure. While the staff at MyShape Lipo performs all of their procedures in an outpatient facility and do not put their patients to sleep, they do offer sedative medication for those who are anxious and want to be less alert for their appointment.

Fat Transfer is the process of removing fat cells from the patients body using liposuction, then placing those fat cells into the patient’s buttocks, breasts, hands or face. This safe augmentation to the breasts and buttocks naturally enhance the silhouette for a shapelier, more attractive frame. Fat Transfer to the Hands & Face is a wonderful option for those who have lost volume and want a younger, healthier appearance.

To learn more about these great services performed with a local anesthetic, contact the medical team at MyShape Lipo or visit them online. Call or email: 702.818.5476 /

Trevor Schmidt PA-C Liposuction Specialist at MyShape Lipo in Las Vegas



Trevor Schmidt Reviews Tumescent Liposuction

Trevor Schmidt Reviews Tumescent Liposuction Technique 

The Tumescent Technique of Liposuction is a form of fat removal performed using a local anesthetic only. This technique allows practitioners the ability to perform liposuction without the need for general anesthesia. Avoiding putting the patient to sleep with general anesthesia is much safer and a lot more cost effective for the patient.

With Tumescent Liposuction, a numbing solution is infiltrated into the subcutaneous layer of fat beneath the skin. The numbing solution is a mixture of saline solution (the carrying liquid), lidocaine (the numbing agent) and epinephrine (to constrict the blood vessels and limit blood loss). After the numbing solution has been injected into the fatty layer, micro-instruments are used to suction out the fat cells.


Tumescent Liposuction

Patients typically experience easier recoveries following Tumescent Liposuction over older forms of lipo. According to a recent study of patients at MyShape Lipo, a specialty liposuction facility in Las Vegas, over 40% of patients returned to work by the next day and 84.3 percent of patients returned to work within 3 days of their liposuction procedure. These remarkable recoveries are allowing patients to return to everyday activities sooner, therefore saving money by not missing out on work, as needed with older forms of liposuction.

Trevor Schmidt PA-C Liposuction Specialist at MyShape Lipo in Las Vegas

Trevor Schmidt Reviews SmartLipo

Trevor Schmidt PA-C Reviews SmartLipo Laser Equipment 

A lot of facilities offer SmartLipo as a means for fat removal. While this laser-assisted technique will melt fat cells, it does not physically removed fat cells from the body. When SmartLipo is used in combination with the Tumescent Technique of Liposuction, as performed at MyShape Lipo, the fat cells will be removed from the body.

SmartLipo is a laser-tipped instrument that bursts the fat cell membrane, assists with cauterizing blood vessels, helps speed up the bodies healing process, reduces bruising and increases collagen production. When SmartLipo is used alone, the melted fat is left in the body, requiring that the body reabsorb the liquified fat. When SmartLipo is used in conjunction with liposuction, the suctioning technique allows the fat cells to be completely removed from the body. This allows patients to see and enjoy their results sooner, as well as having more fat removed and better body contouring.


When SmartLipo is used after the fat cells have been removed with Tumescent Liposuction, the undersurface of the skin is exposed for the most efficient laser skin tightening treatment. The heat from the SmartLipo Laser triggers the body to produce more collagen over the course of about 6 months after the treatment. This technique has been shown to increase the skin tightness by 54% more than liposuction alone.

Trevor Schmidt PA-C Liposuction Specialist at MyShape Lipo in Las Vegas

Trevor Schmidt PA-C Reviews Liposuction Cannulas

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Trevor Schmidt PA-C Reviews Liposuction Cannulas

I use the Microaire PAL system for my liposuction at MyShape Lipo.  I find that it is the most effective and efficient system that I have researched.  It’s simple and just makes sense to me.  Plus I’ve done over 15000 procedures with this system, so I’d consider myself an expert with the equipment.

There a whole bunch of different cannulas to choose from that have pros and cons.  The cannulas vary in shape, size and length.  There some that are meant to be more aggressive and remove more fat and there are some that are smaller and meant to perform fine detail work while removing fat at a slower pace to decrease error.  My opinion here is solely based on my experience, style and technique.  It may not be the same for others that use this equipment.

Above there are 2 pictures one is called the Offset Mercedes Triport.  This cannula is considered moderately aggressive and has one side of the cannula that does not have a port so that if used correctly will protect by not removing fat just beneath the skin.  This cannula comes a a few different sizes, 3mm, 4mm and 5mm.  The sizes will remove the fat at different rates which will allow for various detail work one might require.  I like the 3mm for detail work on the inner thighs and the arms.  It allows me to get smoother results and smooth out any lumps that may have formed with the use of other cannulas.

The other cannula is my favorite.  It’s called the Flared Mercedes and comes in 4mm or 5mm sizes.  The flared tip allows for a more aggressive and quicker removal of fat.  This cannula is great for tougher fibrous fat.  It removes the fat at a fairly high speed.  The user must be cautious using this instrument because there is big potential to cause damage in the way of lumps and bumps.  I like it because it is significantly faster than any other cannula I have used.  I am able to get very smooth results with this cannula and it has never been an issue with me, but I have performed a ton of lipo.  For the beginner I would recommend sticking to less aggressive cannulas until you have a good understanding of how fat is removed and the consequences of removing too much fat.

by:  Trevor Schmidt PA-C


Trevor Schmidt PA-C Reviews Micro Aire Liposuction Equipment

Today I would like to discuss the Micro Aire Liposuction Equipment.  This is my equipment of choice, mostly because it is what I trained on and what I have had all my successes with.  I use the Micro Aire PAL (Power Assist Lipo) instrumentation.

The hand piece has a nice weight to it, which feels solid and sturdy.  The system is vibration based in that there is a motor that causes the cannula to “piston” up and down very quickly causing the vibrations.  This is where the term “power assist” comes from.

I’ve tried liposuction without the power assist aspect and it is much more effort and work for the surgeon.  With the PAL system it is not effortless, but significantly easier that without.  When performing larger procedures, the power assist aspect will decrease the surgeon fatigue and allow them to continue at a higher level for longer period of time.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that there are any instruments that make liposuction effortless, they simply don’t exist currently.  The procedure still requires a lot of muscle to break up the fat and remove it.  PAL simply makes it easier.

Trevor Schmidt PA-C Reviews Various Liposuction Instrumentation

Thanks for visiting our Blog.  On this site Trevor Schmidt PA-C will be discussing the liposuction instrumentation that is used in liposuction procedures at MyShape Lipo and all other instrumentation options. Trevor Schmidt PA-C, the liposuction specialist at MyShape Lipo will be the main contributor for any and all medical concerns.  MyShape Lipo staff will be contributing information regarding non medical questions.  If you have any questions about liposuction or to view our extensive photo gallery click here.

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