PAL® by MicroAire is an innovative solution to the standard Liposuction procedure. Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) is a surgical method that can help reduce unwanted fat in areas of the body resistant to diet and exercise.
The PAL® Infiltration Pump integrates with the PAL® System to activate the peristaltic pump from the PAL-650 Handpiece. Custom electronic controls ensure consistent flow at low speeds and a cooling fan prevents overheating of the motor from heavy use. PAL® Infiltration Tubing eliminates obstructions with a large-bore design and smooth connections.
PAL® is the most widely used and preferred alternative to manual liposuction.1
- Proven Cell Viability 2,3,4
- Less Bruising and Swelling 5
- Reduced Surgeon Fatigue 5
- Faster Procedure and Patient Recovery 5
Small variations in the number of ports, as well as their size and location on the cannula, can have a significant impact on performance and outcomes. MicroAire has developed several port configurations based on clinical studies and surgeon feedback.
- Extraction – Popular for debulking and body contouring.
- Harvesting – Well-suited for consistent fat grafting lobules.
- Specialty – PAL® reciprocation provides cannulas uses that go beyond liposuction.
- High Definition (HD) – Ideal for sculpting the superficial fat layer.
Fat Processing System
The LipoFilter® uses a gravity-decanting system to separate fluids from adipose tissue. Live fat cells behave much like floating balloons that rise naturally and quickly to the top; while the damaged, emulsified cells behave like leaking balloons that remain trapped in the solution for a longer time and rise slowly, if at all.
- Three-liter fat harvesting and separation system
- Large-volume decanting and washing
- No centrifuge needed
- Works with any lipo system
- Sterile-packed, single-use
The LipoTower is a UL-listed surgical cart designed to be used for tumescent liposuction.
The device features quiet, yet powerful, dual pumps for aspiration and a peristaltic infiltration pump with an adjustable flow rate. A rear-mounted I.V. pole holds tumescent solution bags and the centrally located canister rack can accommodate up to four canisters.
The control panel features a touchscreen interface that displays vacuum pressure at eye level for easier visibility. The on|off function of the vacuum can be controlled by a foot pedal or (when paired with a PAL® System) controlled by the throttle switch of the PAL handpiece.
1. Ahmad J, Eaves FF 3rd, Rohrich RJ, Kenkel JM. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) survey: current trends in liposuction. Aesthet Surg J. 2011 Feb;31(2):214-24. doi: 10.1177/1090820X10395508
2. Keck M, Kober J, Riedl O, Kitzinger HB, Wolf S, Stulnig TM, Zeyda M, Gugerell A. Power assisted liposuction to obtain adipose-derived stem cells: impact on viability and differentiation to adipocytes in comparison to manual aspiration. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2014 Jan;67(1):e1-8. doi: 10.1016/j. bjps.2013.08.019. Epub 2013 Sep 3.
3. Cytori Commissioned Study, Evaluation of MicroAire Tissue Collection Method on Adipose Tissue and ADRCs. 2011.
4. InCell Commissioned Study, Comparison of Cells Isolated from Fat Collected by Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) or Suction Assisted Liposuction (SAL). 2011.
5. Katz BE, Bruck MC, Coleman WP. The Benefits of Powered Liposuction Versus Traditional Liposuction: A Paired Comparison Analysis. 2001. Dermatol Surg; 27:863-967.
Reference document(s): LIT-PAL-650 REV C; LIT-PAL-CANNULAS REV D; LIT-ASP-CAN Rev B;
LIT-ASP-1021 Rev C; LIT-EPICUT-SALES-REV D; IM-INF-PUMP Rev B; LIT-INF-PUMP Rev B