If you have areas of fat deposits that won’t dissipate despite diet and exercise, liposuction provides an excellent opportunity to improve your body contour. As one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the country, liposuction reduces and reshapes undesirable body areas. If you maintain your current weight and level of exercise, there is no reason to expect that you will regain fat in these troublesome areas. Some of the most frequent areas treated by liposuction for both men and women are the neck, pectoral areas, abdomen, “love handles’, hips, thighs, inner knee, and buttocks. Liposuction is not a weight loss treatment, but a method of reshaping and contouring areas of the body that are disproportionate. Because liposuction produces such immediate and visible results, the procedure has gained popularity among both men and women.
How is Liposuction Performed?
Liposuction is a safe procedure with a low complication rate. Liposuction is performed using the tumescent technique and often combined with a power assisted device. The procedure involves making small incisions to insert a small hollow tube, called a cannula. Fluid(tumescent) may be added to reduce bleeding and discomfort. Excess fat is then removed through the tube using a back and forth motion into a suction cup. Post-operative recovery is relatively quick, but bruising and swelling can remain for 2-4 weeks. If, following surgery, you maintain a healthy lifestyle including a sensible diet, exercise, and maintain your weight, long-term results are likely.
Tumescent- Tumescent liposuction refers to the performance of liposuction using large volumes of a dilute solution of lidocaine,a local anesthetic for pain relief and adrenaline, which temporarily shrinks capillaries, lessening blood loss. Tumescent liposuction is ideal for most areas of concern.
Power Assisted Lipoplasty- This is a technique of liposuction where the fatty tissue is removed with the assistance of vibrational energy which liquefies or loosens the fat before it is removed. The power energy is targeted to fat cells and creates less damage to other tissues such as nerves, blood vessels and muscles.
Frequently Asked Questions about Liposuction
Is Liposuction safe?
Liposuction is generally a safe procedure. The surgical facility must be properly equipped and certified, and the doctor must be a board certified plastic surgeon with experience. All surgery does carry some degree of risk. Your doctor will go over all the possible risks and complications with you during your consultation.
How long will my recovery take?
After liposuction, a compression garment or a girdle may be worn for 3-4 weeks to minimize swelling and to help your skin tightening around your new, slimmer figure. Healing is gradual, and you will begin to see a noticeable difference in your body shortly after surgery. How quickly you are able to resume normal activities will depend on the amount of liposuction that is performed, your individual body type, and your current health.
Is Liposuction Right For Me?
A good candidate for liposuction is a man or woman who has a normal healthy weight but would like to get rid of localized areas of stubborn fat. It is also important to have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for you. When deciding whether or not liposuction is the best choice for you, make sure you have all the facts so you can make an educated and informed decision. Scheduled a liposuction consultation and we’ll help you find the perfect solution for you.