What problems will liposuction address
Liposuction is a popular and effective plastic surgery procedure that contours the body by removing the excess, stubborn fat deposits from different areas. First performed in 1982, the procedure is now the most commonly used body contouring method in the US.
Liposuction removes the fat pockets from localized areas of the body that are otherwise resistant to non-invasive body contouring methods like exercise and diet. However, it is advisable for patients to try diet and exercise first to see if the fat pockets respond to those interventions. If these fail to deliver the desired results, you may consider having a liposuction procedure.
It is also important to understand that liposuction is neither a weight loss method nor an excuse to eat too much. It is a strict body contouring procedure. The volume of fat removed from the body is not substantial enough to account for major weight loss. Also, you will need to maintain a stable weight after the surgery, so the achieved results can be retained.
The body areas liposuction can effectively contour include the abdomen, love handles, sides, upper back, thighs, arms, neck, calves, and face. The procedure will introduce dramatic improvements to these parts. After the surgery, you will finally be able to wear your favorite clothes and your body will appear slimmer and aesthetically appealing. There would be greater results if the procedure is undertaken by a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Remember, liposuction is the only effective treatment for the stubborn or slow burning fat in localized areas of your body. Those pockets of fat affect your body in negative ways, making you appear bulgy. The good news is that liposuction effectively targets those body areas, removing the excess fat and contouring the body.
On the other hand, there are some common aesthetic problems that liposuction will not address. These include obesity, saggy skin in the body, and poor quality skin. In other words, liposuction is a pure body contour surgery that can only remove the fat pockets. If your skin is already saggy, conducting liposuction on you will make the condition even worse.
So, how does liposuction actually do this? Well, the procedure involves the placement of tiny incisions on the target areas in your body. A tiny hollow tube called liposuction cannula is then entered into the target site after injecting tumescent solution in the area. The cannula, which is connected to a suction pump or syringe, is then moved back and forth to dislodge the fat cells from the surrounding tissues. The suction pump or syringe is then used to remove the fat. This process is repeated on each target site until the desired body contour is achieved.
The latest liposuction techniques include the laser-assisted liposuction and power-assisted liposuction. These techniques remove the need for manually moving the liposuction cannula back and forth to extricate the fat cells. Instead, laser rays and mechanical power are used to perform the procedure. No matter what technique is used, you should make sure to have the surgery performed only by a board-certified plastic surgeon.