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Liposuction, also called body sculpting, removes deposits of excess fat from specific areas of the body. This helps to shape your body into a slimmer form.
If you are considering liposuction, we want you to be thoroughly informed about the procedure. Below is some helpful information. A personal consultation with your plastic surgeon is the best way to obtain the additional information you will need.
Liposuction is for men and women who are of relatively normal weight but have isolated pockets of fat that cause certain areas of the body to appear disproportionate. These localized fat deposits may be an inherited trait and typically do not respond to dieting or exercising.
Results of liposuction
Liposuction will reduce those areas of fatty deposits that previously created unflattering bulges and perhaps made it difficult to feel comfortable in your clothing or caused self- consciousness. Although you may see immediate improvement following Liposuction, the healing process is gradual, and should expect to wait a while before fully enjoying the results of liposuction.
Am I a good candidate for liposuction?
You may be a good candidate for liposuction if you have localized excess fat or desire contouring in any of the following areas:
- Jowls, and neck, and below chin.
- Upper arms
- Breast or chest areas
- Back and flank ( love handles)
- Back Bra Line
- Abdomen and waist
- Hips and buttocks
- Inner and outer thighs
- Inner knees, calves, and ankles
Liposuction can be preformed safely on several areas of the body at the same time, and it can also be done in conjunction with other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.
How will I be evaluated for liposuction?
During your consultation with your Plastic Surgeon you will be asked about the effect of prior weight loss on the appearance of those areas you are considering for liposuction. Your skin firmness will be evaluated and an estimate of the amount of fat to be removed for optimal results will be made
How liposuction is performed
Fat is removed by inserting a small, hollow tube, called a cannula, through one or more tiny incision near the area to be suctioned. Incision are small are placed as inconspicuously as possibly. The cannula is connected to a vacuum pressure unit. Your surgeon will guide the cannula while the suction device removes away they unwanted fat.
Fortunately, significant complications from liposuction are infrequent. Every year, many thousands of people undergo successful liposuction, experience no major problems and are pleased with the results. Anyone considering surgery, however, should be aware of both the benefits and the risks.
The subject of risks and potential complications of surgery is best discussed on a personal basis between you and you plastic surgeon some of the potential complications that will be discussed with you include bleeding, infection and reaction to anesthesia.
You can help to lessen certain risks by following the advice and instructions provided to you by your plastic surgeon, both before and after surgery.
Your surgical experience
Our goal is to make your surgical experience as easy and comfortable for you as possible.
If you’re a smoker, you will be asked to stop smoking well in advance of surgery. Aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs can cause increased bleeding, so you should avoid taking these medications for a period of time before surgery. You will be provided, with complete preoperative instructions.
Liposuction procedures are preformed at a certified out patient surgery center. Medications are administered for you comfort during the procedure. You and your plastic surgery will decide in advance what type of anesthesia is to be used. A compression garment will be placed over the suctioned area(s). It is worn for approximately 4 weeks.