Even with a good diet and regular exercise, some people still can’t seem to eliminate portions of fat. Excess fatty tissue can be hereditary, especially for certain parts of the body. If you have already tried to lose weight and just need that extra push to achieve your ideal body contour, then liposuction may be for you.
Also called lipoplasty or “lipo” for short, liposuction is the direct removal of fat through small incisions in the skin. Though some areas of the body are not good candidates for liposuction, many areas can be treated:
Calves and ankles
Buttocks and hips
Waist and abdomen
Chin and neck
Liposuction is often paired with other procedures such as breast reduction, a tummy tuck, or a facelift, but it can also be performed alone. Though liposuction does achieve fat reduction, it should not be used as a cure for obesity. It is also not effective in treating loose, saggy skin or cellulite, patches of dimpled skin that appear on the buttocks, hips, and thighs.
Benefiits of a Liposuction:
Enhance your body shape
Increase your self-esteem
Style your figure
Reduces uncomfortable cellulite
Sharpens and accentuates the muscles
Candidacy: Adults with firm, elastic skin, good muscle tone, and who are within 30% of their ideal weight. It is also highly recommended to avoid liposuction if you are a smoker or have a serious medical condition that impairs your healing ability.
Procedure: Once you have chosen the body areas to undergo liposuction, the procedure is performed under local or general anesthesia, or intravenous sedation. The choice of anesthesia is based on your preferences and the surgeon’s recommendation. The process starts with small incisions at the target sites and the insertion of a cannula, or thin hollow tube. The cannula is moved gently back and forth to loosen the targeted fat. Once the fat is prepared, it is suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum. Then the surgeon seals the incisions and may continue molding the treated areas using elastic bandages or a compression garment.
Cost: we will custom-tailor the pricing to suit the work that needs to be done. To learn more about cost and financing, contact us. We’ll walk you through the process .
Recovery: The recovery process differs for each individual. You may be prescribed medications, as well as special dressings or bandages. You may also need to return to have your stitches removed. It is important to care for your surgical incisions and not subject them to excessive force or abrasion while you heal. As the swelling dissipates, your body’s new contours become visible.