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.
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The “tummy tuck” is also known as abdominoplasty. This procedure removes unwanted excess skin and fat from around your abdomen and tightens your abdominal wall at the same time. This procedure is most often performed to correct the changes after pregnancy or significant weight loss when it is common for skin to become slack and saggy.
Benefits: Abdominoplasty can give you a slimmer waist and flatter abdomen in one surgery by removing excess skin and fat on the outside and tightening the muscles from the inside.
The tummy tuck can also reestablish your stomach’s weakened or separated muscles, giving you a tighter physique in the process.
Types of Tummy Tuck: There are a variety of types of tummy tucks depending on the extent of excess skin and fat that need to be removed and whether or not there is muscle separation that needs to be repaired.
Full Tummy Tuck: The full tummy tuck will remove excess/loose skin between the pubic area and belly button, expanding the skin of the upper abdomen to cover the area left from the removed skin. Beyond skin removal and skin tightening, the rectus diastasis (separation of abdominal muscles) can be repaired, restoring your muscle. The fat that is stubborn and resistant to vigorous exercise and change in diet is removed during this procedure. Liposuction is also done to sculpt the flanks and other areas as needed
Mini Tummy Tuck: The mini tummy tuck removes the skin from the lower abdomen, which won’t affect the upper abdomen. Can also be done in combination with liposuction of the upper abdomen and surrounding areas when needed. This type of TT addresses skin laxity below the belly button and does not repair muscle separation
Extended Tummy Tuck: This is a full tummy tuck, but an extended procedure to remove the additional skin on both sides of the abdomen. This procedure is ideal for when a client wants to focus on and tighten their sides when a patient desires to lose a significant amount of excess skin and fat. This allows more skin to be excised and is most commonly used for patients that have lost a significant amount of weight.
Procedure: The tummy tuck surgery takes about two hours depending on the extent of excess skin that needs to be removed. Abdominal muscles can be joined back together, taut and tight. Your unwanted excess skin will be removed, the remaining skin will be redraped and tightened, and your navel will be carefully stitched back into place.