It is a simple surgical procedure that leaves no scars, causes little pain, and allows for a speedy recovery. This procedure yields excellent results if rigorous steps and interventions are followed. It will give you a defined stomach, free of sagging skin; which is relative depending on the patients skins ability to tighten. This procedure coupled with laser lipolysis helps skin retraction and saves the patient the pain of an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) scar. Patients should keep in mind that the skin sagging should be moderate in order to achieve formidable results. Liposuction can be tricky when it comes to areas like the love handles, since the skin is thick and faces difficulty in tightening after such a procedure; this is when lipolysis is highly recommended.
Despite efforts of maintaining a healthy, balanced diet and regular exercise; some localized fat deposits do not disappear. Liposuctions allows for radical indefinite removal of localized fat deposits. Liposuction is not a weight loss method; and it should not be used to maintain the patients weight. Successful liposuction cannot be the base for a lifestyle improvement. Changes in a patients lifestyle should stem from the patients themselves, along with changes concerning issues with diet, and regular exercise. Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity.
The limits of liposuction are determined by the way the skin will retract after receiving the treatment. It is recommended that liposuction be coupled with lipolysis in order to improve skin contouring since it increases skin retraction due to its heat effect.
The liposuction procedure involves inserting hallow tubes, or cannula, with perforations at the extremity, through small and inconspicuous incisions which are connected to a closed circuit where negative pressure is created in order to generate suction. This method allows for harmonious and non-traumatizing liposuction of excess fat cells. If the suctioned fat cells are not prone to multiplication, the risk of reoccurrence of these adipocytes will not occur.
Liposuction can be administered on many regions of the body, ranging from the thighs, hips, knees, calves, and ankles, to the stomach, and arms. Liposuction techniques have developed to the extent that a patient can even choose to have the procedure done for their face and neck.
Using lipolysis with liposuction is recommended in areas where the skin has lost elasticity, such as the inner thighs or arms. Similar to lipolysis, the results are assessed 6 months after having the procedure, which are usually highly satisfactory. The procedure would have indefinitely removed localized fat deposits and allowed for skin tightening to occur.
Standard Procedures Include:
This procedure requires blood testing and a pre-anesthetic consultation. The patient will need 1 day of hospitalization and the procedure duration ranges from 30 minutes to 2 hours and 30 minutes depending on the extent of the fat removal. The treatment requires general anesthesia and causes only moderate pain post surgery. The patient can resume activities in 10 to 15 days and is required to wear a compression garment for one month.