Having a beautiful body is a common aspiration, but a modern work schedule and bad eating habits sometimes take over. Reducing the excess fat that accumulates on the body becomes another distressing and exasperating process.
Often, people are inclined toward dieting, but a healthy diet is not sufficient to achieve proper results. For those who want to resculpt their body safely and effectively, liposuction is an excellent choice.
For three decades, people have been using this medical technique to transform their appearance. Liposuction is one of the most popular and successful plastic surgery techniques on the market. Millions of clients have undertaken this procedure and their results exhibit the safety and success rate of the surgery.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction uses medical suction to remove excess fat from various parts of one’s body, sculpting the figure. This procedure is often paired with other plastic surgery procedures like abdominoplasty or breast augmentation as well.
How Does Liposuction Work?
The liposuction procedure involves the removal of stubborn accumulations of fatty tissue by the use of the suction method. In the liposuction process, a small, thin, pointed tube called a cannula is inserted into the area where the patient wants to eliminate the fat. The cannula sucks the excess fat out of the target area, leaving the region reduced in volume.
With modern techniques, the liposuction procedure has become easier to perform and gentler, resulting in less recovery time. Liposuction may be performed using any of the following three methods.
Tumescent Liposuction – In this process, before inserting the cannula, local anesthetic is given to the patient to numb the area where surgery will be performed. Tumescent fluid, an anesthetic solution that contains lidocaine and epinephrine, is infused in the fatty tissue, reducing bleeding during the surgery. General anesthesia will not be required.
Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction – In this surgical method, doctors use ultrasound energy to dissolve the excess fat that patients want to get rid of, and then the melted fat is taken out more easily. This ultrasound technique is more useful in removing fat from the upper abdomen, sides, and back, as these are the primary areas where fat builds up in large amounts. Ultrasound energy makes it easy to remove.
Laser-Assisted Liposuction – This technique of liposuction uses laser energy to heat the stubborn fatty deposits, liquefying the accumulated fat. Doctors then remove this fat easily with the use of a small cannula.
After the patient’s liposuction surgery, the treated areas are wrapped tightly to minimize swelling, pain, and the potential for rashes. They are wrapped with health aids such as tape, support hose, elastic bandages, or a special girdle.
Patients don’t even need to stay overnight for this surgery; instead, since this is an outpatient procedure, patients can return to their daily lives as normal after the procedure.
Interested in finding out more about the liposuction procedure and what it can do for you? If so, contact the office of Dr. Hoschander, Dr. Shikowitz or Dr. Kessler, skilled plastic surgeons. Arrange a consultation by getting in touch today.