In fact, liposuction consistently ranks as one of the most-requested plastic surgery treatments thanks to its proven efficacy and reliable outcomes.
Continue reading to learn all about liposuction and what patients can expect should they decide to undergo treatment.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that’s designed to remove unwanted fat and reshape common trouble spots.
It’s also an excellent option for women and men who want to achieve a more portioned physique, accentuate curves, boost body confidence, and improve the fit of clothing.
How Is Liposuction Performed?
Depending on the extent of fat removal desired and treatment area(s), liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis under local or general anesthesia.
During the procedure, very small incisions are made in the skin to allow access for a thin tube called a cannula. The cannula is inserted and manually manipulated in order to suction and remove unwanted fat cells.
At the end of the procedure, steri-strips and bandages are applied to incision sites. The patient is then placed in a compression garment and free to return home to begin the recovery process.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
Good candidates for liposuction are healthy adults who want to successfully slim and reshape their bodies. It’s especially well-suited to women and men who struggle with pockets of fat that have not responded to diet and exercise.
Additionally, patients considering liposuction should have good skin elasticity and realistic expectations about treatment outcomes.
Common Liposuction Treatment Areas
Liposuction can be applied to virtually any part of the body. Common treatment areas include the abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, back, bra line, chin, neck, and jowls.
When paired with an autologous fat transfer, popular liposuction sites include the waist, thighs, and buttocks.
Interested in Liposuction?
If you are considering liposuction, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented providers.