WHAT IS LIPOSUCTION?
Liposuction is well-known and popular procedure that sculpts areas of the body with excess fat, streamlining, slimming and contouring the body.
It is not a tool for weight loss, as the amount of fat removed during the surgery is relatively small. But the difference in the body’s aesthetics after the procedure can be significant.
AREAS YOU CAN TREAT
ABOUT LIPOSUCTION PROCEDURE
Once general anesthesia is administered, extremely small incisions will be made in every area being treated. There is no limit to the number of areas that can be treated at once, as long as the plastic surgeon is confident that it’s safe to treat multiple areas at a time. This is determined on a case-by-case basis.
In traditional tumescent liposuction, an anesthetic fluid is infused into the treated area to reduce trauma. A small hollow tube known as a cannula is then inserted into the incisions.
This tube will loosen unwanted fat before it gets suctioned out through the cannula. The surgeon will carefully contour all the treated areas before completing the procedure.
RISKS OF LIPOSUCTION
Liposuction is very safe, there are always risks to major surgery. Choosing the right surgeon and following all pre and post operative instructions will greatly reduce the risk of complications
- Anesthesia complications
- Irregular contour
- Damage to the tissue
- Poor wound healing
- Rippling skin
CAN THE FAT COME BACK?
While fat cells removed through liposuction are permanently destroyed, this does not mean you can’t regain weight again. Remaining fat cells can still expand, and new fat can crop up in a non-treated area.
It’s important for liposuction patients to be dedicated to maintaining their results after surgery through diet and exercise to prevent this problem
WILL YOU HAVE SCARS?
Because the cannula used in the procedure is extremely small, the scars involved with liposuction are also small, creating low risk for significant scarring.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIPOSUCTION AND "LIFT" PROCEDURES
Procedures like the tummy tuck, arm lift and thigh lift are very different from liposuction, though they are often combined with liposuction for comprehensive results.
While liposuction is used to resolve unwanted fat, lift procedures tighten sagging skin, address contour, and sometimes even work with underlying muscle structures.
- Liposuction is excellent for removing fat deposits but must be combined with a lift procedure to address sagging skin.