Liposuction is a procedure that is performed to sculpt the body, allowing us to selectively remove fat that is unresponsive to exercise and diet. Liposculpting, as it is sometimes referred to, is not meant to be a weight loss procedure, and instead, enables us to “touch-up” or tone problem areas restoring a more shapely figure. Liposuction can effectively treat love handles, saddlebags, buldges around the waist and thighs, lower abdominal fat, a double-chin, and the upper arms.
Reasons to choose liposuction:
- Removes fat from the following areas:
- Upper arms, and legs
- Hips, thighs and buttocks
Liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure in the operating room under moderate sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of liposuction required. This will be decided on initial consultation with your physician. During surgery, the areas are treated by first injecting a solution that decreases pain and bleeding, and allows the surgeon to remove the fat using a liposuction machine. The procedure can last for several hours depending on the extent of suctioning required. Some of this harvested fat can also be used to augment other areas. Explore fat grafting.
After surgery, you will be required to wear supportive garments during your recovery. These garments are left on for several weeks, and only removed for showering and cleaning the garments. Supportive garments are worn to minimize bruising and swelling after surgery. Pain is controlled with oral pain medications. Recovery varies with the extent of the procedure. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by following the post-surgical instructions given by the surgeon.
Study Shows: Fat stays away permanently after Liposuction!
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