Liposuction is a very popular plastic surgery procedure, which should come as no surprise because it is a safe, effective treatment that provides substantial cosmetic benefits. Reducing fat in areas like the abdomen, thighs, and back can be incredibly hard, but liposuction precisely targets stubborn fat to reshape and contour the body.
How Liposuction Works
Liposuction is a surgical technique that uses suction to remove excess fat from the body to create smoother, sculpted contours.
There are a variety of liposuction techniques now available, including the popular tumescent liposuction.
Tumescent liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure in which dilute anesthetic solution is injected into the fat being treated. The solution fills the treatment area and causes the fatty tissue to become tumescent (swollen and firm), which makes it easier for the surgeon to contour the area.
After the injection of the tumescent solution, the surgeon makes small incisions through which a cannula (small thin tube) is inserted into the fat deposits under the skin. The cannula breaks up the unwanted fat cells and then suctions them out of the body.
Tumescent liposuction minimizes tissue trauma as well as bleeding during and after surgery. This means a shorter recovery and fewer complications while healing.
Other liposuction techniques include:
- Laser-assisted liposuction – uses laser energy to melt away unwanted fat beneath the skin.
- Ultrasound liposuction – uses ultrasonic waves to target and liquefy fat cells.
- High Definition Liposuction – a cutting-edge procedure that reduces fat and sculpts a chiseled physique.
The Benefits of Liposuction
Improves Body Contours
One of the primary benefits of liposuction is it improves body contours. People who opt to undergo liposuction do so to remove unwanted fat in specific areas. Eliminating these stubborn fat cells that won’t budge with diet and exercise reshapes the body and enhances contours.
Treats Multiple Parts of the Body
Another benefit of liposuction is that it can minimize unwanted fat in almost any part of the body. Some of the most common treatment areas include the face, neck, abdomen, flanks, back, inner and outer thighs, knees, arms, and buttocks. Wherever there are problem areas on the body, liposuction can reduce them.
Liposuction requires very small incisions, so there is minimal scarring after treatment. Therefore, even if patients get several areas treated at once, the resulting scars will be very discrete.
Liposuction provides long-lasting results because the fat cells that are removed during the procedure are gone for good. When patients maintain a healthy lifestyle after surgery they can enjoy the benefits of liposuction for a long time.
Improves Emotional Well-Being
Along with the obvious physical benefits, liposuction also improves emotional well-being. Many people who undergo liposuction have body image concerns, so liposuction provides a huge boost in confidence and self-esteem.
Also, liposuction is often the motivation individuals need to kickstart a lifestyle of healthy eating and regular exercise. The positive impact liposuction has on physical appearance is often just what they need to remain committed to a healthier way of living.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
If you have areas of stubborn fat deposits that you’ve been struggling to reduce with diet and exercise, you may be a suitable candidate for liposuction. However, liposuction is not a remedy for weight loss, so it is best performed on individuals who are near or at their ideal weight.
If you have tried everything but can’t seem to shift that muffin top or lower belly pooch, liposuction can reshape your body so you can finally achieve the transformation you’ve always wanted.
Pure Plastic Surgery uses in-depth knowledge of the patient’s individual proportions and we combine that knowledge with a thorough understanding of each patient’s desired outcome. The ultimate goal is to create a beautiful and long-lasting result that fits the individual in a naturally balanced and visually stunning way. They call this Smart Aesthetics™.