What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses suction to remove fat from specific treatment areas of the body, such as the hips, thighs, abdomen, buttocks, arms, and neck. In addition to removing fat, it also helps to shape and contour the area, which is why it is sometimes called lipoplasty or body contouring.Schedule online
Liposuction is not a method for losing weight, nor is it considered to be an alternative to weight loss. Dieting, exercise, or gastric bypass surgery are likely to be far more effective methods if that is your goal. Instead, liposuction is used when you have the accumulation of too much body fat in a specific area but are otherwise at or near to your ideal body weight. In general, you will be a good candidate if you follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly, but are struggling to shift stubborn fat deposits.
Liposuction removes fat cells, and therefore liposuction surgery will reduce the number of fat cells in a specific area. Your surgeon will determine the amount of fat to be removed based on your goals, the appearance of the area, and the volume of fat to be removed. The changes are permanent, as long as you are able to keep your weight stable.
After the surgery, your skin will mold to the new areas smoothly if you have good skin elasticity and tone. For patients with thin skin and poor elasticity, the treated areas may appear loose and may require additional tucking surgery. Liposuction doesn’t help with cellulite or stretch marks.
- Enhances body contours by reducing problematic fatty areas
- Helps men suffering from gynecomastia by removing the fatty breast tissue
- Offers long-lasting results as long as the patient maintains their weight following the procedure
- Health benefits due to fat reduction mean less stress on the body’s systems and organs
- Immediate results and swelling resolves within a few weeks
- Improves well-being and confidence by restoring proportions and contours
- Downtime is around two weeks and comes with significant swelling, bruising, and pain.
- You may develop permanent contour irregularities where the skin appears bumpy or dimpled if the fat is removed unevenly, or if you have poor skin elasticity
- Liposuction is the permanent removal of fat cells, but if you gain weight, the remaining fat cells can expand, or new ones can form
- Fluid accumulation and pockets of fluid may form under the skin which will need to be drained with a needle
- Kidney and heart problems caused by fluid that is injected and suctioned out, it can impact your kidney, lung, and heart
- Lidocaine toxicity can affect your heart and nervous system, but it is rare