Getting the perfect body figure is something that many people desire, but it often seems unachievable. However, thanks to advancements in medical technology, liposuction can now help individuals get the body shape that they have always wanted. Liposuction is a safe, effective procedure used to remove fat from certain areas of the body, reshape certain body areas, and contour the body for beautiful, more proportional shape.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure for removing a small amount of fat from the body. The area being treated is infused with a specialized solution that helps reduce bleeding and damage to the skin. Then, a thin tube (cannula) is inserted through small incisions in the skin and the fat is suctioned out. It is an effective way to reduce localized fat deposits, contour the body, and improve body shape.
Who is an Ideal Candidate?
The ideal candidate for liposuction is someone who is at or near their ideal body weight and has stubborn fat deposits in specific areas of the body that are resistant to diet and exercise. Good candidates for liposuction should be in good overall health, have realistic expectations, and have a positive attitude towards the procedure.
Benefits of Liposuction
One of the most obvious benefits of liposuction is that it helps you get rid of those stubborn fat deposits that cannot be reduced by diet and exercise. Liposuction is particularly effective at removing fat in the legs, abdomen, back, arms, face, and neck. It provides more dramatic results than other noninvasive fat reduction procedures, however, it also has a longer recovery time of up to six weeks.
Liposuction also improves body contours by creating a more harmonious and attractive shape. It is an excellent procedure to restore youthful fullness to an aging face or mature hands. To achieve this goal, a dermatologist uses tumescent liposuction to remove fat from another area of your body and then injects the removed fat into the aging face or hands to create a more youthful appearance.
Safety of Liposuction
Liposuction is a safe and effective procedure when performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are risks and possible side effects, such as bruising, swelling and infection.
To reduce the risk of complications and increase the effectiveness of the procedure, it is very important to choose a qualified and experienced liposuction specialist. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends seeking out qualified and experienced professionals.
Non-Surgical Alternatives to Liposuction
If you’re looking for results similar to liposuction without going through surgery, there are non-surgical fat reduction treatments you can choose from. Non-surgical treatments give you less dramatic results, but can help reduce fat that can be pinched in the skin, also known as cutaneous fat.
i-Lipo is an FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat reduction procedure that uses low level laser energy to shrink fat cells. The i-Lipo process does not remove fat cells, nor does it destroy them, like many other non-surgical body contouring treatments. Instead, it shrinks the cells, which allows the body to remove and burn off excess fat.
Liposculpture suction, lipectomy, or lipo, is another alternative to surgical liposuction. It is a type of non-surgical cosmetic procedure that involves breaking up and suctioning out fat from the body for a perfect body-shape.
Liposuction is a safe, effective procedure used to remove fat from certain areas of the body, reshape certain body areas, and contour the body for beautiful, more proportional shape. It is an excellent procedure to reduce fat deposits, improve body contours, and create a more youthful appearance.
For best results, choose an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. Non-surgical alternatives are also available and can help reduce fat that can be pinched in the skin. Regardless of what procedure you choose, make sure to consult with a medical professional and discuss your goals, expectations, and recovery time.
By following these tips, you can safely and effectively get the perfect body shape with liposuction.