Many people today are struggling with how to best reshape their bodies and many procedures can help them do so. Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, helping patients not only remove unwanted fat deposits, but contour their bodies to feel confident, beautiful, and healthy.
How does Liposuction work?
The liposuction procedure works by removing fat from the body, and it allows you to effectively reshape your body the way you want. This is a very popular procedure used by men and women to remove excess fat around the thighs, stomach, arms, buttocks, and even under their chin. The thought of surgery puts many people off, but liposuction isn’t surgery; it’s a non-invasive procedure that gently sucks away unwanted fat from wherever it is needed.
The Three Main Types of Liposuction
There are a few different liposuction procedures we offer at J. Sweat Plastic Surgery, including the following:
This is the most popular type of liposuction surgery and involves injecting a local anesthetic into your chosen area, followed by making several small incisions in your skin. A thin tube called a cannula will then be inserted under the skin to remove unwanted localized fat deposits from the areas you want to reshape.
Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction
This alternative method emits ultrasound energy into the fatty tissues and fat cells, breaking them up to allow for easier removal as fat loosens from the body. Sometimes, ultrasound can also be used with tumescent for increased body contouring.
Laser Assisted Liposuction
Similar to the use of ultrasound devices, this technique uses laser energy to break down stubborn fat deposits, which are then removed through a cannula. The cannula used during this procedure is much smaller than the one used for other types of liposuction, so it works especially well for areas like the chin, neck, and face.
What Can It Be Used to Treat?
Liposuction is a popular treatment choice for many people struggling with excess fat in specific body areas. It can be used to remove fat from any area of the body including the upper arms, thighs, abdomen, back, and more, and it’s a safe and effective procedure when performed by an experienced surgeon. While it is not a replacement for exercise, it can be used to remove fat from stubborn areas that have not responded to diet and exercise.
The body contouring procedure can also be combined with other treatments, including a tummy tuck, for the ultimate body rejuvenation.
Is Liposuction Right for Me?
If you are considering liposuction, you will need to ensure that you are a good candidate. You will also need to find an experienced surgeon who has performed this procedure before getting the best results.
You may be a good candidate for this body contouring cosmetic surgery procedure if you have
Fatty deposits in the neck, upper arms, stomach, and thighs
Extra fat around the waist or ‘love handles.’
Stubborn fat around the buttocks
Fatty pockets under the arms
Extra fat around the upper back
You may not qualify for this procedure if:
You are expecting to undergo some weight loss before having this procedure
You have a lot of loose skin in the area that you want to be treated
Schedule a Consultation
Liposuction is one of the most popular ways to reshape your body because it’s a non-invasive procedure that achieves excellent results. Set up a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Sweat today to discuss your options for liposuction and body sculpting.