For some of us, even years of exercise may not yield significant or noticeable results in certain trouble areas like the stomach, thighs, or hips. When these trouble areas aren’t responding to diet and exercise, then liposuction may be a choice for you. During liposuction, fat cells are physically removed from your body with suction– achieving results that can be long lasting if you maintain your current weight and level of exercise.
Liposuction is performed by placing a hollow metal instrument (called a cannula) through a small, hidden incision. The cannula is attached to a machine that creates a negative pressure to remove the fat. Afterwards, you would wear a compression garment for 3 – 4 weeks to minimize swelling and to help your skin tighten around your new, slimmer figure.
Dr. Lou will customize your liposuction procedure after a confidential consultation with you.
Many individuals are unhappy with areas of localized excess fat on their body. Luckily, there are plastic surgery procedures, such as liposuction, that can help. Renew can provide you with assistance if you have accumulated fat deposits in any of the following areas:
- The cheeks, jowls, neck, hips, and buttocks
- The upper arms, inner thighs, or outer thighs
- Breast / chest area or inner knee
- The back, calves, and ankles
- The abdomen and waist
Additionally, liposuction procedures are often used to treat a condition known as gynecomastia, or male breast enlargement.
While liposuction procedures can be used to help treat excess fat in the above areas, it is not recommended as an overall weight loss solution, nor as a way to remove cellulite. There are alternative treatments you can discuss with the professionals at RenewBody Contouring to address these concerns.
Finally, liposuction can be performed on multiple parts of the body during the same procedure, and can also be combined with different plastic surgeries.
Your Personal Consultation
Because your body is different from everyone else?s, Dr. Lou will meet with you privately before your procedure to discuss your personal aesthetic goals and will tailor your procedure to fit your body type and your wishes.
Any questions about the procedure as well as the recovery process can be discussed in detail at this time.
How Will My Plastic Surgeon Evaluate Me for Liposuction?
When discussing your liposuction goals, Dr. Lou will want to discuss your medical history with you in detail, especially your weight loss / gain history, and your plans for weight loss or gain in the future.
You will additionally need to be ready to discuss any prior medical conditions, treatments, and surgeries you have had. All of these details will help your surgeon better tailor your liposuction procedure to you specifically.
How Is Liposuction Performed?
A small, hollow tube called a cannula is inserted through a tiny (almost invisible) incision in the area that is to be treated. The cannula connects to a vacuum pressure unit that will vacuum away your unwanted excess fat under the guidance of your surgeon.
Are There Variations to the Liposuction Technique?
In most procedures, fluids are injected into the areas that are going to be treated. Variations in liposuction procedures can take place either by injecting larger than normal amounts of fluid (a tumescent procedure), or by withholding the fluid altogether (a dry procedure).