What is Liposuction?
In the United States, liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic operations. The thighs, abdomen, back, neck, hips, buttocks, and upper arms are among the "problem areas" where fatty deposits are removed. Depending on the patient's preferences, this treatment can also be used to shape the calves, trim above the knees, and contour the ankles. Gynecomastia, or localized accumulations of extra fatty and breast tissue in teens and adult guys, is typically treated with liposuction.
By removing extra fat deposits, liposuction reshapes and trims specific areas of the body. This can enhance your self-image by improving your body's curves and proportions. Even if you're in good health and routinely exercise, some people nonetheless have unpleasant localized fatty patches or a body shape with disproportionate proportions that doesn't appear to improve with exercise. If this is the case, liposuction may be a viable choice.
How does it work?
Dr. Leveen can remove fat from your "problem" regions using liposuction through extremely small skin incisions. For patients, this makes liposuction an appealing option to more invasive surgical procedures. Unwanted fat can be easily eliminated, allowing for a quick recovery. Other cosmetic operations, such as a stomach tuck, are frequently coupled with the treatment. Within 3-5 days, most patients are back at work.
Liposuction uses a narrow metal tube or cannula coupled to a suction machine to remove fat deposits between the skin and muscle through very small incisions. Incisions are produced that are either hidden in the patient's natural skin folds or in a hidden location. Patients with isolated areas of excess fat that can be molded to achieve a more appealing overall form are great candidates for liposuction.
Dr. Eric Leveen may recommend medication to relieve pain and discomfort, as well as antibiotics to lower the risk of infection, after your operation. In addition, you will be required to wear a compression garment for three weeks. Expect minor shape anomalies as the swelling subsides at this time. The majority of the swelling and bruising has subsided after this time, and around 60%-70 percent of the outcome is visible. The ultimate outcome will take about 3-6 months to appear.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Before deciding if liposuction is right for you, you must first understand the difference between subcutaneous and visceral fat. Subcutaneous fat, which sits between muscle and skin, can be difficult to shed. The layer beneath the muscular layer around organs is known as visceral fat. The subcutaneous layer can be removed, but not the visceral fat. The integrity of your subcutaneous layer, as well as the flexibility of your skin, can assist establish if you are a good candidate. When deciding whether liposuction is correct for you, be sure the skin envelope does not droop or wrinkle as a result of the fat removal. During your consultation, this will be determined.
- Healthy, close to their weight goals, and nonsmokers are ideal candidates. A visit with your surgeon in the office is recommended to see if liposuction is right for you. Dr. Leveen can help you identify which regions of your body will benefit the most from liposuction and how he can shape those areas for the best results.
The best area(s) for you will be determined by your individual response to exercise and diet. The following are common parts of the body where women seek liposuction:
- Double chin reduction in the chin and neck area
- Create curves and sculpted abs while also removing love handles and muffin tops.
- Remove "side boob" fat from the breasts.
- Hips – avoid becoming square.
- The outer, anterior, and inner thighs dictate the proportions of the thighs to the knees and calves.
- Knees are used to make runners' knees.
- Upper arms - sculpt and define for a toned and "cut" appearance.
- Back fat was eliminated to soften and provide a more feminine appearance.
- Liposuction is most typically performed on the chin and neck area, flanks (love handles), belly, and male breasts in males.
- Tumescent liposuction performed under local, IV sedation, or general anesthesia by a board-certified cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon is extremely safe. The type of anesthetic used would be determined by the number of places being treated and the amount of fat expected to be removed.
- Liposuction is one of the safest surgical treatments when compared to others. The liposuction cannula is a narrow stainless-steel tube that removes subcutaneous fat through a very small insertion cut in the skin, making the treatment non-invasive.
Liposuction is not used to treat obesity, and it is a common misperception that it is. It's more of a fat-burning technique. The quantity of fat that can be removed is determined by a variety of factors, including the surgeon's evaluation of your health and body objectives. Even if you are overweight, liposuction can help you lose several pounds while also improving your appearance.