Fast Facts About Liposuction

The New Year has come and gone; you have done well regarding your resolution to get healthier by eating better and exercising more.  However, you still have bulges of fat that just won’t go away.  These areas may be due to family traits rather than a lack of weight control or fitness.  Now, you are considering liposuction.

Here are some fast facts regarding liposuction:

  • Liposuction is the most common cosmetic procedure done in the U.S with more than 300,000 performed each year.
  • Liposuction is not a weight loss program but a cosmetic procedure.
  • The procedure is normally outpatient and done under a general anesthesia.
  • The most common areas are: abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, arms and back.
  • There are several different techniques; Tumescent liposuction is one of the most popular, others include Dry liposuction, Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL), Power-assisted liposuction (PAS) Laser Assisted Lipolysis (LAL)
  • Risks include severe bruising, inflammation, thrombophlebitis, and contour irregularities. The risk of complications is usually associated with how large the procedure is, as well as the surgeon’s skills and specific training.

Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of your body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and proportion, and ultimately, enhancing your self-image. Fat removed from these areas can also be used to enhance other areas of your body such as the buttocks or breast. Liposuction works best for people with good skin tone and elasticity, where the skin molds itself into new contours.

To discover how body contouring procedures can help your look, request a consultation with one of our specially trained board certified plastic surgeons. During a thorough examination your expectations and realistic goals with be discussed and a plan of action set in place.  Be careful not to put your body on the “Discount Rack”, choosing a surgeon based on the lowest price might ultimately be the most expensive choice, if you have to have it redone.  Choose your physician based on the surgeons expertise and experience.  We always suggest doing your homework and getting a couple different consultation/quotes so that you can make an informed decision.

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