Everything About Liposuction

Many people are embarrassed to show off their figures due to the development of either stretch marks or, more often in the case of women, pockets of cellulite. These imperfections can surface when you have lost or gained weight, or if you are prone to them through genetics – lucky you! Whatever the reason for the appearance of these bulges that appears to look like cottage cheese pockets, they can really take away from an otherwise attractive body. If you have tried dieting and exercise and still cannot seem to lose the flab then you may be a candidate who should know everything about liposuction.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction has come a long way and is among the most popular procedures performed. Celebrities are not the only ones getting in line to have their figure restored. Many new mothers have liposuction after delivering and finding out that their body just does not look the way it used to. Liposuction should not be used as a way to remove fat deposits without first trying to get healthy and fit the old fashioned way through diet and exercise. However, it is a way for someone to remove the imperfections that the diet and exercise has left behind.

Myths Dispelled

While many people still believe that liposuction is for overweight people, nothing could be further from the truth. As a matter of fact, liposuction should only be performed on healthy people that are close to their desired weight. The procedure is hard on the body and a healthy body will have a reduced amount of recovery time. People who develop cellulite are generally not overweight, they have excess fat that has deposited itself in an unsightly manner.

How is Liposuction Performed?

Liposuction Performed

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Liposuction is a procedure where the surgeon injects a small tube into the skin and proceeds in moving the tube back and forth to break up the fat. This process makes it easier to dislodge the fat from the body. Once the fat has been dislodged it is then sucked up and removed. While a local anaesthetic is usually administered it is a same day procedure. The recovery time varies depending on the procedure and amount of areas that are covered in one day. Many patients combine liposuction with tummy tucks or breast lifts so the recovery time is greater than just having the liposuction done in a few areas. The costs will also vary depending on the same factors.

Where is Liposuction Performed?

 Abdomen Liposuction

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There are many different areas that liposuction is performed on such as the buttocks, thighs, abdomen and back. These are the most common. However as liposuction has gained more popularity many new areas are being done including knees, calves, upper arms, neck and even the face. With the new areas being done there are also new types of liposuction performed such as tumescent, ultrasound-assisted, water-assisted, laser and abdominal etching. It is best to read up on the various types prior to scheduling surgery to see which one you are more comfortable with and also to research the procedure your surgeon will be using so you are prepared on what to expect.

Who Should I contact to Have Liposuction Done?

If you are considering liposuction, it is always best to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon that has many years of experience. As with any surgery there are always risks involved and they should be weighed and discussed before making the final decision. For example if you smoke, the surgeon would ask you to stop for a recommended amount of time prior to having the procedure done. This will help speed up the healing time. Also, you should not take aspirin before the procedure to ensure that you minimise the risk of bleeding both during and after the surgery. All of these things will be discussed at your consultation. You should also check references of the surgeon you are about to use to ensure that you are in good hands. There are many ways to find out a doctor’s reputation including credible Internet sites, family, friends and co-workers.

If you are tired of avoiding the mirror because of the cellulite pockets on your body and have tried every other measure to remove the fat, then liposuction may be the answer. The good news is that with liposuction, you do not have to cover your body any longer. Consult with a surgeon today and see if you are able to remove the fat and enjoy your appearance once again.

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