Now amongst the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures, liposuction sculpts the body removing undesirable fat from areas around the thighs, knees, buttocks, waist, hips abdomen, chin, cheeks, neck and upper arms.
THE LIPOSUCTION PROCEDURE
Liposuction, one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in the US, involves a hollow, stainless steel tube cannula and vacuum to remove local fat deposits from beneath the skin through small incisions. Liposuction can be performed on a number of areas on the body including the thighs, hips and buttocks, abdomen and waist, upper arms, back, inner knee, chest, cheeks, chin neck and calves. The procedure can be performed alone or along with other procedures such as a The Brazilian Butt Lift or a breast reduction. In many cases it can be performed under local anesthesia.
There are several approaches to liposuction including standard liposuction, power-assisted liposuction and laser-assisted liposuction.
Standard liposuction utilizes various cannulas (hollow, stainless steel tubes)
Power assisted liposuction utilizes oscillating cannulas, which pre-tunnel the tissue and are especially helpful in difficult areas. Power assisted liposuction allows surgeons to effectively perform higher volumes of liposuction without burn risks, trauma to fibrous tissues and in faster time.
The ideal liposuction patient is a healthy, non-smoking adult. The procedure is an option for those who would like to remove excess fat deposits and have realistic expectations and goals for body contouring. Fat deposits may form from over eating, a lack of exercise or inherited family traits.
Adherence to post-operative and recovery instructions is critical and mandatory.
Transportation post-surgery is strongly recommended
Possibility of up to several months for swelling to completely disappear
Some supplements and vitamins are prohibited to reduce prolonged bleeding