Liposuction, or simply lipo, is a plastic surgery procedure that gets rid of the fat that you can’t seem to eliminate through exercise and diet.
Based on the area under treatment, your cosmetic surgeon can perform this procedure under general, regional, or local anesthesia. Liposuction can be performed on the lips, belly, back, thighs, buttocks, arms, or the face. It can also be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as tummy tucks or breast enhancement.
How liposuction works
Liposuction involves the use of a cannula and negative pressure to suck fat from the body area under treatment. It works best on patients with normal weight and healthy skin. Liposuction can also be used to get rid of excess fat in patients with a chronic medical condition like lymphedema.
That said, it is important to note that liposuction may not offer a permanent solution to body fat problem. In addition, it does not help obesity-related metabolic disorders like insulin resistance.
How skin age can affect your liposuction outcome
The effectiveness of a liposuction procedure depends on the skin. After sucking fat from underneath, the skin, it is expected that your skin will shrink back to give you a nice, smooth contour. The younger you are, the more elastic your skin is, and the more likely your skin will snap back after the procedure.
Additionally, some body areas produce better results after liposuction than others. The best body areas for liposuction include the following:
• Breast and chest areas
• Cheeks, neck, and jaws
• Abdomen and waist
• Inner knees
• Hips and buttocks
• Upper arms
• Calves and ankles
Easy & Gentle Lipo™
A form of tumescent liposuction, this office-based procedure involves the injection of a medicated solution (usually saline along with epinephrine and lidocaine) into the target area before sucking out the fat. This procedure can be performed to remove fat from any part of the body.
Some of the benefits of Easy Gentle Lipo include the following:
• Less pain and quick recovery time compared to the traditional liposuction
• Safer because it is performed under local anesthesia
• Effective for fat removal in almost all parts of the body
• Very precise and gentle with minimal downtime
• Minimal pain and downtime since it is done under local anesthesia
• Better results since it is a targeted procedure with greater precision
• No side effects associated with general anesthesia
• Less scarring since the cannulas used is only 3mm in diameter
• Much safer since general anesthesia is not involved
If you are struggling to change parts of your body through exercise and diet, you may want to consider liposuction. This cosmetic procedure can be targeted to safely and directly suck fat from specific areas of the body. Call Swan Centers at t 1-800-528-9650 o schedule a consultation.