Did you know? 1 in 3 males in the United states are deemed overweight
Liposuction can help restore a more pleasing shape to specific areas of your body by removing unwanted fat.
These areas include the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, calves, ankles, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck.
Essentially your surgeon inserts a hollow metal tube through an incision and the fat is removed by suction, the technique has been refined considerably in the last ten years and various improvements have been developed.
These include ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty and the ‘tumescent’ technique both of which offer today’s patients more precise results and quicker recovery times.
If you want to look fit and healthy there is no substitute for diet control and exercise, but liposuction can remove stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to the standard methods of losing weight
RIGHT FOR YOU?
You should be realistic in your expectations before deciding on liposuction, It can enhance your appearance and, therefore, your self confidence, but it will not necessarily achieve your ideal or change the way other people treat you.
The most suitable candidates for liposuction are average weight people with firm, elastic skin who have pockets of excess fat in specific areas.
They should also be physically healthy and psychologically stable, age is not a major consideration but older patients with less elastic skin should not expect the same results as younger patients with firmer bodies.
Your surgeon will evaluate your health, determine where your fat deposits lie and assess the condition of your skin, he will also recommend the body-contouring methods or combination of methods that will best answer your needs. Be frank about your expectations.
Your surgeon should be equally frank, describing the procedures in detail and explaining their risks and limitations.