Improvements in Liposuction have allowed its use in many areas and can be performed under local anesthesia.
Do we get rid of excess fat?
Many people look for ways of shedding excess weight, to be fitter and to look better by getting on diets and many other ways of weight loss. There are many options available that claim to be medical methods of weight loss such as water treatments, herbal remedies, acupuncture, etc. These have no effects and are a waste of time and money.
There is only one method of weight loss, which is a life style of balanced diet and exercise. Liposuction is a complimentary procedure to this life style in order to redefine the body.
The easiest method of getting rid of fat is liposuction, yet this is not a weight loss tool, it is to reshape the body after weight loss. The amount that can be removed by liposuction is limited and cannot exceed this amount to avoid serious risks. This limit is maximum 5 kilogram’s.
With developments in plastic surgery, the use of liposuction has increased tremendously, as the procedure does not require hospital stay and is known to be a dry technique, meaning there is no bleeding.
The most frequently asked question is “will I gain weight in areas where liposuction is done?” The body does not produce new fat cells, and as the areas treated will have fewer fat cells, these areas will not enlarge like they used to.
The success level of liposuction depends on some factors, such as the skin must be elastic, if the skin has lost this capability, liposuction must be supported with other procedures like the removal of excess skin tissue. The thickness of the skin is an important determining factor as well.
Liposuction can be applied to both genders past puberty, which do not have a systematic illness, with local or general anesthesia and may be combined with other procedures. Other methods such as “Liposhaping, lipoline, liposoft” are all the same procedure; they are not new or different.
Risks: There are risks that are valid with all medical procedures. At times, numbness may occur which is temporary. The most common complaint is unevenness in the appearance which depends on the capabilities of the surgeon and the post care required by the patient.
Ideal candidate: The ideal candidate is the patient that has lost weight with proper nutrition and activity, who wishes to refine their contours for a better appearance. Liposuction can be applied to all areas of the body.
The recovery after liposuction is extremely fast, patients can return to their daily lives almost immediately. A firm corset or hose must be worn up to 4 weeks after the procedure to speed the healing process. There is minimal pain and bruising which disappears quickly.
As the excess fat is removed and the body contour is defined, patients appearance is improved and due to an improved silhouette, patients appear thinner.