What is Liposuction?
Liposuction, also known as Lipo, is one of the most popular cosmetic enhancement procedures available that slims and reshapes the body by removing excess fat deposits in areas such as hips, thighs, buttocks, back, belly, arms, and face. With safe, effective liposuction techniques such as “Tickle Lipo,” excess fat deposits can be eliminated in virtually any area of the body. This new modality of liposuction provides the highest amount of skin tightening as the fat is removed.
What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated With Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical cosmetic procedure where unwanted fat is removed. This procedure can be performed throughout various parts of the body.
The most commonly requested areas for liposuction include:
- Upper arms.
- Buttocks area.
- Hip area.
- Under the chin.
For men, liposuction can also be used to treat a condition called gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a medical condition in which males develop excess breast tissue.
How Is Liposuction Performed?
Liposuction is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. The procedure begins with the surgeon administering an anesthetic, which can be IV sedation or general anesthesia. Your plastic surgeon will determine the best choice. Once the anesthetic is administered, the surgeon will make small, barely noticeable incisions on the target areas.
From there, a thin tube called a cannula is inserted within the incisions and is what loosens the excess fat. The fat is then removed from the body via a surgical vacuum.
Will Liposuction Help Me Lose Weight?
Although liposuction is a procedure that removes fat, it does not result in weight loss. Liposuction is to help with body contouring and tackling areas that do not see results from exercise and healthy foods.
Are the Results of Liposuction Permanent?
Yes, the results of liposuction are permanent as your body is not able to regenerate fat cells. How much fat is removed depends on the volume and where the procedure is performed. It should be noted that you will still have to maintain a healthy weight to keep your desired shape. Liposuction is not an easy way to slim down; you must continue eating healthy foods and exercising routinely.
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Liposuction Before & After
Schedule a Consultation for Liposuction in Fort Lauderdale, FL
If you would be interested in learning more about the benefits of liposuction, schedule a consultation with Cosmetic and Reconstructive Specialists of Florida by calling 954-466-0325 today! Or, fill our the consultation request form below, and our staff will get back to you at the earliest. Dr. Christopher Low and Dr. Michael C. Cheung look forward to serving you!