Fat can be stubborn, much like a two-year-old throwing a tantrum in the middle of the candy aisle at Publix. No matter what you do to get rid it — whether exercise or changes in diet — it just keeps keeping on, oblivious to all of your efforts.
And everyone has at least a couple of pockets of fat that don’t respond to anything you do. They could be on the outer thighs, the lower abdomen, under the chin, or maybe on the backside. There’s really no way to get rid of it, either, kind of like those holiday houseguests from Buffalo whose idea of a “short visit” was up for debate.
But that doesn’t mean you have to put up with the fat. Dr. Low or D. Cheung can remove it with liposuction.
Where can liposuction be used?
The key here is localized fat deposits. You can’t have liposuction all over. It’s not a weight-loss procedure; it’s a body-contouring procedure. In fact, removing too much fat during a liposuction procedure can be dangerous. At CRS Plastic Surgery we want our liposuction patients to be within 10% of their ideal body weight before performing liposuction.
Liposuction can be performed on:
- Behind the knees
Dr. Cheung and Dr. Low use the tumescent method with our liposuction procedures. Target areas are first injected with a saline solution that also contains lidocaine and epinephrine. The first is an anesthetic; the second is adrenaline, which constricts the blood vessels to minimize bleeding and bruising. We then make a small incision in the target area and insert a small cannula to suction out the fat and much of the liquid.
The fat removed from an area is gone permanently. While it is possible to form new pockets of fat if you maintain a healthy weight you should continue to enjoy the benefits of your liposuction for the rest of your life.