Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures today. This is a surgical procedure that involves removing fat from under the skin, and either redistributing it to other parts of the body or getting rid of it completely.
There are some areas of the body where fat is very difficult to get rid of. A prime example is the stomach area. The lack of any muscles associated with belly fat means that even with regular exercise, the fat tends to be last to be lost. Being a physical method of fat removal, liposuction ensures that all the fat is removed in one sitting. The best results are obtained when the procedure is handled by a professional cosmetic surgeon.
Benefits of Liposuction
There are many identified benefits of liposuction, including:
- Rapidly removes unwanted fat
- Reduced discomfort
- One of the safest cosmetic procedures
- Achieve desired results easily
- Fast recovery time
Liposuction is a surprisingly simple procedure. Once the patient has been cleared to undergo the minor surgery, they are put under general or local anesthesia depending on the type of liposuction to be done.
A set of tubes known as cannulae are inserted into the skin through small incisions. The locations of the incisions depends on the location from which the fat has to be removed. The cannulae are connected to suction devices which generate negative pressure, essentially sucking out the fat from under the skin. Different suction devices are used to achieve different results.
The amount of fat to be removed depends on the skill of the surgeon as well as the requirements of the patient. However, removal of too much fat is not recommended, since it might result in a lumpy appearance. There are reports of some surgeons removing up to 50 pounds of fat in one sitting.
Clients are encouraged to be as fit as possible before being subjected to the procedure. This improves healing time and reduces the risk of complications during and after surgery. Significant conditions that will make one ineligible for the surgery include diabetes, infections and heart problems.
Liposuction | FAQ
Can I get liposuction and a tummy tuck done in one sitting?
Doing a tummy tuck and liposuction is not encouraged since it increases the complications that might arise.
Is it only done in the stomach region?
Liposuction can be done in any area with unwanted fat under the skin. These include the tummy, breasts, hips, pubis, the inner knees, flanks and even cheeks.
What is the role of compressive garments?
You will need to wear compressive garments when healing to promote the healing process. It has to be worn throughout except when changing bandages.
When can I resume normal activity?
This depends on the extent of the liposuction. On average, one can get back to work between two days and a week after the surgery.
Achieve the Best Results with Dr. Robert S. Fischer – Your Liposuction Expert
The final results of liposuction as well as how much fat can be removed mainly depend on the fine hands of the surgeon. Dr. Fischer has been providing this cosmetic service for the last decade with a high success rate, so you can be sure that you will get the desired results. Call our office today to book for a consultation.