Traditional suction lipectomy, known more commonly as “liposuction” serves as an effective way for plastic surgeons to contour the shape of the body by reducing fat deposits in targeted areas.
It can be discouraging when you look in the mirror and notice all of the extra “lumps and bumps” that can be seen through your clothing. Even men and women that are health conscious, watch what they eat, and work out regularly can struggle with excess fat deposits in areas such as: thighs, hips, buttocks, abdomen/waistline, back, upper arms, inner knee, and chin/neck. Sometimes these areas simply don’t respond to exercise and proper nutrition. Many external factors such as age, fluctuations in weight, pregnancy, and even genetics can cause us to be unhappy with the way our bodies look.
Although liposuction can certainly help to reduce the fullness from fat deposits below the surface of the skin, it cannot tighten the skin. Loose, sagging skin must be removed surgically. If you have loose/crepe skin, excess skin, or stretch marks then you’ll need to have this skin removed to give you the firm, flat results that you’re looking for. You should know that liposuction is not meant to effectively treat the dimpled skin often seen on the buttocks, hips, and thighs known as cellulite.
The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis so you’ll be able to go home the same day. There is no need for a hospital stay. Additionally, there is no need for drainage tubes because of our surgically advanced techniques. Almost anyone can have a liposuction! The best candidates are adults that are within about 30% of their ideal body weight, have no major physical problems, have good muscle tone with elastic/firm skin, and have realistic expectations. Liposuction does not alleviate the need for a healthy lifestyle and is not meant to treat obesity.
Whether you schedule a consultation with our office or another plastic surgeon, always be sure that your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is qualified to perform surgeries in accredited or state-licensed medical facilities.