It is imperative to consult an accredited plastic surgeon for this kind of procedure. You want to make sure you get the best patient care and procedure techniques available. With us, you can be assured of both accounts. We don’t aim to change you, but instead, improve on what you already have. Every woman is beautiful, but there is no reason why you shouldn’t want to exercise the best version of yourself. There can be stigma attached to plastic surgery because people can assume that you are: 1) Taking the easy way out or 2) It’s too dangerous.
The decision to undergo surgery is very personal, therefore, there is only person that can make that decision and that is yourself.
Every surgery comes with a degree of risk, however, this is precisely why a consultation with a professional and evaluations are necessary.
So what is a liposuction?
Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion.
- Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the:
- Hips and buttocks
- Abdomen and waist
- Upper arms
- Inner knee
- Chest area
- Cheeks, chin and neck
- Calves and ankles
- Liposuction can be performed alone or along with other plastic surgery procedures, such as a facelift, breast reductionor a tummy tuck.
Here is a list of what liposuction won’t do:
- Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise
- It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite – the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips, and buttocks – or loose saggy skin.
- Laser and ultrasound assisted liposuction, like traditional liposuction aren’t a weight control method or a fix for obesity. They are used to help contour your body in those areas that are not responsive to diet and exercise such as saddlebags or a paunchy stomach. Also like traditional liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction is most often used to reduce fullness in your:
- Upper arms
Ideal liposuction candidates are:
- Adults within 30% of their ideal weight who have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone
- Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
- Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for body contouring
- If you are bothered by excess fat deposits – located anywhere on your body – that don’t respond to diet or exercise, liposuction may be right for you.
The decision to have plastic surgery is extremely personal. You will have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications of liposuctionare acceptable. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks and potential complications.
What are the risks associated with liposuction?
- Anesthesia risks
- Change in skin sensation that may persist
- Damage to deeper structures such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles, lungs, and abdominal organs
- Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
- Fluid accumulation
- Irregular contours or asymmetries
- Irregular pigmentation
- Need for revision surgery
- Persistent swelling
- Poor wound healing
- Rippling or loose skin, worsening of cellulite
- Thermal burn or heat injury from ultrasound with the ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty technique
- These risks and others will be fully discussed prior to your consent. It is important that you address all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon.
- Secondary procedures may sometimes be recommended to reduce excess skin. Special considerations are needed when large amounts – usually more than five liters of fat – are suctioned.
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