Liposuction: Facts You Want to Know
Liposuction is, and remains one of the most common and popular types of procedures surgically performed by licensed and board certified Florida plastic surgeons in the United States and abroad. The procedure’s intent is to safely and effectively eliminate stubborn fat deposits under the skin that one may be genetically predisposedto, and thus resistant to even the most ideal diet and exercise programs or lifestyles.
It is a surgical procedure and should not be considered as a quick fix for weight loss, but more of a body sculpting technique used to eliminate flaws in your body contour that are resistant to proper diet and exercise. Liposuction, according to U.S. plastic surgeons, is the most popular type of plastic surgery being performed in the United States today to contour and sculpt the body, redefining it and eliminating problem areas such as: muffin tops, love handles, or fat deposits in the thighs, legs, arms or stomach areas. While the procedure can and does redefine the body, it cannot completely alter your body shape or size, but is used more as a perfecting procedure to enhance your body image and possibly boost your self esteem if it was lacking due to those embarrassing deposits of cellulite or unwanted fat pockets.
Who Can Have Liposuction Performed?
The ideal patient must be of good general health and cleared by their primary care doctor as being fit to undergo anesthesia and should not be more than 20 pounds over their ideal body weight. Having and maintaining a stable body weight is imperative for this surgery to be a success. If you are planning a significant loss or gain in weight, as with a pregnancy, you would not be a good candidate for this surgery at that time. Successful liposuction surgery is a permanent enhancement provided your body weight remains approximately the same after the surgery is performed.
Another important criterion is the elasticity of the skin; to get the optimal results from liposuction surgery your skin should be firm and maintain its elasticity well. As people age, they often times lose some of the elasticity in their skin, making them a poor candidate for liposuction surgery. However, age is not necessarily a disqualifier for this surgery if the elasticity of the skin is still intact.
About The Surgery
The liposuction procedure involves the actual suctioning and thereby removal of localized fatty deposits that have accumulated under the skin. This is accomplished by the plastic surgeon making a small incision in the skin and inserting a cannula, a long cylindrical hallow needle, which is used to displace the lodged fatty deposits. A vacuum is then used to suction out the fatty tissue deposits from under your skin and the incision is surgically closed.
Liposuction is a safe and highly successful body sculpting procedure that can enhance your body image and refine and contour your shape when the surgery is performed by a surgeon specializing in this particular plastic surgery. The most important factor in deciding if any surgery is an option for you is selecting the right plastic surgeon that will perform the surgery. This is a very important decision in your life and should be treated as such.
As with any surgery there are varying risks involved, and each of the different types of liposuction techniques have different risk factors as well as benefits. Let Florida Plastic Surgeons help you seek a licensed, board-certified plastic surgeon in your area or nearby community to have your surgery performed, in order to facilitate your follow up appointments and visits which are necessary components of your surgery being a successful one.