These days, many people are interested in getting rid of excess fat on their bodies. If this is the case for you, you may be interested in learning about various procedures you can utilize to rid yourself of stubborn body fat. One such procedure is liposuction.
What Is Liposuction?
Although broadly defined, liposuction is essentially a procedure that slims and reshapes targeted regions of the patient’s body through the removal of excess fat deposits. Liposuction is both popular and effective in part because of its ability to improve body proportion and contours. Liposuction is utilized to reduce fat in the following regions of the body:
- Abdomen and waist
- Hips and buttocks
- Upper arms
- Inner knee
- Chest area
It is also important to note that liposuction can be performed singularly or in conjunction with other types of surgery procedures like facelifts, tummy tucks, or a breast reduction.
Ideal Liposuction Candidates
The ideal liposuction candidates are individuals who conform to the following attributes:
- Within 30 percent of their recommended weight
- Healthy and with no life-threatening medical conditions or illnesses
- Positive outlook
- Specific goals for body contouring
The Limits of Liposuction
Although liposuction can be effective in helping people rid themselves of stubborn fat, there are limits to its efficacy. Specifically, liposuction cannot treat obesity or function as a substitute for proper exercise and diet. Liposuction is also not an effective treatment if you’re attempting to treat cellulite. (Cellulite is the dimpled skin which appears on an individual’s buttocks, hips, and thighs.)
Getting the Most from the Procedure
If you’ve determined that having liposuction is the right course of action for you, there are several things you should do to get the most out of the procedure. One important thing to consider is the value of using diet and exercise to lose as much excess weight as possible. This can simplify the liposuction process and also result in greater health prior to and after the procedure. Also note that it is critically important to consult with a trained medical professional prior to having a liposuction procedure. This consultation process is designed to ensure that you are a good candidate for liposuction and that the procedure will pose no significant health risks.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’re interested in optimizing your appearance and note that excess fat precludes you from realizing your objective, contact Athena Plastic Surgery today. Our staff, with the help of Dr. Avron Lipschitz, will work with you to determine the most effective treatment options for your needs.