Restore Your Body with Liposuction
- Posted on: Jun 6 2014
Sometimes, diet and exercise alone are not enough to remove unwanted body fat, which can be caused by a variety of factors, such as weight loss or gain, or pregnancy. Regardless age or health, anyone can experience areas of exercise-resistant fat on the body. For patients with this concern, liposuction may be an effective solution.
Liposuction will help restore your patient’s appearance, and self-confidence. This procedure involves removing targeted areas of fat from areas such as the waist, hips, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, cheeks, chin, or the neck. Liposuction will help slim these areas by removing fat cells, and ensuring that fat will not occur in the future.
Liposuction is customized to suit the needs of an individual patient. The procedure begins with an injection of saline, along with an anesthetic called lidocaine, and s tiny amount of adrenaline, which is meant to relieve any bleeding.
Once the solution is injected into the area targeted for liposuction, Dr. Frank will proceed with suction-assisted lipectomy. With this method, a small incision will be made. A small tube known as a cannula breaks up areas of fat, which is then suctioned out of the body.
Typically, liposuction takes about one to three hours to complete, and is either performed under general or local anesthesia. However, this depends on the size of the area being treated. Perhaps the biggest misconception about liposuction is that it is a weight loss procedure. Liposuction is purely meant to remove areas of body fat, so it will not significantly reduce your weight. Ideal patients for the procedure are otherwise healthy individuals, who wish to improve their overall body shape.
Following liposuction surgery, patients will be able to walk almost immediately, and will be able to return to work within a few days. However, strenuous activities should be avoided for about a month. Patients may need to take antibiotics or wear compression garments following the procedure.
Results will be visible immediately, and the scars virtually invisible!
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