Liposuction or lipoplasty is a body-sculpting procedure to remove localized fat that is unresponsive to dieting and exercising. Despite observing a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and healthy eating, some individuals may continue to have disproportionate body contours or persistent fatty deposits.
Liposuction can be performed on nearly any area of the body. Lipoplasty differs from traditional plastic surgical procedures in that it is commonly used on multiple areas during an operation. Liposuction is an effective procedure to reduce or remove love handles, saddlebags, a double-chin, abdomen fat or bulges, and other unsightly fatty deposits in order to develop a better shape and create a more beautiful body. It is not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle, instead, this procedure is beneficial to individuals who maintain a healthy stable weight but would like to remove targeted areas of fat deposits. Liposuction is often combined with other plastic surgical procedures (including lift procedures) for better outcomes.
Not everyone is a suitable candidate for liposuction. Before determining that this procedure is right for you, consider the following ideal candidate qualities:
The overall outcome and results of a liposuction is the elimination of stubborn body fat. The results of this procedure include a proportioned body shape, improved tone, decreased fatty deposits and an overall stunning body transformation.
Liposuction is an out-patient procedure and depending on the amount of fat being removed and the type of method used, the procedure can last from thirty minutes to several hours. Methods require general anesthesia or are performed under local anesthesia.
There are three common liposuction methods:
Prior to surgery, Dr. Chamsuddin will guide you on the liposuction method that is most appropriate for your personal goals. All three methods involve detaching and isolating fat for removal. Once the fat is dislodged, the surgeon makes very small incisions in the skin and inserts very small tubes called cannulas into the incisions. The surgeon then removes the fat through the cannulas. After eliminating the excess fat, the incisions are closed by applying an advanced dressing to the area in order to prevent bleeding, reduce swelling, and support the affected area.