What Is Liposuction?
Stubborn fat accumulations may be preventing you from achieving the slim, sleek silhouette you desire. Many patients complain of excess fatty tissue in localized areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction is a fat removal technique that utilizes minimal incisions to vacuum suction out unwanted adipose tissue. By eliminating unattractive fat deposits, you can achieve a firmer, more toned and curvaceous body contour. Schedule a Liposuction consultation with Dr. J. Brian Boyd in South Bay.
The Benefits of Liposuction
- Reduces fat for slimmer contours and improved shape
- Utilizes small incisions for minimal scarring
- Is effective in many anatomical areas
- Treats areas that other fat removal techniques cannot
Common Areas Treated by Liposuction
Fat accumulations on the abdomen can prevent you from having the toned contours you desire. Clothing may not fit properly, and you may have visible, unsightly bulges. Liposuction removes fat from the abdomen for more slender and athletic abdominal contours.
Fat can accumulate on the underside of the upper arms and near the armpits, affecting how confident you feel in certain types of shirts. Fat removal from the arms helps slim their appearance and helps to reveal more muscular definition.
atty tissue on the buttocks can cause your bottom to appear undefined. Liposuction can eliminate fat from the buttocks to create a more attractive, rounded, and defined booty.
A fatty neck can cause jowls and a ‘double chin' that significantly age your appearance. Liposuction treats fat around the neck to restore a slimmer and more graceful appearance. Improving definition in the neck and jawline can erase years from your facial appearance.
Excess fat on the inner thighs can cause uncomfortable chafing, and fat on the outer thighs can cause the appearance of “saddle bags.” Eliminating fat from the thighs can improve their shape, restore a toned thigh appearance, and relieve uncomfortable chafing.
Fat accumulations on the hips can cause an unsightly and uncomfortable “muffin top.” Removing fat from the hips can help shape more attractive curves and a more slender silhouette with better hip definition.
Am I a Liposuction Candidate?
Ideal liposuction patients are of normal or slim build. It is NOT a good treatment for generalized obesity. Ideal patients have good general skin tone with localized areas of fat. People who are severely overweight or who have poor skin elasticity are poor candidates. However, each case is unique, and people seeking liposuction are evaluated on a patient-by-patient basis to determine whether liposuction is the right treatment for him or her.Schedule a Consultation With Dr. Boyd
Frequently Asked Questions
Liposuction is normally performed using general anesthesia. However, patients who require only minimal correction may be able to use local anesthesia with IV sedation.
You will experience some bruising and swelling after treatment. You will wear a compression garment to minimize excessive swelling, facilitate the healing process and help define your shape. You should avoid strenuous activities for two weeks following your procedure.
Liposuction uses tiny incisions, and care is taken to place them in discreet locations. Patients who do develop minimal visible scarring will notice that the scars fade over time.
VASERlipo® uses ultrasonic energy to soften the fat for easy removal. However, it doesn't allow for more tailored results. VASERlipo® is often used on areas where fat is hard to extract like the breasts and back.
Many people who say they perform liposuction are not Plastic Surgeons nor indeed any kind of surgeon at all! Don’t believe the hype from non-qualified individuals. Do your due diligence. For the best quality results, always choose a board-certified Plastic Surgeon. Plastic Surgeons are familiar with the anatomy and adept at dealing with the physiological consequences of the fluid shifts unique to this kind of surgery. They also employ the most appropriate tools to achieve beautiful, natural results.