You have been religious about your diet for years. You spend the requisite amount of time in the gym. Unfortunately, there are still those stubborn areas on your body that have accumulated fat that just seem immune to whatever you do. Some of it may be genetic and some of it is just related to what happens as we age. So ,whether you need to remove that resistant fat in your neck (probably genetic), abdomen, love handles or inner thighs, there is a solution – liposuction.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction was first introduced in the United States in the 1980s. The procedure is designed to remove stubborn fat pockets from the chin, neck, abdomen, love handles, under arms, hips and inner thighs. As suggested by the name, this procedure sucks the fat out of the target area. As the treatment removes the fat cells it is a permanent solution. The total number of fat cells in your body are determined during adolescence. Therefore, by removing fats cells, even if you gain weight, it is less likely to be seen in the treated areas in the future
How is Liposuction Performed?
Liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure. You will be treated under general anesthetic. The target areas for the treatment will be identified and outlined on your skin with marker. A small incision will be made and a cannula (tube with suction) will be inserted attached to a powerful vacuum. The cannula is moved back and forth to break up the fat and then the loose fat is suction out through the hollow tube with the vacuum.
What Should I expect?
Once the surgery is completed, you will need to wear a compression garment for several weeks. This garment is designed to ensure that you have limited swelling and to help maintain the desired body contours. You may also have drains in the target areas to remove any excess body fluids or blood during the recovery period. You may be provided antibiotics to ensure that no infection develops and pain medications . Your surgeon will provide you with instructions on maintaining the bandages and treating the area and preparing for removal of any stitches that have been used to close the incisions. Depending on the amount of fat removed, you may need follow up treatments to tighten the skin the target area.
Arranging a Consultation
The most important step in preparing for a liposuction treatment is deciding on the right doctor to perform it. Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel , nationally recognized and awarded, is a highly qualified and experienced medical professional who will be happy to tell you more about liposuction and its benefits. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.
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