For many of us, the battle of the bulge is often a long, hard fight. When diet and exercise fail, liposuction can be a safe, effective alternative for removing localized pockets of excess fat. Liposuction improves the appearance of body areas that have concentrated amounts of visible unwanted fat. Through a vacuum suction like process, the fat is removed, creating a smoother, more attractive body contour and better self-image. Various liposuction methods include the tumescent, fluid injection, ultrasound-assisted, and super-wet techniques & powered.
Fat is deposited in the subcutaneous layer in almost all areas of the body.
Fat is a normal component of the subcutaneous tissue layer. Fat cells may not be distributed evenly, causing some areas to be more prominent than is ideal. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that attempts to contour specific areas of fat accumulation that patients see as undesirable.
Patterns of fat distribution differ among races, ages, and sexes. The actual number of fat cells remains stable during adult life. The cells get larger with weight gain and smaller with weight loss. In general, women have a proportionately higher percentage of body fat than men. Women typically have a disproportionate number of fat cells in their hips, upper thighs, and buttocks, while men tend to have a more even distribution of fat cells in the trunk. Also, liposuction is effective in changing contour because it permanently removes fat cells that are distributed unevenly. The remaining fat cells still can store fat. Therefore, liposuction cannot prevent further weight gain but rather affects weight distribution.
Progressive accumulation of fat occurs intra-abdominally as one age. This intra-abdominal fat is not treated by liposuction, thus it must be differentiated carefully from subcutaneous fat when evaluating a patient for surgery Common areas of treatment include the abdomen, flanks, back, hips, waist, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, neck, chest, and calves.
- Day surgery based procedure does not involve clinic stay for more than 8-10 hours.
- Good cosmetic results in properly selected cases where the patient has realistic expectations
- Permanent lasting results