You have dieted and exercised, and there are still stubborn areas of fat that will not go away. Your reason for choosing liposuction may be as simple as wanting to look better in your clothes. While liposuction is not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle, it can make you look and feel better.
Liposuction surgery is performed to remove unwanted, localized deposits of fat cells from the body. The procedure is meant for body contouring. It is not a treatment for obesity. A suction tube is inserted through tiny incisions placed in inconspicuous locations on the skin. With a high-pressure vacuum, sometimes utilizing an external ultrasound source or an ultrasound canula, fat cells are extracted through the tube. The result is a re-sculpting of bulging areas into more attractive contours.
Everyone has the right to feel good about themselves. Could liposuction help you achieve the confidence you deserve?
Despite adhering rigidly to a diet and exercise program, certain areas of body fat often refuse to budge. Liposuction can remove fat from problem areas of the body, utilizing this minor surgical technique. The major benefit of this technique is that removal is permanent. Once those fat cells have been removed, they cannot return.
The most common areas of liposuction in women are the abdomen, hips, and thighs while in men they are the abdomen and love handles. Again, this procedure is not designed as a cure for obesity, but to remove areas of fat that have not responded to diet or exercise.
Lower Chin Liposuction
Removal of fat in the lower chin area is very commonly performed in conjunction with face lifts or chin implants. When performed with a chin implant, this has had the name of ‘weekend face lift’ given to it. While this can quickly improve contours of this region, it is rare that it simply takes a weekend to heal from this procedure. In patients with good skin elasticity, the treatment can be used to bring about a noticeable improvement in the neck/skin profile. Pressure bandages are usually applied for seven days postoperatively to aid skin contraction and support the wound site.
Both the upper and lower abdominal areas can be treated with liposuction, and the procedure is sometimes performed in conjunction with abdominoplasty (the removal of excess skin folds around the lower abdomen.) The lower abdomen is a particularly suitable site for targeted fat removal, as the fat in this area is soft and easily removed. Men, in particular, are prone to a buildup of fat in this area resulting in “beer bellies” and “love handles”. Liposuction results are extremely impressive, giving patients a much smoother body outline in close fitting clothes, sportswear, and swimsuits.
Excess fat in this area is a common female problem and is often influenced by hormonal factors. The downward force that fat in this area exerts is often responsible for “saddle bags” or “Jodhpur thighs”. Considerable improvement in overall shape can be achieved with liposuction in this area.
Excess fat on the thighs is notoriously resistant to both diet and exercise. The thighs are usually the last areas of the body to reduce in size no matter how successfully you lose weight over the rest of your body. Excess fat on the inner thighs can cause uncomfortable chafing and sometimes make it difficult to find clothes that fit well. Spot fat removal is an effective way of treating these areas, permanently removing unwanted fat and restoring normal body proportions.
Liposuction for Male Breasts
This embarrassing and often distressing condition can easily be overcome with liposuction. Excess fat, giving the appearance of a male breast, is easily and permanently removed, restoring the body to a more masculine physique.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECOVER FROM LIPOSUCTION?
Liposuction is a minor surgical procedure, and you can expect to resume normal activities within two to three days, depending upon the extent of your treatment. Most operations are performed under a twilight or general anesthetic as day cases. If larger amounts of fat are removed, you will stay overnight in our surgical center or cottage. You will normally be required to wear a girdle and abdominal binder to aid skin contraction and support the operative site for about six weeks after the operation. Postoperative discomfort is minimal and, if necessary, treated with mild analgesia. Any bruising usually disappears in just a few weeks.
You will also be given full pre- and postoperative instructions on exercise and massage.
Dr. Chernoff uses a specialized liposuction technique that sculpts the body to provide a blended and a natural look. Our office calls this procedure Liposculpting because Dr. Chernoff uses a unique approach that selectively removes fat to create curves in women or sculpted abs for men.
Take the first step. If you think that liposuction/liposculpture will help you, why not talk about it today with one of our qualified nurses?
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