Bid Adieu to those Fat Pockets

Some people think that Hot Pockets are good. Other people think they are akin to eating something between Taco Bell’s beef filler and a cardboard box.

Different strokes…

But everyone agrees — fat pockets are bad.

And everyone has at least a couple pockets of unwanted (as if there were “wanted”) body fat. It could be on the outer thighs. It could be on the lower abdomen. It could be under the chin. It could be on the booty.

There’s really no way to get rid of it, either, kind of like when your Uncle Harvey stayed at your house for “a little while.”

But that doesn’t mean you have to put up with the fat. You can have Dr. Smith take it away permanently with liposuction.

Where can liposuction be used?

The key here is localized fat deposits. You can’t have liposuction all over. It’s not a weight loss procedure; it’s a body-contouring procedure. In fact, removing too much fat during a liposuction procedure can be dangerous. Dr. Smith wants his liposuction patients to be within 10% of their ideal body weight before performing liposuction.

Liposuction can be performed on:

  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Hips
  • Chest
  • Arms
  • Chin
  • Calves
  • Ankles
  • Buttocks
  • Behind the knees

Tumescent technique

Dr. Smith uses the tumescent approach to liposuction. Target areas are first injected with a saline solution that also contains lidocaine and epinephrine. The first is an anesthetic; the second is adrenaline, which constricts the blood vessels to minimize bleeding and bruising. Dr. Smith then makes a small incision in the target area and inserts the small cannula to suction out the fat and much of the liquid.

The fat removed from an area is gone permanently. While it is possible to form new pockets of fat, if you maintain a healthy weight you should continue to enjoy the benefits of your liposuction for the rest of your life.

Interested in saying “adieu” to your unwanted pockets of fat? Call Dr. Smith at 843-705-8940 and schedule a consultation for liposuction.


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