There exists a minimally invasive surgical procedure to rid your body of excess and stubborn fat. This method is known as liposuction. Obstinate fat deposits from various parts of your body are literally sucked out in this procedure. After liposuction, you will end up with a slimmer body. Advancements in technology makes it possible for you to undergo liposuction with much less pain than before and ensures that the accuracy of the procedure is high. Today, tumescent technique is employed and ultrasound imaging techniques may also be used. The technological advancements have changed liposuction into the minimally invasive procedure that it is today.
What You Should Know about Liposuction
- Ideal candidates: Liposuction is not a procedure for losing weight. It is only a procedure to get rid of fat pockets that have not responded to your dieting and exercise efforts. It is important that you be in good health and lead a healthy lifestyle. Candidates for the procedure may have fat deposits in thighs, abdomens, buttocks, face, calves, chest, ankles, hips, arms, and back. While this procedure can be performed on its own, it may also be performed in conjunction with procedures like abdominoplasty, breast reduction, or facelifts.
- The procedure: The procedure does not require hospitalization. A local anesthesia will be needed. After making multiple incisions and injection the local anesthesia, a tube called cannula is inserted into the incisions. If laser-assisted surgery is performed, then the laser will first liquefy fat. If ultrasound-assisted surgery is performed, then fat is liquefied using the energy of the ultrasound. Then, the fat will be sucked out through the cannula. There is no need for stitches after all the fat has been removed. This is because the incisions that are made are small. Therefore, they can heal properly on their own.
- Post-surgery: In the area from which fat has been removed, bruising and swelling will be present. Any strenuous activity should not performed for several weeks. However, you may resume your other activities once you feel comfortable enough. You may need to wear compression clothing for a while. The results will last if you take care of yourself properly.
Want Some More Information on Liposuction? Contact Dr. Smith.
If you are interested in learning more about the liposuction procedure, contact Dr. Smith. Our office can be found in Okatie, South Carolina. You may also call us at 843.705.8940.