Is Liposuction For You?

Have you tried everything when it comes to tackling stubborn fat? You could be the ideal candidate for liposuction!

As we age, our metabolism naturally slows down and we begin to store more fat in our body. This unwanted fat can be embarrassing as it accumulates in noticeable areas. In many cases these stubborn fatty deposits don’t respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction safely targets stubborn fat deposits and helps you achieve the body you’ve been working for but have not been able to attain through health habits.

There are several different techniques currently available for patients seeking liposuction treatment. New technologies have transformed this procedure allowing patients to achieve their desired results through a much less invasive approach. It is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure used to remove localized areas of fat from the body through a small thin tube called a cannula. Liposuction is usually performed via a tumescent technique, and may also include the assistance of ultrasound imaging or laser energy. The fat from the targeted area is suctioned from the body through this tube to help patients achieve a proportional and balanced appearance.

The ideal candidate for liposuction is someone who is in good overall health and maintains a healthy lifestyle, having one or more problem areas with unresponsive fat deposits. The determining factor for candidacy is usually the state of the patient’s skin and their medical readiness for surgery. Those under 40 years old tend to have the best results because they have more elastic skin. Liposuction can be used to treat within the areas of the body, including the face, neck, abdomen, arms, ankles and legs. The procedure only requires a small incision, which is typically obscured in a skin fold.

It is also important to have realistic expectations, liposuction is meant for sculpting specific areas of the body and is not a method for significant weight loss but rather, used to remove localized areas of stubborn fat after the patient has attempted other natural weight loss methods. The results are be better if patients maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. If substantial weight is gained after this procedure, the results may be altered.

This procedure may be performed alone, or can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction or tummy tuck, to achieve maximum results.

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