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Liposuction Can Safely and Effectivly Remove Excess Fat Cells

Jan 16, 2008
Liposuction has consistently been the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the world for the past several years.

It is a safe and effective method to reduce the overall number of fat cells, and produce a better contour. We can remove unsightly bulges from almost any area to produce a slimmer and improved shape. Most body areas can be suctioned for better contour and reduced volume, from the face down to the ankles. The most popular areas for women are the abdomen, inner thighs, outer thighs, hips, flanks and knees. The most common areas for men are the abdomen, love handles or flanks and chest wall. Liposuction can even be used to reduce heavy breasts in some women. If you evaluate your body in distinct units, such as the upper abdomen, lower abdomen, knees, and prioritize the areas that would benefit most from recontouring. View before and after liposuction photos.

The most common technique of liposuction is referred to as tumescent liposuction. We have found that by injecting large amounts of saline solution mixed with a blood vessel constricting agent known as adrenaline, blood loss is dramatically lowered. The added benefit of tumescent liposuction is that it allows the procedure to be done while the patient is under only mild sedation. For liposuction in New York City contact a board certified plastic surgeon.

Before having liposuction, we will discuss your lifestyle, aerobic shape, and body weight fluctuations. Patients who are severely overweight may have to undergo these procedures in stages or may be told to lose weight prior to undergoing a liposuction procedure.

To be a good candidate for liposuction, you must have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for you. It's important to understand that liposuction can enhance your appearance and self confidence, but it won't necessarily change your looks to match your ideal or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon.

The best candidates for liposuction are normal-weight people with firm, elastic skin who have pockets of excess fat in certain areas. You should be physically healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in your expectations. Your age is not a major consideration; however, older patients may have diminished skin elasticity and may not achieve the same results as a younger patient with tighter skin.

Liposuction carries greater risk for individuals with medical problems such as diabetes, significant heart or lung disease, poor blood circulation, or those who have recently had surgery near the area to be contoured.

Planning the surgery
In your initial consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your health, determine where your fat deposits lie and assess the condition of your skin. Your surgeon will explain the body-contouring methods that may be most appropriate for you. For example, if you believe you want liposuction in the abdominal area, you may learn that an abdominoplasty or "tummy tuck" may more effectively meet your goals; or that a combination of traditional liposuction and UAL would be the best choice for you.

Be frank in discussing your expectations with your surgeon. He or she should be equally frank with you, describing the procedure in detail and explaining its risks and limitations.

Getting the answers you need
Individuals considering liposuction often feel a bit overwhelmed by the number of options and techniques being promoted today. However, your plastic surgeon can help. In deciding which is the right treatment approach for you, your doctor will consider effectiveness, safety, cost and appropriateness for your needs. This is called surgical judgment, a skill that is developed through surgical training and experience. Your doctor also uses this judgement to prevent complications; to handle unexpected occurrences during surgery; and to treat complications when they occur.
About the Author
Dave Stringham is the President of LookingYourBest.com an online resource for liposuction New York. Learn more about breast augmentation and Liposuction New York procedures.
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