Some people have to work harder than others to attain a sleek
physique. Choosing to have a lean and fit body, and then working
to achieve that objective is an admirable and worthy goal.
Successfully achieving your weight loss goals doesn’t mean you
will achieve your desired shape. There are millions of us who
diet and work out to the best of our ability, and we never see
the results we want. We now know that doing hundreds of leg
lifts will strengthen our thigh muscles, but that won’t
necessarily reduce the amount of fat surrounding those muscles.
Liposuction may provide the help you need. Picture yourself in
that bathing suit you’ve always wanted to wear, standing
poolside with confidence. You deserve to give yourself the
necessary assistance to make your goals attainable. Liposuction
has been the most popular plastic surgery procedure.
A small hole (1mm) is made in the skin just large enough to
accommodate a small hollow tube called a cannula. The cannula
suctions the fat from selected areas of the body to create the
desired contour. This procedure is ideal for those who are
within 30% of their ideal body weight and would like to contour
Liposuction is usually performed under LOCAL (Tumescent)
ANESTHESIA and takes from one to 3 or more hours depending on
the area and amount of fat being removed. Because , it is done
under local anesthesia, the Patient usually goes home within an
hour or two. Recovery depends upon the extent of your surgery.
There are no sutures to be removed. Normal athletic activities
can be resumed in about three weeks.
The tumescent technique for liposuction is still the most
commonly used method for achieving desired results in contouring
areas such as the waist, hips, thighs and buttocks. This
technique works by injecting controlled amounts of a special
fluid under the skin. This fluid causes the fat to swell such
that it is easier to remove. This fluid also numbs and
constricts blood flow to the area to reduce blood loss. Because
there is so little blood loss, there is minimal bruising.
Medication is also added to this fluid such that post-operative
pain is reduced for 18 to 24 hours after surgery. After the
fluid is injected, a special hollow tube called a cannula is
connected to a suction machine and then inserted under the skin.
The cannula is moved back and forth to create thousands of tiny
tunnels where the fat has been removed.
After surgery, a compression garment, or girdle, is put on the
patient. The tiny tunnels collapse under the pressure of the
garment. The garment is worn most of the time for the next 6