If you’re struggling with excess body fat despite a diet and exercise regimen, liposuction could be a solution for you. Liposuction is a surgical cosmetic procedure that uses suction to remove fat from several areas of the body. It’s a very popular cosmetic treatment in the United States and can provide many benefits to patients.
How Does Liposuction Work?
In liposuction, a cannula is used in combination with a high-powered vacuum to suction fat from the treatment area. A cannula is a hollow tube that’s inserted beneath the skin, allowing the vacuum power to reach the fat directly. This treatment is used to target specific areas of the body, such as the:
- Love Handles
- Flanks / Love Handles
- Upper arms
What Are the Results of Liposuction?
Liposuction results in the removal of fat cells in the treatment area for a slimmer body shape. After liposuction, the skin over the treatment area will mold to the body’s new shape. For this reason, good candidates for liposuction should have healthy, elastic skin. Otherwise, the skin over the treatment area could sag.
Liposuction won’t remove cellulite, dimpling, or stretch marks. It’s simply intended to help patients achieve a slimmer physique. Laser treatments can also be used in conjunction to help tighten and improve the appearance of the skin. Sometimes, liposuction can also be used to treat medical conditions including lipomas and lymphedema.
What Are the Benefits of Liposuction?
- Liposuction can help patients lose fat in areas that aren’t responding to a diet and exercise regimen.
- Liposuction can help patients feel confident and have a positive body image.
- Liposuction permanently removes fat cells. If you maintain a healthy weight after treatment, the results of liposuction can last for many years.
- Many patients can go back to work just a few days after liposuction. You’ll likely be able to start exercising about two to three weeks after treatment.
If you’re interested in losing stubborn fat through liposuction, contact us today to schedule a consultation.