No matter how much time you spend in the gym or how strict you are with your diet, you may still suffer from having excess body fat in hard-to-target areas. Thankfully, liposuction can help to address problem areas by removing fat and creating a smooth surface. It is essential to determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction to determine if this procedure is right for you.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a procedure that involves the use of suction to remove fat from various areas of the body. Even though it can be performed in different locations, the most common areas tend to be the abdomen, lower back, upper arms, buttons, calves, knees, and thighs.
Types of Liposuction
Several types of liposuction are performed to help patients achieve their ideal contouring.
This method of liposuction is the most common and generally involves the injection of medicated fluids into the target area. The liquid is injected prior to suctioning and helps to reduce blood loss, bruising, and swelling. It also helps to improve suction and make it easier for surgeons to perform the procedure.
Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction
This method of liposuction is performed by using an ultrasound machine to generate vibrations. The vibrations help to liquefy the fat so it is able to be removed more easily.
Laser Assisted Liposuction
This method of liposuction is similar to the ultrasound method. Instead, it uses a laser instead. This procedure is ideal for smaller areas and more confined spaces, like the chin.
Depending on the area of the body and the amount of fat to be removed, you may receive either general anesthesia or a local anesthetic.
Idea Candidate for Liposuction Treatment
There are several factors that make a person an ideal candidate for this procedure. In general, a patient must be in good shape, lead an active lifestyle, stick to a nutritious diet, and not smoke. It is also important that the patient is within 30 percent of their goal weight.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you are interested in seeing if you are a good candidate for liposuction, contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery at 636-896-0600 or fill out this online form to schedule an appointment. Their team can meet with you to discuss your options and determine if this is the right treatment to help you reach your goals.