Some people can find it hard to get rid of excess and stubborn fat that is present on the body. Even when they follow a proper diet and exercise routine, some patients just can’t seem to lose the amount of desired fat from the body on areas such as the chin, neck, buttocks, abdomen, hips and thighs. In cases such as these, liposuction comes in handy to contour the body and eliminate stubborn fat that is resistant to natural methods of removal. Liposuction is the removal of isolated deposits of fat that are targeted by a cosmetic surgeon. Liposuction is not a weight loss treatment. It simply removes the targeted areas of fat while also providing a better contour to the body.
There are multiple liposuction techniques available to patients to break apart the fat in the targeted areas of the body. Once the fat cells are broken apart, they can be suctioned out of the body or they are naturally excreted from the body. There are various liposuction techniques available to patients and they include:
Ideal candidates for liposuction include patients that have small pockets of fat that are proving to be resistant to exercise and diet. In addition, men and women that are normally within 30% of their ideal body weight are also good candidates as are patients with good muscle tone and skin that is firm and elastic.
The final results provided by cosmetic liposuction are normally seen several months after the surgery. The amount of swelling and bruising after the surgery will hide the final results for several months. The skin of the patient can also be loose in appearance after the surgery because it takes several months for the body to reach its new, more contoured shape.
Any bruising and swelling that occurs after the surgery can last anywhere from one to three months. The final results will appear about six months after the liposuction surgery. Patients will need to follow a healthy diet, as well as exercise on a regular basis, in order to maintain the final results. The fat that is removed by the cosmetic surgeon will not return. However, fat can still appear in other parts of the body and this includes the areas that surround the sections of the body that were treated using liposuction.
It can be hard for patients to choose which liposuction procedure to undergo. Each liposuction method results in a contoured look that is tighter and firmer after the targeted fat is removed. In order to achieve the desired results, patients should schedule a consultation appointment with a board-certified surgeon that specializes in the different types of liposuction and also performs liposuction on a regular basis. The doctor can perform a thorough examination of the patient and discuss the desired final results with the person. The examination and consultation appointment will help the doctor determine which liposuction procedure will allow patients to achieve their desired final results.