Many individuals are bothered by problem areas on their body which prove resistant to diet and exercise, such as the love handles or saddlebags. These areas of localized fat deposits are often due to heredity rather than a lack of fitness or proper eating.
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is a procedure which removes excess fat deposits from areas of the body for a slimmer, smoother contour. This is an ideal procedure for patients who are of normal body weight but are bothered by stubborn areas of fat. By improving these areas, liposuction can help to create a more proportionate appearance overall. Liposuction is commonly performed on the thighs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, waist, upper arms, back, inner knees, chest, cheeks, chin, neck, calves and ankles. There are many newer techniques for liposuction available today including SmartLipo™, a laser-assisted lipolysis system which removes fat with less downtime and fewer side effects compared to traditional methods.
How Liposuction is Done
For liposuction, tiny, inconspicuous incisions are made in the skin. Many techniques first inject a sterile liquid solution into the treatment area to help minimize bleeding and trauma. Next, a narrow tube known as a cannula is inserted through the incisions. The cannula is manipulated to loosen the excess fat which is then suctioned out. Traditional liposuction usually takes one to two hours to complete.
SmartLipo™ is a highly effective, minimally-invasive liposuction technique which uses a high-powered laser to rupture and liquefy the fat cells, thus easing removal. This technique generally involves a quicker, easier recovery compared to traditional liposuction. While many areas of the body can be treated, it is ideal for treating small areas like the face, neck and breasts.
Keeping the Patient Comfortable
Many liposuction techniques are performed with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. SmartLipo™ is usually performed with just local anesthesia.
The Immediate After-Effects
Swelling and bruising are normal after liposuction and these will take several weeks to resolve. You will need to wear a special compression garment or elastic bandages to control the swelling and help the skin to retract to its new shape. Small drains may be inserted at the incision sites for a few days to collect excess fluid or blood. Any discomfort that patients experience can be alleviated with medication. Patients are often able to return to work within one to two weeks.
SmartLipo™ involves a shorter recovery. Swelling, bleeding and bruising are usually less than with other techniques. In addition, many patients see results sooner.
There are inherent risks with any procedure which should be discussed in detail you're your surgeon prior to your Detroit procedure. These may include uneven contours, rippling or loose skin, infection, blood clots, excess fluid loss or accumulation, unfavorable scarring, and anesthesia risks.
The Results to Expect
As the swelling and fluid retention eventually subside after your procedure, your improved body contour will be apparent. Most patients are very happy with their new slimmer appearance and experience a boost in self confidence as well. The results of liposuction can be long lasting with the continued practices of healthy diet and exercise in Detroit, MI.
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