Liposuction surgery reshapes specific areas where there are localized fat deposits that are out of proportion with the rest of the body. Since the healing process is gradual, you should expect to wait at least several months to get an accurate picture of the results of your surgery. The small incisions used for access of the instrument known as a cannula, will fade over a number of months usually becoming barely visible.
The results of liposuction surgery are usually long-lasting, but they may be affected by weight gain, aging, pregnancy and lifestyle factors.
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Ultrasounic assisted lipoplasty, commonly known as “UAL, uses sound waves to “liquefy” unwanted fat. Although it is not a substitute for traditional liposuction, UAL can be an effective tool for removing fat from multiple areas of the body such as the male breasts, abdomen, back or “love handles”. Often, traditional liposuction is performed in conjunction with UAL.
Liposuction can enhance your appearance and improve your self-confidence. Before you decide to have liposuction, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with a member or our medical team. The best candidates for liposuction are generally normal weight people with firm, elastic skin who have pockets of excess fat in particular areas that are out of proportion with the rest of their body.
Candidates should be physically healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in their expectations. Older patients may have diminished skin elasticity and may not achieve the same results as a younger patient.
There are several liposuction techniques available. Our plastic surgeons will help determine which one is right for you. The standard liposuction procedure entails the use of a cannula, a thin tube that is used to gently break up the fat that sits directly beneath the skin. The fat is extracted through a special suctioning device attached at the end of the cannula. This is done through small incisions in order to alleviate the possibility of dramatic scarring.
In addition to being physically healthy, you should have realistic goals and expectations if you are interested in undergoing liposuction.
Ideal candidates should also have firm skin with good elasticity and tone. During the consultation with your surgeon, you can learn about the various factors involved with this type of body reshaping surgery. You should be prepared to discuss your desired outcome and what you hope to achieve with liposuction. In addition, your surgeon will ask you questions regarding any previous surgeries you may have had, medical conditions, and your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions that may be risk factors.