Liposuction Information, Before and After Photos, Body Sculpture
Liposuction has consistently been the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the world for the past several years. It is a safe and effective method to reduce the overall number of fat cells, and produce a better contour to your body. We can remove unsightly bulges from almost any area to produce a slimmer and improved shape. Most body areas can be suctioned for better contour and reduced volume, from the face down to the ankles. The most popular areas for women are the abdomen, inner thighs, outer thighs, hips, flanks and knees. The most common areas for men are the abdomen, love handles or flanks and chest wall. Liposuction can even be used to reduce heavy breasts in some women. We evaluate your body in distinct units, such as the upper abdomen, lower abdomen, flanks and knees and prioritize the areas that would benefit most from recontouring.
The most common technique of liposuction is referred to as tumescent liposuction. We have found that by injecting large amounts of saline solution mixed with a blood vessel constricting agent known as adrenaline, blood loss is dramatically lowered. The added benefit of tumescent liposuction is that it allows the procedure to be done while the patient is under only mild sedation.
Once the areas to be worked on have been injected, different means of removing the fat have been developed including power-assisted liposuction, laser liposuction (Smart-Lipo), internal or external-assisted liposuction, etc. The advantage and disadvantages of these different modalities will be discussed and a treatment plan best suited for each individuals needs will be formulated.
Before having liposuction, we will discuss your lifestyle, aerobic shape, and body weight fluctuations. Patients who are severely overweight may have to undergo these procedures in stages or may be told to lose weight prior to undergoing a liposuction procedure in order to obtain the best possible results.
The best candidates for liposuction
To be a good candidate for liposuction, you must have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for you. It’s important to understand that liposuction can enhance your appearance and self-confidence, but it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon.
The best candidates for liposuction are normal-weight people with firm, elastic skin who have pockets of excess fat in certain areas. You should be physically healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in your expectations. Your age is not a major consideration; however, older patients may have diminished skin elasticity and may not achieve the same results as a younger patient with tighter skin.
Liposuction is a procedure in which localized deposits of fat are removed to recontour one or more areas of the body. Through a tiny incision, a narrow tube or cannula is inserted and used to vacuum the fat layer that lies deep beneath the skin. The cannula is pushed then pulled through the fat layer, breaking up the fat cells and suctioning them out. The suction action is provided by a vacuum pump or a large syringe, depending on the surgeon’s preference. If many sites are being treated, your surgeon will then move on to the next area, working to keep the incisions as inconspicuous as possible.
Liposuction carries greater risk for individuals with medical problems such as diabetes, significant heart or lung disease, poor blood circulation, or those who have recently had surgery near the area to be contoured.
Your surgeon’s education and training have helped to form his or her surgical judgment, so take the time to do some background checking. Patients are encouraged to consider a doctor certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (“ABPS”). By choosing a plastic surgeon who is certified by the ABPS, a patient can be assured that the doctor has graduated from an accredited medical school and completed at least five years of additional residency – usually three years of general surgery (or its equivalent) and two years of plastic surgery. To be certified by the ABPS, a doctor must also practice surgery for two years and pass comprehensive written and oral exams.
For liposuction New York City contact Manhattan board certified plastic surgeon Dr Eric Sadeh.