One of the most common and non-invasive cosmetic procedure to reshape one’s body is Liposuction, also known as Lipoplasty. It acts by eliminating excess fat in certain targeted parts of the body, giving the area a slim and sculpted effect. Often times, the fat stored in these areas has resisted the extensive diet and exercise efforts made by the patient, and can only be removed with liposuction.
It is also a common procedure used in conjunction with facelifts, breast reductions and tummy tucks, as to enhance the final results.
The suitable areas for Liposuction consist of the cheeks, the chin, the neck, the breasts, the abdomen, the arms, the back, the waist, the hips, the thighs, the buttocks, the inner knee, the calves and the ankles.
Your improved body contour will be apparent when the swelling and fluid retention commonly experienced following liposuction subside.
Assuming you maintain a healthy lifestyle and balanced body weight, the results are long-lasting. In the event of pregnancy, weight gain, or simply due to aging, the results risk being affected. In that case, the fat accumulated will be stored in unpredictable areas, different from the ones operated on.
As for the scars, they mainly heal well with time and become indiscernible noting that incisions are mostly administered in hidden areas of the body.
Who can have this surgery?
Good candidates for liposuction are Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing.
Prior to this procedure, you should have reached your target body weight, and have been able to maintain it consistently, as to ensure long lasting results.
Genetics play a big role as well. The optimal skin structure for Liposuction is one that is both firm and elastic. This will enable the skin to contract to the operated area subsequently, and show a smooth appearance as a result.