An Overview Of Liposuction

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Liposuction is the surgical removal of excess fat, offering a better shape and contour to the body. As people add and lose weight, certain parts of the body tend to develop deposits of undesirable fats that can be tough to offload through exercise and diet. Liposuction can offer lasting elimination of these fatty cells. Today, a number of new methods, including power-assisted lipoplasty (PAL), Super-wet technique, VASER, ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL), and the tumescent technique, are helping many plastic surgeons to provide certain patients with more exact results and faster recovery times.


Why Get Liposuction?

There are certain fat deposits on the body that prove to be resilient to exercise and diet. Even if you eat healthy and work our regularly, these parts never seem to reduce like you want them to. This is usually because your body has hereditary pre-disposition to hang onto the fat in these areas. For some individuals, it can be the inner thighs or the love handles. Others might have persistent fats under the undersides of the arms or on the chin.

Liposuction will successfully help you to eliminate these fat cells that refuse to disappear. It enables you to shape your body for a slimmer, more appealingly line. It’s a common procedure, in 2011, Liposuction was the second most common and popular procedure for women, just after the breast augmentation, and it was the only popular procedure for men.

Since this procedure is done on spots that do not generally respond to diet and exercise, even when you have tried, there is no reason to look at it as an easy way out. A freshly slimmed shape will actually be a more perfect reflection of the hard work that you have put in to having a healthy, fit body.

How do you prepare for Liposuction?

Your doctor will possibly order some laboratory tests beforehand to make sure that you are healthy enough to continue with the surgery. You will also be required to stop drinking and smoking at least 6 weeks before and after the surgery, and you will need to stop eating at a prescribed time the night before the procedure.

Review any paper work and post-operative guidelines beforehand to make sure that you do not have any questions. In addition, you will be required to have a driver to take you home after the surgery.

What are the risks of Liposuction?

Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed each year, and side effects are very rare. But, there are some few side effects, including bleeding, reactions to anesthesia, hematoma, infections, changes in skin sensation, skin discoloration, and dissatisfaction with the results. The best way to ensure that you are minimizing these risks is to choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for liposuction. Following all your pre and post-operative instructions will also reduce the risks that you will have complications.

Ronald Bush, MD

Director of Palm Springs Lipo Center Dr. Ronald Bush is board certified and has been providing patients with exceptional medical care for over 20 years. He performs a number of aesthetic procedures for those interested in optimizing and improving their appearance. Dr. Bush stays on the cutting edge of health and wellness and uses the latest technologies to provide optimal results for his clients.