There are certain areas of stubborn fat on the body that exercise simply can’t handle, but liposuction can trim that fat for you. Liposuction is a fat reduction procedure that can help you achieve your desired shape. But are you an ideal candidate for liposuction?
How is Liposuction Performed?
Liposuction is usually done as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. The surgeon will make tiny incisions in the areas targeted for liposuction, and then insert the cannula to break up the fat tissue. A cannula is a small thin tube with a blunt tip that also has suction attached to remove the fat that has been loosed.
Liposuction is commonly used to sculpt the arms, abdomen, thighs, knees, and buttocks.
Are you an ideal candidate for liposuction?
If you have isolated pockets of fat that you have been unable to reduce with diet and exercise, and you are at a healthy weight, you may be a good candidate for liposuction.
Liposuction is an excellent body contouring option for individuals with good skin elasticity. When the skin is elastic, it will bounce back into shape easily and tighten after the fat has been removed. Individuals with poor skin elasticity that have to remove a lot of fat may be left with sagging skin after the procedure, because liposuction does not tighten the skin.
It is best to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to determine your suitability for liposuction surgery. There are different types of liposuction, so the surgeon will also review the various options with you.
Liposuction is available in Silver Spring, MD, at the offices of Paul C. Dillon, MD. Dr. Dillon is a board certified plastic surgeon that regularly performs liposuction, and has many years of experience.
Call 800-519-8605 today to set up a consultation with Dr. Dillon.