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Patients looking for spot reduction of stubborn fatty deposits frequently find that liposuction is the effective and convenient solution they’ve been searching for. Liposuction is a procedure where excess fat is removed from problem areas. Keep in mind that liposuction is not a substitute for diet and exercise. Contact Dr. Ploplys to see if this procedure is right for you.
Which Areas of the Body Can Be Treated with Liposuction?
The lipo procedure is a very versatile option for fat removal. It can be used in the following regions:
- Inner thighs
- Outer thighs
This procedure is often used to address love handles, a spare tire, a double chin, and gynecomastia (oversized male breasts).
The Best Candidates for Liposuction
People who have found that dieting and exercise are ineffective for reducing their stubborn fat deposits are ideal liposuction candidates. While diet and exercise can help to achieve overall fat reduction, they are not suited to spot reduction for specific areas of the body.
Diet and exercise can shrink fat cells, but they cannot get rid of them, meaning they may grow again. Only liposuction completely removes these stubborn fat cells, eliminating any chance of regrowth.
Excellent lipo candidates also have a high degree of skin elasticity. Patients with poor skin elasticity are often left with hanging skin and must undergo a separate body-contouring procedure. Additionally, ideal candidates have realistic expectations in terms of results.
What to Expect?
Lipo starts with the administration of either general anesthesia or a combination of local anesthesia and sedation. These anesthesia options will be discussed during your initial consultation, and the ideal option for you will be selected at that time.
Next, very small incisions will be created in the targeted areas. A tool called a cannula will be inserted into an incision. This tool is a thin tube that has a sharp end. The end is used to loosen stubborn fat cells from their surrounding tissues. The fat cells are then removed through the tube with the help of medical suction. This reduces the treatment area in volume.
Lipo Recovery and Healing
During your liposuction recovery and healing process, it is vital that you follow the directions of Dr. Ploplys diligently. This will minimize the risk of complications and will ensure a shorter and more comfortable recovery.
Swelling and bruising are normal post-surgical issues and are only temporary. In order to control swelling, it’s best to wear a recommended elastic garment in the area. This garment helps the skin adapt to the area’s new contours.
The price of the lipo procedure is dependent on a number of factors. The size of the treatment areas, the location of these areas, the anesthesia chosen, the time it takes to perform the surgery, and the exact techniques used will all impact liposuction costs.
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