When you’re interested in losing weight and reducing the fat around your body, diet and exercise are the two most common recommendations. However, sometimes, diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to get you where you want to be. Liposuction may be the missing piece.
So what is liposuction, and how can it benefit you? Modern Surgical Arts of Denver in Denver, CO, is ready to answer your questions and create your personalized surgical plan.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction, often referred to as lipo, is a type of body contouring surgical procedure. It aims to remove stubborn fat throughout the body. By doing so, you can help reveal improved body curves and contours.
Areas to Treat With Liposuction
Liposuction can treat several areas, depending on your needs and ultimate goals. Some of the most common liposuction procedures include:
- Arm liposuction
- Stomach liposuction
- Thigh liposuction
- Hip liposuction
- Buttock liposuction
- Back liposuction
- Neck liposuction
While many of these liposuction procedures can be performed alone, you can also opt to perform liposuction on multiple areas of the body at once. Additionally, you may also have the opportunity to combine your liposuction with other cosmetic procedures to help achieve maximum results.
Types of Liposuction
These days, there are several types of liposuction procedures available. While the procedure is usually performed in the same way, the exact type of liposuction you choose depends on your needs and desired outcomes. We can guide you and help you decide on the best one for you.
Tumescent liposuction is the most common type of lipo performed. The name comes from the tumescent fluid injected into the target area before the liposuction is performed. This sterile solution consists of saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine. The lidocaine acts as a local anesthetic while the epinephrine shrinks the capillaries in the area.
Laser-assisted liposuction is similar to traditional liposuction with the advantage of laser technology. With laser liposuction, the laser at the tip of the cannula targets and liquefies fat, allowing for easier removal and less bruising post-operatively.
Similar to laser liposuction, ultrasound-assisted liposuction uses technology to help break up fat and make the procedure easier on the body. During ultrasound lipo, the cannula vibrates and gives off ultrasound energy, rupturing the walls of fat cells and liquefying fat much easier.
Traditional liposuction requires substantial physical effort, but power-assisted liposuction aims to reduce that. With power-assisted lipo, the vibration and back-and-forth movement of the cannula allows for easier fat removal.
The Liposuction Procedure — What You Could Expect
Your surgical journey begins with a comprehensive consultation. During your initial meeting, we’ll address your concerns, examine your problem areas, and review your medical history. We’ll then work together to give recommendations and help create your ideal surgical plan.
On the day of your procedure, we strive to make you feel as safe and relaxed as possible. Prior to your surgery, we’ll administer anesthesia to help make the procedure more comfortable for you.
We’ll start by creating small incisions throughout the treatment area and gently inserting the cannula. The cannula helps break up stubborn fat and remove it through suction. Once we’re done, we properly close and dress your incision sites and place you in the appropriate garment.
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure, meaning you’re able to return home the same day. After spending some time in recovery, we’ll get you dressed and ready to go to begin healing.
Benefits of Liposuction
Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery treatments to date. While there are many advantages to choosing lipo, some of the most significant benefits include:
- Safe fat removal
- Permanent removal of fat cells
- Natural results
- A quick, effective procedure
- Improved body contours
- Boost of confidence
Liposuction is an effective procedure to remove excess fat and enhance your curves. Paired with other procedures, you can also experience a more toned physique and tighter skin.
Because liposuction is a surgical procedure, it provides more permanent outcomes than other types of fat reduction treatments, making it a better option for patients looking for longer-lasting results.
Liposuction destroys and removes fat cells within the target treatment area. Fat cells, once removed, do not grow back. Therefore, the results of liposuction are generally permanent. Still, this does not mean weight gain is not possible. Not every fat cell in the procedure area is removed, and the remaining fat cells can expand, contributing to weight gain.
To help maintain your best results, we highly recommend patients have a healthy lifestyle consisting of diet and exercise. By taking care of your body, you’ll be able to enjoy your liposuction results for years to come.
Determining Whether Liposuction Is Right for You
Liposuction is an effective surgical procedure for individuals looking to rid themselves of stubborn or excess fat. Often, lipo is a good option if you’ve tried alternative methods for weight loss and fat reduction with little improvement or you just wish to give yourself the extra push to reach your body goals.
During your consultation, we can determine whether liposuction would give you the results you desire. If so, we’ll create your surgical plan and provide additional recommendations to help get you the most beneficial outcome.
Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation Today
Modern Surgical Arts of Denver in Denver, CO, is here to guide you as you work toward body transformation. If you’re keen to explore how liposuction can aid with fat reduction and enhance your body contours, we’re ready to assist. We are equipped to create a plan, whether you’re interested in neck liposuction, arm liposuction, stomach liposuction, or a combination of these.
Contact us to schedule your consultation and let’s start getting you closer to achieving your aesthetic goals.