Even with diet and exercise, there are often areas of the body that continue to have fatty deposits. Often after weight loss these areas become even more bothersome, especially if the remainder of the body is lean and toned. Liposuction can target the unsightly bulges and stubborn fatty deposits that no amount of diet and exercise can overcome. Liposuction can help you finally get the better-looking, leaner, and shapelier body you desire.
Benefits of Liposuction and Where It Can Be Performed
Liposuction is an effective, flexible, and safe treatment for the removal of fat deposits. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, but it can significantly reduce localized fat deposits to improve your overall body contour. It can be used on nearly every area of the body, including:
- Flanks (Love Handles)
- Upper Arms
- Upper and Lower Back
The results of liposuction can be long-lasting. Weight gain can still make your fat deposits grow, but they will be less likely to grow to their former size or shape.
The Liposuction Procedure
By having the ability to address each individual area as needed, Dr. Webb can address your specific needs in achieving a balanced, contoured body. When you meet with our surgeon we will comprehensively evaluate your current body type, discuss your health and exercise habits, and provide you a plan to reach your goals. Additional factors which are considered include skin elasticity, amount of excess skin (if any), and overall amount of tissue needed to be removed.
During the procedure, the area to be treated is first injected with a solution that loosens the fat and numbs the area. Then several small incisions are used to insert a hollow needle, known as a cannula, into the fat deposit. The loosened fat is drawn through the cannula with suction. Oral or intravenous sedation can be used to help the patient remain relaxed during the procedure. However, with removal of larger volumes of fat, we prefer to perform the procedure at an accredited surgery center.
To learn more about liposuction or other body contouring procedures, please schedule a consultation with Webb Aesthetic Plastic Surgery today.