What are the benefits of Liposuction?
When it comes to popular forms of cosmetic surgery, liposuction is definitely near the top of the list. The process involves removing excess body fat from under the skin so that the patient can enjoy a body that is tighter and more toned than before. For many people, liposuction can transform their shape and help them look healthier and younger than before.
There are various reasons why patients choose liposuction, but it is most commonly requested by individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight and but still have stubborn areas of fat on their body that don’t change despite their efforts in dieting and exercising. Liposuction is also often sought after pregnancy to help women regain their pre-baby body.
In the past, liposuction had to be performed under general anesthetic, but today, an increasing number of patients are able to have their liposuction performed using a combination of sedation and regular anesthetic medications. The process involves inserting a cannular attached to a long tube under the skin. Initially this pumps in salt water to help break up the deposits of fat, which are then sucked out when the tube attached to the cannula is connected to a vacuum. The small incisions means that liposuction is minimally invasive, and while you will need to wear compression garments and be a little sore for a few days, the recovery time from the procedure is generally swift.
Benefits of Liposuction
Countless men and women turn to liposuction each year because of the benefits it can bring to their body transformation. Here is what you need to know about the benefits of liposuction.
Say goodbye to the most stubborn areas of fat on your body
One of the most frustrating things about body fat is that it can be incredibly obstinate. Most patients who choose liposuction do so because they have stubborn areas of fat that just won’t shift or tone up regardless of how much they diet and exercise. However, when you opt for liposuction, these fat cells will be sucked out of your body forever, enabling you to achieve the smooth, toned shape that you have been coveting.
Liposuction works on excessive breast tissue for men
While many cosmetic surgery procedures are thought of as being primarily for women, liposuction is gaining popularity amongst men, and particularly those suffering from a condition known as gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is the name given to excess breast tissue in males. This can occur for a variety of reasons including side effects from medication, weight gain and fluctuations in hormone levels. Fortunately, liposuction is one of the fastest and most effective ways to treat the condition and restore men with chest that is flatter and more masculine in appearance.
Liposuction can target almost all areas of the body
There are some parts of our bodies that seem to hold on to fat more easily than others, in particular the abdomen, hips, buttocks and thighs. However, liposuction can be successfully used on a wide range of areas including the upper arms and even the chin. This means that it is possible for patients to transform virtually any aspect of their shape through a liposuction procedure.
Liposuction can be used to remove lipomas
A lipoma is a type of fatty bulge under your skin that occurs when a lump of fat starts to grow in the soft tissue of your body. They are fairly common with around 1 in 1000 people experiencing one at some point during their lifetime, and they are normally found in the upper body, arms or thighs. Technically they are classified as tumors, but they are nearly always completely harmless. Nevertheless, some patients with them are self-conscious about the way that they look beneath their skin. Fortunately, liposuction can remove lipomas from your body and enable your skin to seem smoother and more toned, and even better, once removed it is highly unlikely that your lipoma will return.
Liposuction is a highly successful, transformative cosmetic surgery. If you would like to find out more about the benefits of liposuction, or if you would like to book in for your confidential consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact our professional and experienced team.