The Many Benefits of Liposuction
- Posted on: Apr 15 2017
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that is among the most popular for both men and women. While the procedure isn’t meant to promote weight loss or remove cellulite, it is an effective way to reshape areas of the body that don’t respond well to diet and exercise. As the term suggests, liposuction is done by using suction. The doctor inserts small, thin tubes (cannulas) through small incisions in your skin, and then suctions out the liquefied fat through the tubes. There are many effective non-surgical options available today, but liposuction treatment continues to lead the way in popularity for some reasons.
You’re Not Limited to One Area
Liposuction allows your surgeon to work on multiple areas instead of just one area at a time. What’s more, because he or she has greater ease of movement with liposuction, he or she can focus on a larger area or more areas all at once than non-surgical procedures. For example, your doctor can remove fat from your thighs followed by suctioning fat from your abdomen.
No Follow-up Procedures Required
Liposuction takes about three hours depending on the area(s) that are treated, but unlike other methods that take less time, once a liposuction procedure is complete you don’t need follow-up treatments to remove fat from those treated areas again. That being said, you may choose to have liposuction again to treat other areas of the body.
Liposuction Can Treat Certain Medical Conditions
In addition to body contouring, liposuction can benefit individuals who have:
- Difficulty metabolizing bod fat (lipodystrophy)
- Benign, fatty tumors
- Abnormal breast enlargement in men (gynecomastia)
- Extreme sweating in the armpit area
Results Are Almost Immediate
Besides some swelling, which lasts for a few weeks, you will see an improvement in your appearance in as little as 24 hours, which is must quicker than if you were to undergo a non-surgical procedure.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about liposuction surgery, contact our Palo Alto, CA office today at 650.321.7100. Our practice, Elite Transformations, is located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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