What areas of the body can be treated with liposuction?
Liposuction is used to treat stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. In some situations, no matter how hard you work, you won’t be able to eliminate fatty spots. This is particularly true as you age since skin loses elasticity and the body has a harder time regulating body fat.
Liposuction can be used to remove pockets of unwanted fat from the hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, and abdomen. If you have stubborn fat in these areas, liposuction may be able to help you improve your appearance.
What is the procedure like?
Liposuction is performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. The procedure can take between 1.5 hours and 4 hours, depending on how much of the body is being treated.
During the procedure, a stainless steel tube is used to suction fat out of the targeted area. Most patients can return home the same day, and although recovery will take a few weeks, in most cases the pain is moderate or mild and can be managed well with pain medication.
The final results will be apparent after about 4-6 months, and if you maintain a healthy weight, the results can be lasting.
Who can benefit from liposuction?
Liposuction works best if you are at a healthy, stable weight. For best results, you should be near your ideal weight—liposuction can help you look slimmer, but it cannot be used as a weight loss tool.
If you are at a stable, healthy weight, liposuction can help those who want to look a little slimmer, younger, and more attractive. If you’ve worked hard to improve your diet and exercise but you feel stuck, liposuction can help you take things to the next level and get the look you deserve.
If you’d like to learn more about liposuction, and other cosmetic procedures that can improve your appearance and increase your confidence, schedule a consultation with Dr. Malamet.