Fat can be stubborn, much like a two-year-old throwing a tantrum in the middle of the cereal aisle in the grocery store. No matter what you do to get rid it — whether exercise or changes in diet — it just keeps keeping on, oblivious to all of your efforts.
And everyone has at least a couple pockets of fat that don’t respond to anything you do. They could be on the outer thighs, the lower abdomen, under the chin, or maybe on the backside. There’s really no way to get rid of it, either, kind of like those houseguests whose idea of a short visit doesn’t exactly mesh with yours!
But that doesn’t mean you have to put up with the fat. Dr. Malamet can remove it with liposuction.
Where can liposuction be used?
The key here is localized fat deposits. You can’t have liposuction all over. It’s not a weight loss procedure; it’s a body-contouring procedure. In fact, removing too much fat during a liposuction procedure can be dangerous. Dr. Malamet wants his liposuction patients to be within 10% of their ideal body weight before performing liposuction.
Liposuction can be performed on:
- Behind the knees
Dr. Malamet uses the tumescent method with his liposuction procedures. Target areas are first injected with a saline solution that also contains lidocaine and epinephrine. The first is an anesthetic; the second is adrenaline, which constricts the blood vessels to minimize bleeding and bruising. Dr. Malamet then makes a small incision in the target area and inserts a small cannula to suction out the fat and much of the liquid.
The fat removed from an area is gone permanently. While it is possible to form new pockets of fat, if you maintain a healthy weight you should continue to enjoy the benefits of your liposuction for the rest of your life.
Stubborn fat has met its match with modern liposuction. Call Dr. Malamet at 818-380-3130 and set up a consultation for liposuction.