What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can contour the body by removing unwanted fat cells from one or more areas. Stubborn fat cells exist just below the skin’s surface, preventing visible muscle definition or causing patients to feel self-conscious about their appearance.
This procedure uses advanced technology to create new and improved body contours by gently yet effectively removing stubborn fat cells directly from the body; and once they’re gone, they cannot grow back.
What Are the Benefits?
Many people spend weeks, months, and even years trying to eat healthily and exercise to lose stubborn fat, to no avail. Stubborn fat cells are often resistant to diet and exercise, and despite one’s best efforts, they don’t and won’t shrink. Liposuction has many benefits aside from the fact that it removes these fat cells from the body. These benefits include the following:
- Treatment plans are customizable
- It can be combined with other treatments for enhanced results
- There is minimal downtime
- Results are intended to be permanent
- The procedure can contour the body and promote patient confidence
- It can significantly reduce and even eliminate the appearance of cellulite
What Does It Treat?
This procedure can eliminate unwanted fat from virtually anywhere on the body. Some of the most common treatment areas include the buttocks, legs, arms, abdomen, submental fullness beneath the chin, and chest. We design treatment plans for each patient’s needs and can use liposuction to treat one or several areas.
At our Advanced Aesthetic locations, we also use this body contouring treatment for men suffering from gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a condition in which men have excess fat and tissue in the chest, covering the pectoral muscles and even creating the appearance of male breasts. While many factors contribute to this condition, diet and exercise often cannot help men lose that fatty tissue, which is why liposuction is such an effective treatment option for gynecomastia.
Patients suffering from gynecomastia can schedule an initial consultation at our office to learn more about this procedure and determine whether they are good candidates. Then we can customize a surgical treatment plan accordingly.
How Does It Work?
Our body contouring procedures utilize 360 lipo techniques to help patients achieve the best treatment results. 360 lipo targets multiple body areas to ensure the best treatment outcome. This treatment method ensures that patients look proportional and achieve the most comprehensive results after the procedure.
For example, instead of simply eliminating stubborn fat cells from the front of the abdominal region, we perform 360 lipo to address the entire circumference of the body, targeting the sides and lower back for comprehensive results.
What To Expect From the Treatment
During a typical procedure, you will first receive the appropriate numbing solution to ensure your comfort. Then, we will use the right techniques to address your specific areas of concern. Treatment times vary based on the size and number of areas we treat during the procedure.
You’ll get more information about the length of your procedure at your initial consultation. You’ll need someone to drive you to and from your procedure and then should plan on resting immediately following.
Is There Downtime?
After the procedure, you will need to plan around a minimal amount of downtime. Patients will be provided with a compression garment to promote healing and reduce fluid retention. Most patients can resume normal activities and return to work within a few days. However, you may need to avoid more strenuous activities, like exercise, for a week or longer.
When Will I Notice the Results?
You may notice some initial results within a few weeks of the procedure. As the body heals, swelling subsides, and fluid drains, you’ll notice improved body contours and the benefits of significantly reduced fat volume in your target treatment area. At your initial consultation, we’ll give you more details about what type of results you can expect from your unique procedure and when you can expect them.
How Long Will My Results Last?
The results of liposuction are intended to be permanent. When the device removes fat cells directly from the body, they will be permanently gone. Each patient is predisposed to a specific number of fat cells by adolescence. When any fat cells are removed, the body will not regrow fat cells to replace them.
However, any remaining fat cells can expand, which will occur with enough overeating. If those remaining fat cells do expand, it may negatively impact your results.
Maintaining Your Results
There are ways that you can maintain permanent results after your procedure is over. Avoiding weight gain, committing to regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, and adhering to a healthy lifestyle will ensure you can enjoy the results of this body contouring procedure long-term.
Enhancing Your Results
There are ways to enhance your liposuction results by pairing your procedure with Morpheus8 treatments. On its own, this body contouring procedure will not tighten loose skin; however, Morpheus8 uses 40 gold-coated microneedles and adjustable radiofrequency energy to naturally tighten the skin by stimulating collagen and elastin production.
If you want to learn more about Morpheus8 and how it can enhance your treatment results, we can discuss more details at your initial consultation.
Contour Your Body
If you’re looking for a quick, effective, and minimally invasive way to contour your body by finally eliminating that stubborn fat that’s been standing in the way of you reaching your goals for any length of time, you may be a good candidate for a liposuction treatment plan. Our goal is to contour and sculpt your body, uncover muscle definition, and help you look and feel your best.