Liposuction – Dr. Sarah Hagarty – Contact us today
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that utilizes a suctioning technique to remove fat from certain areas of the body. Specifically, the hips, buttocks, abdomen, thighs, neck or arms. Also, liposuction is effective for reshaping and improving the contours of these specific areas.
Liposuction is not a general weight-loss application or alternative to diet and exercise. If you are overweight, you’re more likely to shed pounds through consistent exercise and healthy eating.
A good candidate for liposuction typically has excess body fat in certain spots but remains at a stable weight otherwise.
Liposuction can remove excess fat from bodily areas that are resistant to consistent diet and exercising such as the:
- Neck and chin.
- Upper arms.
- Ankles and calves.
- Back and chest.
- Thighs and hips.
Additionally, this can for some patients be effective for breast reduction or treating gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts.)
As the body gains weight, its fat cells increase in volume and size. Liposuction decreases the amount of fat cells in a particular body area. The amount of fat cells liposuction removes depends upon the volume of fat. The resulting changes in contour are very long-lasting as long as your body weight stays consistent.
Following this procedure, the skin adapts to the new shape of the treated body areas. If you have healthy skin elasticity and tone, it is likely to look smooth. If your skin has lost elasticity, however, it might appear loose on the treated areas.
Lipo doesn’t treat cellulite dimples or other types of irregularities of the skin. Likewise, getting liposuction will not eliminate stretch marks.
To be a good candidate for this procedure, you’ll need to be in good general health. If you have poor blood circulation or coronary artery disease, you may not be a good candidate for liposuction.