Nouvelle Confidence | The Center for Cosmetic Laser & Rejuvenation

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Liposuction surgery to eliminate double chin, slim hips and thighs, flatten abdomen or shape calves and ankles.

In today's world, looking and feeling good mean having a fit, well-proportioned body. However, for many people, this may seem like an unreachable goal. Sometimes even a strict diet or a disciplined exercise program can't conquer stubborn areas of excess fat. For those who seek a smoother or better-proportioned body contour, liposuction may be the answer.

Tumescent Liposuction

Liposuction, also called lipoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes deposits of excess fat from specific areas of the body, face or neck. Liposuction can be used to slim the hips and thighs, flatten the abdomen, shape the calves and ankles or eliminate a double chin.

You'll find basic information about liposuction in this brochure. However, the best way to get complete answers to specific questions that relate to your individual needs is to have a personal consultation with a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

 

Is liposuction right for me?

Liposuction is most commonly recommended for men and women of normal weight who simply want to improve their body contour. The procedure can produce excellent results for people who have deposits of excess fat that make certain body areas appear disproportionately large. Although liposuction is no-t a treatment for obesity, it can permanently alter body proportion and is sometimes the only way to eliminate fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise.

 

People of almost any age may undergo liposuction; however, patients with good skin elasticity will achieve the smoothest contour after fat is removed. You may be a good candidate for liposuction if you desire fat removal or contouring in any of the following areas:

  • cheeks, chin and neck
  • upper arms
  • breast or chest area
  • back
  • abdomen and waist
  • hips and buttocks
  • thighs
  • inner knee
  • calves and ankles

 

It's important to be clear about a few "cans and can'ts" related to liposuction.

Liposuction can ...

  • be performed on several areas of the body at the same time or be done in conjunction with other cosmetic surgery procedures, as long as you understand that there is increased risk and your surgeon feels that having multiple procedures is a safe option for you.
  • be used to treat some cases of gynecomastia, or male breast enlargement, which occurs in both teenagers and adult men.

 

Liposuction can't...

  • serve as a substitute for dieting and exercise
  • effectively treat cellulite (a condition that gives the skin a dimpled appearance).

Liposuction can slim the hips and thighs and provide a more shapely contour for the inner knee, calves and ankles.

Liposuction can flatten the abdomen, remove fat from the under-arms, eliminate a double chin and contour the face or neck.

Also, certain medical conditions may complicate liposuction. They include: diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease and previous surgery near the area to be contoured. It's important to let your plastic surgeon know if you have any of these medical conditions or if you have had surgery in the past.

 

What should I expect from the consultation?

A personal consultation is the first step for every patient considering liposuction. During this meeting, your surgeon will assess your physical and emotional health and discuss your cosmetic goals for this procedure.

"Love handles" and a large abdomen, typical problems for men, respond well to liposuction. Liposuction can also be used to treat gynecomastia

After liposuction, you will see a noticeable difference. After swelling and fluid retention have subsided, your results will be even more apparent.

You should arrive at the consultation ready to provide complete information about:

  • previous surgical procedures
  • past and present medical conditions
  • medications you are taking, including herbal remedies or nutritional supplements

 

Depending on the parts of your body that you would like to be treated with liposuction, you may be asked to undress. Your surgeon will fully assess the extent of correction needed. You'll also be asked to point out the exact areas where you would like to see improvement. Your surgeon will check the elasticity of your skin and may feel certain areas to assess the thickness of the underlying layer of fat. Your surgeon will also check your blood pressure and weight, and ask you if you are planning to lose or gain weight in the future.

 

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