From Dr. William Palin
|Patients with stubborn fat pockets may find liposuction helpful|
|Liposuction patients also may want to treat fat pockets on their back and waist|
|The surgeon inserts a cannula through small incisions in the skin. At the other end of the tube is a vacuum-pressure unit that suctions off the fat.|
|A snug compression garment worn after surgery helps reduce swelling.|
|Improvement will become apparent after about six weeks, when most of the swelling has subsided.|
Liposuction is one of the signature procedures for which cosmetic surgeons are known. This procedure allows patients to sculpt their bodies by removing stubborn deposits of fat. The basics of the procedure involve a vacuum device being inserted underneath the skin and used to literally suck the fat cells away from the body.
There are advanced procedures, as well, including ultrasound assisted lipoplasty and the tumescent technique. For some patients, these procedures offer better results and allow Dr. Palin to engage in very targeted liposuction, specifically addressing problem areas and, in some cases, minimizing recovery times.
Depending upon the type of procedure you require, the logistics of getting the work done may involve more or less time for the operation. The procedure also requires that you be monitored very closely after it is done to prevent any problems, such as shock from the loss of fluid. Fluid is replaced in your body as it is extracted during the liposuction procedure, but Dr. Palin will still have to monitor you closely to make certain that everything goes as planned.
Areas of the Body
Liposuction can be performed on many different areas of the body, including areas around the face, the abdomen, the thighs, the buttocks and more. It can help to create the look you want, but there are some important things to keep in mind about liposuction and your health.
Liposuction does not provide a way to get in shape without dieting or exercise. The best candidates for liposuction are people who are in good physical condition and who have a few deposits of fat that will not go, no matter how hard they work out or how dedicated they are about dieting. For such patients, liposuction can finally remove those stubborn pockets of fat and give them exactly the body they want.