Liposuction is touted as a complete body sculpting solution. By strategically removing stubborn fat from the body, liposuction can substantially enhance the figure to help patients achieve their cosmetic goals. Liposuction is not considered weight-loss surgery. Your weight is unlikely to change significantly after liposuction. The most common treatment area is the stomach, but as we all know, that’s not the only area of the body where stubborn fat can be found. Below, we’ll explore the many different areas that can be treated with liposuction.
Liposuction Treatment Areas
Thanks to modern liposuction techniques, the treatment has become more versatile than ever. Today, liposuction is a suitable treatment for many areas of the body, both large and small. Possible treatment areas include:
- Hips and buttocks
- Chest and back
- Upper arms
- Chin and neck
- Thighs and knees
As you can see, liposuction can be used nearly anywhere. If you are struggling with stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise, you can likely benefit from the liposuction procedure.
How is Liposuction Performed for Each Treatment Area?
The liposuction treatment will vary depending on the area being treated. At Plastic Surgery Affiliates, we specialize in numerous liposuction techniques. Traditional liposuction is performed with either local, oral, or general anesthesia and begins with making 2 - 3 small incisions in the treatment area. The exact size and location of the incision will vary depending on the treatment area and the extent of treatment performed. Most incisions are smaller than your small finger nail. Through this incision, numbing medicine is injected for pain control and to minimize bleeding. Then, a small metal tube (called a ‘cannula’) connected to a vacuum suction system permanently removes fat cells from the body. This is the usual protocol for large treatment areas.
Renuvion® is a cutting-edge minimally invasive skin tightening treatment that reduces lax skin around the face and body without the need for general anesthesia or a lengthy recovery period. What makes Renuvion® different from surgical skin tightening is the use of advanced plasma and radiofrequency energy that heats the tissues of the treated areas to tighten the skin without excessive cutting or scarring. Instead, Renuvion® provides transformational results over a period 6 - 9 months as the body’s natural production of collagen is stimulated to give the skin its renewed bounce and youthful appearance. Traditional liposuction can provide 5-10% skin contraction, while Renuvion® can provide 60% skin contraction/tightening,
Is Liposuction Right for Me?
As a truly versatile body sculpting treatment, liposuction offers benefits to many different patients. To determine if liposuction is right for you, contact us today to schedule your consultation at Plastic Surgery Affiliates.