Liposuction Plastic Surgery
It can be a frustrating process to try to remove excess fat deposits that accumulate on the flanks, thighs, abdomen, and other body areas with diet and exercise alone. At times, these measures are just not enough to eliminate these stubborn fatty pockets.
Many people experiencing difficulty in removing excess fat for more desirable contours turn to liposuction, which remains one of the most sought after plastic surgery techniques for the past three decades.
This procedure is safe and proven and has enabled millions of patients to enhance their body shape by precisely targeting and removing isolated pockets of fat.
Liposuction is often performed in combination with other cosmetic surgery procedures such as “tummy tuck” surgery (abdominoplasty) and breast enhancement. It is potentially an effective solution for any individual seeking refinement and rejuvenation of their contours.
Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center (MBody), led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin provides liposuction body sculpting to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding communities.
Determining the candidacy of a patient for liposuction surgery is a vital first step. A qualified surgeon will approve the procedure for patients who are in good health, within 25 pounds of their optimal body weight and have fatty pockets that are resistant to diet and exercise.
Males and females over 18 years of age who meet the necessary medical qualifications may be ideal candidates for liposuction surgery.
Traditional liposuction involves the use of a narrow tube (cannula) which is connected to a powerful suction pump. The surgeon will insert the cannula through a tiny incision and dislodge the fat by moving the cannula back and forth as well as injecting fluid into the site.
This liposuction plastic surgery technique involves some risks, but it is very effective in fat removal and remains one of the popular forms of liposuction.
Tumescent liposuction is similar to traditional liposuction. However, experts hail its innovative medication use and reduced risks for complications. In this procedure, the surgeon injects a special solution (a mixture of lidocaine, epinephrine, and salt solution) into the fat layer. The quantity of fluid is measured at three times that of the fat being eliminated.
The solution causes the fat cells to swell, which makes it easier to isolate and eliminate these cells. In addition, it constricts the blood vessels as it contains local anesthesia. This helps ease discomfort without the risks related to general anesthesia.
The minimal risks associated with tumescent liposuction plastic surgery pertain to the amount of solution injected and the quantity of lidocaine that it contains.
Ultrasonic or Laser Liposuction
These advanced liposuction techniques involve the use a specialized cannula that delivers ultrasonic sound waves or laser beams into the fat pockets to liquefy the fat cells enabling easier removal.
The use of ultrasound or laser technology allows the surgeon to remove more substantial and denser fat deposits as well as tighten the surrounding skin.
The complete outcomes of liposuction will be apparent several months after the surgery. Liposuction is meant to enhance the body shape and is not a weight-loss procedure. It can effectively treat small deposits of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise.
The full results of liposuction should be noticeable after six months. After recovering, patients enjoy a sleeker body shape, more defined muscle tone, reduce cellulite, and a youthful appearance.
The outcomes are certainly not the same for everyone. However, most patients experience a significant boost in their confidence after liposuction surgery.
Plastic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for liposuction body contouring.
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