Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion.
Treatable areas include:
- Hips and buttocks
- Abdomen and waist
- Upper arms
- Inner knee
- Chest area
- Chin and neck
- Calves and ankles
Liposuction may be an option for you to deal with excess fat deposits located anywhere on your body that don’t respond to diet or exercise. It may be performed either alone or along with other plastic surgery procedures, such as breast enhancement, tummy tuck or face lift.
In general, a good candidate for liposuction is:
- An individual with specific goals in mind for body contouring
- Within 30% of ideal weight with firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone
- Healthy with no life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
- A nonsmoker
Liposuction is NOT a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite nor for loose saggy skin.
Liposuction, like any surgery, has risks such as risks of anesthesia, bruising, fluid accumulation, infection, irregular contours or asymmetries, rippling or loose skin, thermal burns altered sensation, damage to deeper organs, deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications, and need for revisionary surgery.
Improved body contour after liposuction will be apparent when the swelling and fluid retention which commonly occur subside. The results of liposuction will be long lasting, provided you maintain a stable weight and general fitness.
Good results are expected from your procedure but there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and secondary procedures may sometimes be recommended, such as to reduce excess skin.
Dr. Gbulie will fully discuss Liposuction with you and guide you through the decision-making process as well as surgery and recovery.