Cosmetic surgery is evolving day by day. There is a continuous emergence of new procedures that aim
to put your body back into shape. More and more people are now using these procedures to look good.
Amongst the many medical procedures used, is liposuction. It is a procedure that seeks to remove
surplus fat from specific areas of the body thus giving it a sculpted look. The areas include, hips,
buttocks, thighs, upper arms, chin, cheeks, neck and also the abdomen. Liposuction is also known by
its other names like suction lipectomy or lipoplasty. The methodology of liposuction has undergone
numerous refinements over the years. Today, there are numerous techniques such as the tumescent
technique, the super-wet technique, and the ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty that are geared towards
providing patients with better results and which also promise quicker recovery.
Before going for liposuction you must first evaluate your expectations. Liposuction goes a long way
in enhancing a person appearance and self-confidence. But, it does not change an individualís
appearance. You must also be a good candidate for liposuction. If you have normal-weight and possess
a firm and elastic skin, with a few areas of excess fat in the body, then you are an ideal candidate
for liposuction. Moreover, it is of paramount importance that you must be physically and
psychologically healthy, if you want to undergo this treatment. People who have diabetes, poor blood
circulations and various other major ailments must not go in for liposuction.
When you first consult your surgeon, he will examine and evaluate your health. The expert will then
identify the pockets of fat deposits in your body and also assess your skin condition. It is
necessary that you are frank with the doctor in terms of your expectations regarding this procedure
and in turn your surgeon must clarify the associated risks and limitations of the procedure. The
amount of options and techniques, which are a part of liposuction are indeed overwhelming. You must
select the best possible option and your plastic surgeon can help you in this regard. You must
select a liposuction specialist who has a proven track record of conducting successful surgeries; he
must also be skillful and knowledgeable. Patients are advised to pick a doctor who has a
certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
If and when a person decides to go for liposuction, there are whole lists of instructions that must
be followed. The patient is given guidelines as to eating habits, drinking, smoking and various
other things. In case the patient develops a skin infection, cold or any other type of infection,
the surgery might just be postponed. There is a lot of variation with regard to the time required to
perform the surgery. It depends on factors like technique used, type of anesthesia given, size of
the area and quantity of fat that has to be removed from the designated areas.
Summary: This article is about the cosmetic surgical procedure-liposuction. It gives information
about this surgery, preoperative care and the kind of doctors that you must meet with. In the end,
the article comes with a rider that, your first choice must always be the natural methods of losing
weight. It must be said that liposuction is no substitute for natural procedures like dieting and
exercise. It must only be used to remove those areas of fat in the body that are stubborn and cannot
be removed by the traditional methods of weight-loss.
Donna McClinton is Senior Patient Advisor at Cosmetic Surgery Consultants one
of the UK's leading cosmetic surgery groups. For more information on cosmetic
and plastic surgery advice visit - http://www.cosmeticsurgeryconsultants.co.uk
- Name: Donna McClinton
- Date: 11/29/06 at 01:29
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