Liposuction is the most common cosmetic procedure performed today. As
with any popular, media-saturated procedure, myths and misconceptions
abound, sometimes causing unnecessary confusion and fear among women
and men trying to decide whether to undergo liposuction.
As a prospective patient, being well-informed, having realistic
expectations and feeling comfortable with your surgeon will enable you
to enter the experience of elective cosmetic surgery with confidence
Good candidate for liposuction
The best candidate for liposuction is a healthy person who is not
overweight, has good skin elasticity but has "bulges" of excess
fullness that refuse to disappear in spite of good diet and exercise.
The most common areas of bulges are the inner and outer thighs, hips,
abdomen, knees, arms, neck and back. In men, the most common area is
the dreaded "love handle" waistline and back.
Being slightly overweight is not a problem, but if you plan to lose 15
pounds, lose it prior to the surgery. If skin in the proposed area(s)
of liposuction is loose, it will subsequently hang. In this case,
although liposuction may not be for you, you might be an excellent
candidate for other body sculpting procedures such as a tummy tuck or
Will the irregularity or "cellulite" appearance
Liposuction is a sculpting
procedure. Your bulges will disappear and contours will improve,
correlating to an improved appearance both in and out of clothes. Once
healing is complete, you (and others) will definitely notice a
significant change in the mirror.
Tumescent liposuction involves the introduction of a special
solution into areas of pre-determined liposuction prior to extracting
fatty tissue. This state-of-the-art technique allows a greater amount
of fat to be extracted with minimal blood loss and reduced bruising
Ultrasonic liposuction is technique involves incorporates a machine that uses ultrasonic
waves that break up fatty tissue before extraction. This technique is
used on patients who have fibrous areas that result from past