Often, localized fat deposits may develop in various areas of the body. Generally, liposuction is used to treat these areas that are difficult to improve with diet and exercise, such as the abdomen, hips, and thighs. Liposuction works by removing excess fat tissue, which reshapes body contours and creates a slimmer appearance. Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or liposculpture, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed.
Tumescent liposuction results are permanent. If you gain weight after liposuction, it expands the fat cells that remain in your body. Tumescent liposuction permanently removes fat cells and body contour is improved.
What areas can be treated with body contouring treatments?
Liposuction treatments using tumescent can be used to treat various problem areas on the body. Liposuction treatments can effectively remove fat and contour the following areas:
* Love handles * Hips * Thighs- inner thighs, outer thighs, saddle bags, anterior thighs * Abdomen * Back * Knees * Neck and jowls * Arms * Gynecomastia (male breast reduction)
Women frequently desire better contour for their abdomen, love handles, outer and inner thighs, hips, back, knees, and neck/ chin region.
Men request contouring of their flanks, love handles, chest, abdomen, and neck line.
Dr. Zormeier often uses laser assisted lipolysis technology frequently in combination with her tumescent liposuction procedures. This is a minimally invasive technology that liquefies the fat for easier removal. It is a laser based procedure that breaks up and removes fat cells and directly contracts collagen and tightens skin.
What is tumescent Liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction is the most advanced technique of permanently removing excess fat deposits in areas resistant to diet and exercise. Tumescent Liposuction is the fluid used to fill the fatty areas to be removed with large volumes of a special solution. This solution, which is composed of saline solution, lidocaine, and epinephrine diffuses throughout the treatment area providing numbness and minimizing blood loss while facilitating fat removal. Advantages of tumescent include improved safety, comfort, and control of bleeding.
Recovery time from liposuction is relatively minimal. Within less than a week, most patients are able to return to work. Compression garments are worn for six weeks post operatively. While recovery time from liposuction differs from patient to patient, most patients can return to work in a few days and resume normal activities within 1-2 weeks. However, it can take up to six month to realize the final result.
Is Liposuction right for you?
Anyone who is in good overall health, with fatty areas on the body that are resistant to diet and exercise, is a good candidate for liposuction. Patients should be relatively fit, have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone and be within 30% of their ideal body weight.
Our body contouring liposuction are performed for women and men. Liposuction treatments are not to be used as a form of weight loss, but as a procedure to treat areas of the body that have been resistant to diet and exercise. The liposuction procedure is done on an outpatient basis.