In recent years, liposuction has become one of the most popular elective surgeries performed. In fact, there are over 400,000 liposuction procedures performed every year. However, that does not mean that it is a minor procedure or one that should not be given a great deal of consideration beforehand. Yes, it is a great way to achieve those perfectly sculpted curves, and the large majority of liposuction recipients are extremely pleased, but it is still a procedure that may not be perfect for everyone.
Additionally, the most effective applications of a liposuction procedure are on patients who already have good skin tone and elasticity where the skin molds itself easily to new contours. Recipients of liposuction with older, less supple skin may not have as desirable results.
Liposuction is more than just a medical procedure, but could also be argued as being a sound psychological approach to improving how a person views themselves. It can be used effectively on a number of body regions successfully but is not designed to be a weight loss procedure.
Problem Areas that Benefit from Liposuction
Flanks – For men, the flanks are the region just above the belt line on the sides and back, while for women it is the area just under the bra line on the sides and back. Liposuction will minimize the amount of fat that “accumulates” at the belt or bra line for a smoother tone.
Hips – This type of liposuction is more commonly used on women in order to achieve a more contoured figure – especially after pregnancy when getting back the contours and firmness can be difficult. It is not unusual for this procedure to be combined with a tummy tuck, for additional contouring.
Thighs – This type of liposuction is often done in stages, as using it on the entire thigh at once can result in more extensive bruising and swelling, plus extended recovery time. By focusing on one specific area of the thigh at a time, one gets more desirable results in a shorter amount of time.
Buttocks – This often focuses more on reshaping rather than reduced size. It should be viewed as a precise art form designed to create an aesthetically appealingly form.
Arms – If you work out fairly often, bit cannot seem to get the sleek, toned arms that you seek, then liposuction is a good option for a contoured look.
Breasts – For women, large breast can cause issues such as back pain, neck pain, headaches and an overall dissatisfaction with one’s appearance. It is far less invasive than other forms of breast reduction. For men, liposuction may be used on the breast if they are enlarged due to excess fat, but not if the largeness is due to other health issues.
Face, neck and chin – Liposuction offers a way to achieve a more youthful appearance by tightening up these specific areas. It leaves minimal scarring and can be performed on or below the chin and jaw line to reduce the appearance of sagging skin in the neck, a double chin, or hanging jowls.
Liposuction is a safe procedure when used correctly, and can be a great service for your office to provide. We have a wide range of products design to help you implement this procedure at your health care location an would be happy to help you determine what approach would best work for your office. Give us a call today to learn more about liposuction procedures for your office.