The liposuction procedure according to Dr Sam Gershenbaum, also referred to as lipoplasty is a body-sculpting procedure that removes fat which is unresponsive to exercise and dieting. This surgery can be applied to virtually any area of a person's body and is commonly used on more than one area during an operation. A liposuction procedure always results in a slimmer and more proportionated figure.
The use of liposuction effectively reduces double-chins, saddlebags, love handles, and bulges around one's waistline. It is also effective in removing fat from any other unsightly fatty deposits in order to develop a better overall shape and create an overall more beautiful body.
Common reasons for considering liposuction procedures include the elimination of fat from many areas of the body and to create a more proportioned figure. Some of the more commonly areas that are operated on include the chin and neckline, the upper arms, the stomach and waistline, the back, the hips and buttocks, the thighs and knees, and the calves and ankles.
Liposuction surgery should never be thought of as a replacement for proper diet and exercise. Instead a potential patient should think of it as a reduction procedure for areas of the body which are stubborn wherein fat has accumulated. When used in combination with several areas of the body, liposuction is capable of providing a well proportioned appearance of one's body. An ideal candidate for liposuction would be someone who is already in good physical condition but has a few stubborn areas on his or her body that don't respond to exercise and diet.
A liposuction procedure can be done under general anesthesia with the patient sleeping or under a local anesthesia where the area is numbed while the patient remains awake. The plastic surgeons inserts the cannula, or narrow tube, through a tiny incision.
The cannula then is used to vacuum out the fatty tissue that is underneath the skin. The plastic surgeon determines the amount of fat that is removed by massaging the patient's skin and squeezing the tissues. After the excess fat is eliminated, the incisions are shut with the application of a compression bandage or dressing to the area which was treated. This is done in order to prevent bleeding, which reducing swelling and supporting the affected area.
There is more than one liposuction procedure available. This includes ultrasound liposuction and tumescent. These have been developed as a result of advancements in new technologies. With the help of the plastic surgeon, the patient can decide which methods are most appropriate for their case during the consultation visit.
Lipoplasty surgery can last from only thirty minutes up to several hours. This will rely completely on the amount of fat being removed and from where. Liposuction is an excellent procedure that is capable of benefiting those who want to remove unattractive fatty deposits.
Liposuction recovery is now much faster than previously. The length of recovery will obviously depend on how extensive of an operation the patient has undergone. In general, post-operative instructions will call for plenty of rest with limited movement.
A support garment may be worn for several weeks after the procedure depending on the area which was operated upon. There is relatively minor pain associated with liposuction procedures, but oral medication may be prescribed when necessary. The plastic surgeon like Dr Geoffrey Keyes will generally provide instructions to be followed in order to minimize the chance of potential risks.