Liposuction – Beat Body Fat
Liposuction is one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic surgery. The operation removes fat from the body, and is most commonly performed on areas such as the abdomen, buttocks, hips and thighs. If you are considering liposuction then it important to discuss with your surgeon the areas and amount of fat you want removed, and the potential risks.
Liposuction erases hard to shift fat from the body via a hollow tube known as a cannula, and a suction device called an aspirator. The fat is injected with a solution that contains local aesthetic and a vasoconstrictor, which shrinks the blood vessels and creates enough space between the muscle and fatty tissue to insert the cannula. The fat is then removed via suction from the aspirator.
Patients that undergo liposuction do so because they have areas of fat that they are unable to shift through diet or exercise. Ideally the patient should be no more than two or three stone overweight, and have young healthy skin able to retract back following the operation. Elderly patient or patients undergoing a large amount of fat removal are less likely to see satisfactory results as the skin will not stretch back properly, and the contours will not be ideal. However it is possible in this case to have some of the skin removed to solve the problem.
It is quite usual to have several areas of fat treated with liposuction during one procedure; however the amount of fat removal should be limited for your safety.
Other areas such as the arms, calves, breast, knees and chin can be treated with liposuction, although less effectively. There is however another procedure called Vaser Lipo Liposelection that has been specifically designed for such areas and is a much simpler procedure.
At botonics we are highly experienced in liposuction procedures, and we make your safety and satisfaction our priority.