Benefits Of Liposuction

Good Essays
Liposuction removes fat from undesired areas and other deposits on the body. It was originally practiced in France and has been an accepted procedure in the United States since the early 1980s. The term liposuction is used interchangeably for both lipoplasty and suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL). Some recent marketing terms include liposculpture and liposelection. The body can be sculpted to a more desirable contour by removing undesirable fat, most commonly from the hips, buttocks, knees, abdomen, thighs, back, upper arms, chin, or neck. Some fat may be redistributed, injected, or otherwise modified to augment other areas – lipofilling or fat grafting.
Liposuction was originally developed for individuals with young, tight skin who had disproportionate,
…show more content…
A young person with small, localized fat deposits and taut skin can hope for a near-perfect result. Someone with loose, dimpled skin and larger amounts of fat can expect a change in contour, but the skin will remain loose and dimpled. An excess of loose skin or poor-quality, in-elastic skin may be seen after massive weight loss, several pregnancies or multiple-birth pregnancies, or significant sun damage. In these cases, an excision of skin instead of or in conjunction with liposuction may be necessary. These techniques are discussed in other chapters. Liposuction is recommended only for patients committed to a healthy lifestyle, including a nutritious diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes, after surgery. There is a misconception that liposuction leads to weight gain elsewhere. This is a fallacy. However, liposuction does remove entire fat cells so if weight is gained which causes existing fat cells to enlarge, other areas will become thicker…show more content…
In an ideal scenario, this situation will be determined before the first procedure so that a patient avoids frustration and disappointment. However, in certain patients, the surgeon may determine during the liposuction procedure that it is no longer safe to remove more fat or that doing so will not achieve the patient’s desired appearance. These patients have the option of undergoing another (repeat) liposuction after an appropriate recovery time of several months or undergoing an excisional procedure. This is certainly wiser than putting the patient in harm’s way to try to meet expectations. Repeat liposuctions are more difficult to perform because of scar tissue and due to limits on the ability of the skin to tighten, repeat operations tend to suffer from more intense and prolonged swelling after surgery as well skin laxity or
Get Access