Why Choose Liposuction?
Liposuction is designed to improve your physical appearance and is generally recommended only if lifestyle changes – such as improved diet, more exercise, and better sleep – have not produced desired weight loss.
When a person gains weight, fat cells increase in both volume and size. Liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in a targeted area. Some of the most commonly targeted areas for liposuction include:
- Arms (typically the upper arm area)
- “Love Handles”
- Knees (typically the inner knee area)
Generally, liposuction is most effective in patients with good skin elasticity and tone, which helps the skin mold into new contours.
Although liposuction is typically done for cosmetic reasons, it can also be useful to treat certain medical conditions including:
- Lipomas (benign fat tumors)
- Lymphedema (chronic build-up of excess fluid, typically in the arms or legs)
- Lypodystrophy (a syndrome in which fat accumulates in one area of the body and is lost in another)
- Gynecomastia (a build-up of fat under a man’s breast area)
- Extreme weight loss after morbid obesity (typically for patients who have lost 40% or more of their BMI)
Types of Liposuction and Non-Surgical Options
There are a variety of liposuction techniques.
Some of the most common include:
- Power Assisted Liposuction
- Laser Assisted Liposuction
- Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction
- Tumescent Liposuction
If you would prefer a fat reduction method that does not involve surgery, some options include:
- Radiofrequency Body Sculpting
Liposuction is the most aggressive of the fat reduction methods and typically requires more downtime than non-surgical options. However, liposuction generally offers results that are more dramatic and longer-lasting than other procedures.