You diet, your exercise, you work hard, and yet sometimes you’re left with these problematic pockets of fat. Does that sound like your situation? Well, you should know that you are not alone. Many people face issues related to stubborn pockets of fat that do not go away. Thankfully, but visiting a New Orleans plastic surgery center, you can have these problematic pockets of fat removed through liposuction. It’s one of the most common and safest options around for effective body contouring.
Liposuction is a body sculpting surgery which removes pockets of fat that do not respond to diet or exercise. It is often performed as part of other surgeries that help reshape a person’s figure, and it can be performed on its own as well for spot reduction of fat.
Best Candidates for Liposuction
The best candidates for liposuction are people in generally good health who have some stubborn areas of fat around the body that will not respond to regular exercise or a healthy diet. When you meet with a plastic surgeon serving New Orleans, you will learn about all of the requirements for surgery.
Liposuction is not intended as a weight loss surgery. In fact, patients are often asked to exercise and eat healthy so that they can lose as much fat as possible naturally. This helps assist in the procedure and develops good habits that patients can maintain after the liposuction is performed.
Areas of the Body That Liposuction Can be Used On
Liposuction can be performed on essentially any part of the body. It is often used to sculpt the abdominal area, the thighs, and the buttocks, though it can also be used on the chest or breasts, the neckline, the arms, and even parts of the face.
The Liposuction Procedure
During the liposuction procedure, a small hollow needle called the cannula is inserted into the treatment area. No general anesthesia will be necessary -- only local anesthetic. Once the cannula is inserted, it will then suction out the problematic pockets of fat. The surgeon will carefully direct the end of the cannula to ensure that only fat is removed. That’s all there is to it, really. Patients will be able to return home after the surgery in the majority of cases.
Liposuction and Fat Transfer
One of the many benefits of liposuction is that the extracted fat can be used for fat transfer injections. These injections use a patient’s own fat as a dermal filler, adding volume to the injection site and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. One of the many great fat transfer benefits is that the fat is purified and completely safe for use, and the results last for several months.
Contact Our Practice for Body Contouring Information
As you can see, liposuction can make a positive difference when it comes to resculpting and reshaping your figure. If you would like to learn more about liposuction and how it can benefit you, be sure to contact our New Orleans area plastic surgery center today. Our team looks forward to meeting you in person.