Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for men and women who want to reduce unwanted fat. When the procedure was first introduced, it was used to simply remove all fat from the treatment area. As people came to expect more from their plastic surgery procedures, liposuction techniques evolved, and today the treatment is used in some surprising ways.
How is Fat Removed with Liposuction?
Although several technologies have been developed to be used during liposuction procedures, the overall goal remains the same. Fat is dislodged from the subcutaneous layer of the skin and suctioned out through a small tube. Some liposuction procedures use a special solution to loosen the fat and assist with the removal. Newer technologies use various types of energy, such as lasers, to melt the fat prior to being suctioned out of the body. The fat cells are destroyed during the procedure.
Fat Sculpting: A New Approach to Liposuction
Have you always wanted six-pack abs? Would you like your thighs to be a bit more contoured? By using newer liposuction techniques, plastic surgeons can not only remove fat, but carefully sculpt the fat that remains in the skin. Known as lipo sculpting, the technique has been used to enhance the results of tummy tucks, thigh lifts and many other procedures.
Can Anyone Have Liposuction?
Two factors must be considered for liposuction treatments. First, the procedure is not intended to be used for weight loss. Patients should be near their ideal weight before having liposuction. If you have recently lost a large amount of weight and wat to eliminate the last bit of stubborn fat, we recommend that you wait for at least one year to ensure that your weight is stabilized. A person should also have an adequate amount of fat to remove with liposuction, especially if lipo sculpting is part of your goal.
Learn More About New Liposuction Techniques. Contact UMass Memorial Cosmetic Surgery Center.
Liposuction techniques have evolved along
with patient expectations for cosmetic procedures that maintain a natural, toned appearance. To learn more about liposuction, buttock lifts, lip augmentation and the other services we offer at UMass Memorial Cosmetic Surgery Center, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our six board-certified plastic surgeons specialize in anti-aging, body contouring, cosmetic facial surgery and reconstructive surgery. We have offices in Worchester and South Dennis, and you can contact our office at (508) 334-5990.