Lipo Body Contouring

Improving Your Trouble Areas

This particular procedure involves removing excess fat from under the skin by suction. A cannula, a hollow instrument, is inserted under the skin, and a high-pressure vacuum removes the fat. Liposuction is for patients who usually have a stable body weight. It is not a weight loss method and not designed to treat obesity.

Liposuction can be performed in various areas on the body including the:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Butt
  • Neck
  • Chin
  • Arms
  • Calves
  • Back

Tumescent Fluids

The tumescent fluid contains a mixture of normal saline, a local anaesthetic such as lidocaine, a drug to help close blood vessels such as epinephrine. It is injected into the fat layers.

Why is tumescent fluid used:

The tumescent fluids is injected before a liposuction procedure, helps to prepare the area about to be treated, pumping up the area between the muscle and the fat cells, so allowing a cannula to be used with greater ease. Also the tumescent fluids help to quicken the recovery following the liposuction.

Liposuction Procedure

The areas needed to be treated are marked on the body while in the standing position. The area is then prepped and draped in the usual fashion. The procedure is done under IV sedation.

Tumescent injections are applied. A probe is inserted through small incisions, and depending on the type of liposuction being performed, some form of fat cell breakdown will occur.

A cannula is used to suction out the distressed and severed fat cells.

The incisions are left open, being very small, and covered with sterile dressings

Liposuction can be done alone, or in conjunction with other treatments such as face lifts or abdominoplasties (tummy tucks). Patient normally walk around and go home on the same day of the procedure, although you will be unable to drive due to the IV sedation drugs used.

Benefits of Liposuction

One of the most obvious benefits to liposuction is an improvement in self-esteem, as with most cosmetic surgeries. This is because the removal of the fat can change the shape of your body. The fat cells are permanently removed from the body, but without a healthy lifestyle, the remaining cells can grow bigger. There are certain medical conditions that can be improved as a result of liposuction. These include lipomas, gynecomastia, and lipodystrophy syndrome.

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