The procedure known as liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world today. It is a safe and effective method for the removal of unwanted fat from locations that do not respond well to diet and regular exercise. These areas comprise the tummy, hips, thighs, back, buttocks, and chin. There are numerous reasons why these fat deposits collect where they do, and why they are so difficult to reduce without surgical help. One reason that seems dominant is referred to as the “middle-age spread”. This is a natural result of aging. It is quite common for men and women to gain weight as they age.
Our bodies undergo chemical changes as we age, especially as we approach middle age. This is why fat will build up in the areas mentioned above despite how hard we work to keep that from happening. When you have tried all the conventional methods to lose weight, and they have failed, liposuction can be used to successfully to eliminate this fat accumulation. Keep in mind that it is not a procedure designed to remove large amounts of fat related to obesity. Rather, it is the most successful on an individual who is close to their normal height and weight ratio.
While liposuction is considered a cosmetic procedure, the fat accumulations around the mid-section can present a threat that goes beyond cosmetic issues. Excess fat in the stomach region can cause a variety of health related issues such as diabetes and heart disease. Even if you lead an active lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a nutritious diet, the accumulated fat can have a negative effect on your health. With liposuction, the fat is removed permanently, thereby eliminating those health issues. Once fat cells are removed they are gone forever. After the procedure, it is advisable to continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
A plastic surgeon uses a thin, hollow tube called a cannula to break up and remove the fat from underneath the skin in the target areas. Small incisions are made to allow the cannula access, and then the fat is suctioned out. The incisions are placed in areas where they are less noticeable so as to reduce scarring. The surgeon uses the cannula to sculpt and contour the figure. The average time is about 45 minutes per area. Either a general anesthetic, or a local one is used, depending on the patient and the extent of the procedure. About the liposuction procedure, click here.
If you are in Houston, and are concerned about excess fat in the abdominal area, call Memorial Plastic Surgery and we will schedule a consultation with Dr. Patrick Hsu, our head cosmetic surgeon. He specializes in plastic, cosmetic, and reconstruction surgery in the Houston Metropolitan area. He is a board certified plastic surgeon with expertise in liposuction, in Houston. You do not have to live with unwanted fat deposits that can’t be controlled by diet and exercise alone.
A plastic surgeon uses a thin, hollow tube called a cannula to break up and remove the fat from the target areas. While liposuction is considered a cosmetic procedure, the fat accumulations around the mid-section can present a threat that goes beyond cosmetic. Fat in the stomach region can cause health issues like diabetes and heart disease. Even if you lead an active lifestyle, the accumulated fat can have a negative effect. With liposuction, fat is removed, eliminating health issues. Keep in mind that it is not a procedure designed to remove large amounts of fat related to obesity.
Liposuction Works Safely and Effectively To Remove Unwanted