Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that has been in use for many years now. It has become one of the most popular forms of plastic surgery in the United States. There are literally hundreds of thousands of men and women who have undergone the procedure with great success. It is designed to sculpt and contour your body. The surgeon suctions fat from certain areas, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, lower back, buttocks, under the arms, and the chin. Lipo is not designed to be a weight loss method to cure obesity. It functions to address pockets of unwanted fat that can’t be dealt with via traditional exercise and diet.
As a natural process of aging, a large number of people reach a point where fat collects in certain areas of their bodies despite their best efforts at exercise and dieting. For these people, no amount of sit-ups will give them a flat stomach. It is frustrating to work so hard at getting in shape, and even though you are losing weight in other areas, those “hard to lose” pockets of fat remain stubbornly in tact. Herein lies the reason that so many people turn to cosmetic surgery, and liposuction in particular. It is the ideal method, to surgically target, specific areas that present problems.
The struggle to get fit, and stay fit and to look good has become ingrained in our collective conscience. Most people at this point know how important being in good shape is for good health and quality of life. There is absolutely nothing wrong with using surgical methods like liposuction. In Houston good health and fitness is at the forefront of our thinking. We have a bustling, exciting, and busy on the go culture. It is important to us to look as good as we feel. One of the keys to feeling good is looking good. A combination of exercise, a proper diet, and a little cosmetic surgery will help us stay fit and looking our best.
Liposuction involves a surgeon making small incisions and using a hollow tube to suction fat from those areas of the body that are problematic. The procedure requires the patient to be under sedation via intravenous or general anesthetic. It typically takes about forty-five minutes for each section of the body that is being treated. Most people report little discomfort, and you can generally return to your day-to-day activities in a short period of time.
If you are curious about the liposuction procedure, get in touch with Memorial Plastic Surgery. We will gladly schedule an appointment for you to talk with our chief surgeon, Dr. Patrick Hsu. We proudly serve our friends and neighbors in the Houston metropolitan area. Our commitment is to provide the best cosmetic procedures, with the best results for our patients. We will be happy to discuss liposuction, and show you that it really does work.
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