Stubborn fat pockets in the abdomen, thighs, flanks, buttocks, upper arms, and other areas can be difficult to eliminate even if you regularly exercise and follow a balanced diet. You can choose liposuction cosmetic surgery, which is a safe and proven fat reduction procedure for more than three decades in the US.
Millions of Americans have benefitted from liposuction body contouring over the years through the precise targeting of fat deposits and their safe removal. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matth
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Types of Liposuction
The following liposuction plastic surgery techniques are commonly used today:
Your surgeon will create a small incision in the marked site to insert a thin cannula that is connected to a suction pump at the other end. Using the cannula, the surgeon will break up the fatty tissue layers by gently moving the cannula back and forth and injecting fluid into the targeted area.
Traditional liposuction is a relatively more invasive way to remove fat, but it is highly effective and your surgeon may recommend this technique, depending on your amount of fat to be removed and your personal cosmetic goals.
This technique is relatively less invasive and involves more use of medication to avoid general anesthesia and reduce the risk of complications. As part of tumescent liposuction, your surgeon will inject a solution that contains epinephrine, lidocaine and saline directly into the affected fat layers.
The fluid volume may be roughly three times the amount of fat to be removed. The solution will cause the unwanted fat cells to swell, making it easier for your surgeon to isolate and remove them. Tissue trauma is minimized, while lidocaine local anesthetic minimizes any discomfort.
Following anesthesia or fluid injection, your surgeon will create small incisions in the targeted area from where you want to eliminate excess fat. The size of the incisions is small, usually ranging from a quarter to a third of an inch. This makes liposuction a less invasive plastic surgery procedure with minimal scarring.
The surgeon will manipulate the deeper fatty tissue layers through a cannula (a thin vacuum tube) to disintegrate the fat cells. Once the fat is loosened, they will suction it out with the help of an attached vacuum pump or syringe at the other end of the cannula. Intravenous fluid replacement is performed simultaneously to make up for the loss of bodily fluids and blood during the procedure.
If the incisions are very minor, your surgeon may decide to keep them open for self-healing. This will reduce the post-surgical bruising and swelling, and enable you to recover faster. However, if the incisions are slightly larger, your surgeon will close these using absorbable or traditional sutures.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon receives patients from Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and nearby areas for liposuction surgery.
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