Laser liposuction is a safe, effective way to remove fat deposits from many parts of the body that just don’t seem to go away. Although the most common patients are female, many men also participate in liposuction treatment. Many places of the body like the stomach area are resistant to exercise, so it is difficult to get rid of the fat without some kind of surgical procedure.
The most common areas for liposuction are the inner and outer thighs, stomach, hips, buttocks and face. Even with a strict regimen of exercise, these areas just don’t lose the fat for some people. However, patients who have the least amount of fat to remove are often the ones who see the most satisfaction in results.
Even with great fat removal results, patients who have large amounts of cellulite are not the most eligible for laser liposuction. Plastic surgery does not remove cellulite, so many patients go into the plastic surgeon’s office with hopes that liposuction will ultimately remove it. In actuality, liposuction to areas where cellulite is present can cause deformities where over or under corrections have been made.
The most viable patients for laser liposuction are healthy adults with reasonable expectations and who are of average or just above average weight. Adults who wish to remove fat should also have elastic skin that hasn’t been too damaged by any other medical procedures. Skin elasticity plays a major role in how the skin will return to normal after plastic surgery.
The first step in plastic surgery decisions is to visit a board certified plastic surgeon’s office. Speak to your surgeon about options and what procedures are best for you. Your surgeon will evaluate your mental health to decide if you are able to handle the post-operative recovery. He will also evaluate your skin, your age, and your physical health to decide the risk factors of plastic surgery for your body.
If you decide to go forward with the surgery, your plastic surgeon will then advise you of certain diet restriction you will need to follow prior to the scheduled procedure. He may limit intake of certain products like alcohol which thins the blood. He may also have you stop using certain vitamins, so it is important to advise your physician of any extra supplements or medications you take. Notify your physicians of any over-the-counter or prescribed medications so that he can take that into account.
Depending on the area from which you are removing fat will determine the recovery methods. Facial lipo removal has a longer expected recovery time with more pain than areas like abdomen or thighs. You may require an overnight hospital stay if you are having large amount of fat removed.
Laser liposuction has plenty of advantages for people who are looking to increase their body image and lose pesky fat deposits that just won’t go away. Talk to your physician about laser liposuction options. Recovery time is much shorter than older methods, and results are a much firmer, tighter body.