LIPOSUCTION OVERVIEW AND BENEFITS
Liposuction (also referred to as liposculpture or lipoplasty) is a procedure that is designed to surgically reduce the appearance of persistent fatty deposits situated between the layers of muscle and skin, effectively enhancing the contours of the body and resulting in a more sculpted, streamlined physique.
These stubborn fat pockets (which are often the result of one’s genetics), are generally resistant to traditional methods of diet and exercise, and oftentimes can only be efficiently eradicated with liposuction surgery. The most popular treatment areas for liposuction surgery are the: thighs, flanks, neck, arms, waist, abdomen, back, chest and buttocks; however, this procedure can be performed anywhere patients would like to remove excess fat.
While the majority of liposuction patients are women, the goal of achieving a lean, chiseled physique is gender-blind, and growing numbers of men are electing to undergo liposuction surgery to fulfill their body contouring goals. Although it can be performed as an individual surgery, liposuction is often carried out in conjunction with other cosmetic surgery procedures, such as a tummy tuck, arm lift, or breast reduction in order to improve the proportional balance and shape of the entire body. Liposuction is an efficient method of eliminating unsightly fat pockets; however, it should not be performed in lieu of a healthy lifestyle, and it is not the best option to address issues of stretch marks or cellulite.
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In order to ensure the safety and success of your liposuction surgery, it is crucial that you select a competent plastic surgeon with significant experience performing body contouring surgeries, such as Wright A. Jones, M.D., founder of Muse Plastic Surgery, located in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Jones is a gifted plastic surgeon who employs a unique combination of artistry and clinical excellence to produce beautifully natural results in a safe, compassionate environment. Patients who elect to have their liposuction procedure performed by Dr. Jones can relax knowing that they are in the capable hands of a skillful surgeon who will utilize cutting edge techniques and equipment to sculpt a physique they can feel proud of!
LIPOSUCTION PROCEDURAL DETAILS
Your liposuction surgery may take anywhere between 1-4 hours (depending upon the extensiveness of the surgery) and can be performed under general anesthesia, local anesthetic, or IV sedation. During the surgery, Dr. Jones will make a series of small incisions, through which he will insert a thin tube (cannula) attached to a syringe or surgical vacuum, which he will utilize to dislodge and then suction out any excess fat.
There are a number of different liposuction techniques that can be employed, and after evaluating your physical health and surgical goals, Dr. Jones will select the technique that is best suited to your needs from the following choices:
- Tumescent (traditional) Liposuction: common technique that involves injecting a tumescent solution (epinephrine, saline, and an anesthetic) to allow for more precise fat removal and to minimize bruising and discomfort
- Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction: uses ultrasound energy to liquefy the excess fat before removing it from the body
- Power-Assisted Liposuction: similar to the tumescent technique but uses a vibrating cannula designed to gently break up the fat cells so that they may be suctioned out with minimal disruption to the surrounding tissues
- Laser-Assisted Liposuction: utilizes the thermal power of a small laser beam to heat and liquefy the targeted fat cells before suctioning them out of the body
Liposuction surgery leaves patients with only minimal scarring, which Dr. Jones will make as inconspicuous as possible, and the newly enhanced contours of your body will be noticeable once the fluid retention and post-operative swelling has subsided. Although the fat cells that have been aspirated (suctioned out) during your liposuction procedure will not repopulate, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle to prevent weight gain and the formation of additional fat cells.
CONTACT MUSE PLASTIC SURGERY
At Muse Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jones focuses not on changing the core aesthetic components of his patients, but rather on using cosmetic enhancement procedures to help them become the absolute best that they can be. Dr. Jones stays up-to-date with the latest developments and technological advances in the field of cosmetic body contouring procedures, and utilizes these cutting edge techniques to ensure naturally beautiful results and the safest possible procedures for his patients.
Dr. Jones believes in the importance of having well-informed patients, and will take the time to explain all of your liposuction options and procedural details so that you feel completely comfortable about your surgery. If you would like additional information about having your liposuction surgery performed at Muse Plastic Surgery, please do not hesitate to contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Jones.
*This information about Liposuction was reviewed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wright Jones. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.