Popular procedure of cosmetic surgery The Procedure Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes localized fat deposits beneath the skin through small incisions using a hollow stainless steel tube (cannula), with the assistance of a powerful vacuum. Currently the most popular surgical cosmetic procedure in the United States, liposuction can be performed on a number of body areas such as thighs, hips and buttocks, abdomen and waist, upper arms, back, inner knee, chest, checks, chin and neck and calves. Liposuction can be performed alone or in conjunction with other plastic surgery procedures like facelift, breast lift, breast reduction, or tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Liposuction is not a substitution for proper diet and exercise, nor is it an effective treatment for obesity or cellulite.
The Method(s) There are many different and modified approaches to liposuction. The most common are: Standard, Power-assisted, Ultrasound-assisted, and Laser-assisted. Standard liposuction utilizes various cannulas (hollow, stainless steel tubes),
while Power-assisted liposuction utilizes oscillating cannulas which pre-tunnel the tissues and is especially helpful in difficult areas. Power-assisted liposuction allows surgeons to effectively perform higher volumes of liposuction without burn risks, trauma to fibrous tissues, and in faster time. In Ultrasound-assisted liposuction, the cannula emits ultrasonic waves that penetrate the tissues to heat up and destroy the surrounding membrane of fat cells. The fat is liquefied, thus making it easier to aspirate. Many surgeons have abandoned this approach due to its high risks of thermal burns and severe scarring. Laser-assisted liposuction uses a cool or cold laser beam to emulsify the fat, which is not removed by suction. Because this approached is performed on smaller areas of fat, the emuls ified fat is left in place for natural absorption by the body. Small incisions are placed to drain any excess fluids or fat. Your New Look It may take up to several months for your swelling to completely disappear and for your new figure to be revealed. Liposuction surgery helps to slim and reshape specific areas of your body, to improve your pre-existing body contours and proportions, and in doing so, to enhance your self-image. With continued commitment to healthy diets and fitness, the loss of excess fatty tissue should be permanently maintained. However, significant weight gain can often reverse liposuction results, maintain your new look, with counseling and recommendations of diet and exercise programs. To know more about liposuction surgery, please http://www.beverlyhillsplasticsurgeryinc.com/liposuction.html