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Liposuction--The Benefits and Considerations
Body image is an important factor, just ask Dr Lloyd Krieger of Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery, in terms of one's overall feeling of wellbeing. Individuals with a poor body image my not be able to overlook certain aspects of their bodies whether miniscule or major. While one's overall health and level of fitness may be high, concerns regarding particular body parts may still be a concern. Liposuction, while not for everyone, can offer a valid solution for many individuals with a concern over specific body concerns.
Liposuction surgery is a targeted form of fat reduction that focuses on removing fat deposits that cause unbecoming bulging and puckering. Common liposuction sites include the abdomen and waist, the thighs and hips, the buttocks, areas on the neck and back, the arms, inside the knee, on the chest, the cheeks and chin, and even the calves and ankles. While liposuction does not remove cellulite, it removes fat which improves the body's overall contouring and appearance.
Benefits of Liposuction
The main purpose of liposuction is to remove stubborn fat deposits that cause individual concern. This procedure, particularly combined with a healthy lifestyle and exercise, works to improve the body's overall appearance, improving the proportion and contouring of the body. While the external benefits of liposuction are an obvious advantage, liposuction also offers many individuals elevated self-esteem and improved body image. While liposuction will not prevent future weight gain, fat typically will not re-concentrate in an area that has previously been treated, so the liposuction procedure can offer extended results even after the immediate treatment.
Candidates for Treatment
Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity, although you may want to consider an alternative to liposuction, so candidates considering the treatment should understand that the procedure is a spot reduction treatment and should not replace healthy living and exercise. In addition to understanding the procedure, candidates should also have a reasonable understanding of the results that can be expected. With regards to health considerations, candidates should be of good overall health, maintain a healthy lifestyle, have supple, firm skin, be of average or close to average weight, and have fat deposits that have not responded well to diet and exercise. While age is not necessarily a consideration in regard to liposuction, younger individuals typically have more elastic skin and experience better results than older patients. Likewise, individuals with excessive amounts of cellulite generally do not experience as good of results, as cellulite can cause irregularities in the area that is treated.
The typical recovery time associated with liposuction is relatively short according to Dr Joseph Michaels. Generally liposuction is conducted as an outpatient procedure from which most patients recover in a few days to a couple of weeks. Typically, individuals can return to work a few days and normal activities in two weeks following the procedure. Bruising and tenderness following surgery is to be expected. Other associated side effects include swelling and some extended soreness; however, specific results differ by patient.
The Right Surgeon
One of the most important considerations associated with the success of a liposuction treatment is selecting the right surgeon. With such a sensitive procedure, selecting a board certified surgeon is crucial for the best results and overall experience. A certified surgeon can offer the most up-to-date treatment methods and provide the most knowledgeable care and service.
While not for everyone, liposuction surgery can have lasting effects. And, in conjunction with offering a solution to unsightly fat pockets, liposuction also offers a better body image and increased self-esteem to many individuals.
Recommendations of qualified plastic surgeons for Liposuction - Body Contouring Procedures
Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery - located at 421 North Rodeo Drive, Terrace Level South, Beverly Hills, CA
Dr Francis Palmer - 8500 Wilshire Boulevard #900 Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Dr Ghricko - 6 Union Street Natick, MA 01760
Dr Teitelbaum - 1301 20th Street #350 Santa Monica, CA 90404
Dr Carson Liu - 1301 20th Street #440, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Dr Joseph Michaels - 11404 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 206 North Bethesda, MD 20852
Dr Eric Sadeh - 140 West 58th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) Suite A New York, NY 10019
Dr James Platis - 58 East Walton Chicago, IL 60611
Dr Peter E Johnson - 8901 W. Golf Road, Suite 204 Des Plaines, Illinois 60016