All You Need to Know about Liposuction

All You Need to Know about Liposuction


Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in men and women alike. Most humans have pockets of excess fat. However, considering the statistics on obesity in this country, having excess fat is a real national epidemic. Getting rid of this fat can be done in a number of different ways, one of which is liposuction. If you are considering this, however, there are a number of things that you need to know first.

When it comes to liposuction Fort Worth has been offering it since the middle of the 1980s. It first became available in this country in 1983, while it was available in Europe for a few years before that. It is a highly popular procedure, but it does carry a few risks. Hence, make sure you ask about these risks before you agree to have it done.

The Procedure

liposuction procedureDuring liposuction, you will be placed under general anaesthetic. A cannula is then used in order to break the fat up. Then, a liposuction machine is used to actually suck the fat out. This can be done in a number of different ways, with new technologies being developed constantly. Generally speaking, surgeons will have their personal preferences in terms of which technique to use, so make sure you discuss this first.

If your surgeon is skilled and experienced, they will never suction your entire fat out. This is because some fat is actually needed to make sure your body looks good afterwards. The easy part is actually removing the excess fat. However, your body needs to look thinner and better after the procedure, and this can be a little bit more difficult.

Each part of the body responds in a different way to liposuction. In order to make sure the final look is really good, the skin has to be able to snap back into position. In some parts of the body, like the hips and the outer thighs, this is quite easy. However, on the stomach and inner thighs, it can be a lot more difficult and the skin may end up sagging a little bit.

Sagging skin is a real problem that many people who have lost weight are familiar with. Hence, you may also require an arm lift, a thigh lift, a tummy tucks or even a full body lift. This will actually remove the skin that is left following weight loss, or following a liposuction procedure.

imagesBefore the procedure starts, the areas in which fat will be suctioned away will be filled with sterile salty water. Additionally, the surgeon may add adrenaline (epinephrine) to the water, as this helps to prevent blood loss both during and after the procedure. Usually, the amount of saline water that is added corresponds exactly to the amount of fat that will be removed.

Various incisions will then be made in key areas of the body, and this where the fat is sucked out. The incisions are very small and usually in hidden areas so that you will not have scarring afterwards. The more incisions that are made, the smoother the final look is likely to be.

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