One of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures is Liposuction, which involves the removal of fat deposits under the skin using a long, hollow needle called a cannula. Placed through incisions, this device is run along the inside of the skin to dislodge fat deposits. The fat is then suctioned out using a vacuum as the doctor moves the tubes around under the skin to target specific fat deposits. There are several types of liposuction available, including laser-assisted liposuction, ultrasound-assisted liposuction, water-assisted liposuction and tumescent liposuction. However, each procedure has its own set of benefits and risks which are best discussed during your consultation with your cosmetic surgeon. Are you the right candidate for liposuction? The best liposuction candidates should be physically fit and not more than 20 pounds overweight. It is important that your weight is steadily maintained – so if you are planning to lose a significant amount of weight, or even gain weight (for example, with a pregnancy), it is advisable not to undergo liposuction. After liposuction is performed, the results are permanent as long as your weight remains stable. Here’s a checklist to consider if you’re fit for liposuction:
Consultation for the best decision To help you make the most appropriate decisions about liposuction, consult with Beverly Wilshire’s experienced cosmetic surgeons based on your goals and your anatomy. You can inform our surgeon what you wish to change and why, then listen to his or her professional opinion on the types of procedures that might be best for you. You can also get advice on the cost of surgery, as well as what to expect during recovery from liposuction.