Liposuction or liposcultping, i.e. the removal of unwanted fat through tiny incisions, is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed today. Through tiny incisions, liposuction can remove unwanted fat with the least invasion necessary. Dr. Tito Vasquez at Connecticut Plastic Surgery Group performs liposuction on patients looking to remove stubborn pockets of fat and contour and slim their overall silhouette.
Good candidates for liposuction include healthy and fit people who are intelligent and understand the benefits and limitations of liposuction. Patients should be within 30 pounds of their goal weight to see the best results. Poor candidates are people with many health problems, heavy smokers, people with bleeding or clotting problems, or people who have unrealistic expectations. It is important to understand that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. It can restore abnormal contours or improve appearance greatly and may improve or worsen cellulite or stretch marks. To maintain liposuction results, it is important to have a consistent exercise and diet routine. Patients should be aware that liposuction is meant to remove fat and not excess skin.
Many people, both women and men, have abnormal collections of fat that cause unwanted contours such as love handles, saddle bags, turkey neck, beer belly, back rolls, or large breasts. Liposuction can almost be done in almost any part of the body. Many fit people try diet, exercise, or other fads to try to reduce the appearance of these areas. However, despite all the hard work, these deposits of fatty tissue do not improve with weight loss. Liposuction can remove these pockets of stubborn fat once and for all to achieve improved body definition.
Many patients choose to undergo liposuction due to the many benefits offered. Liposuction can:
Liposuction by Dr. Vasquez may be the perfect procedure to improve your appearance and thus your overall self-esteem. Dr. Vasquez will help you take the steps you need to feel confident in your body by creating a unique procedure plan to address your individual needs.
Many people, both women and men, have abnormal collections of fat that cause unwanted contours such as love handles, saddle bags, turkey neck, beer belly, back rolls, or large breasts. Liposuction can almost be done in almost any part of the body. Many fit people try diet, exercise, or other fads to try to reduce the appearance of these areas. However, despite all the hard work these deposits of fatty tissue do not improve with weight loss. Definition in muscle tone becomes much more difficult to appreciate and the body looks tired and weak.
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Dr. Vasquez may give you some medication to assist with your pain or anxiety. He will perform some topographical markings on your skin just prior to surgery to help map out how he may best remove this fat with liposuction. Local anesthesia, such as Novocain or lidocaine, will be used to numb the skin for the access sites, and then a long thin catheter is placed into the area that is marked to provide both additional anesthesia and adrenaline to reduce bleeding. Then long thin cannula or instruments are used to gently suction out the unwanted fat using suction. This fat is eventually discarded, however, occasionally the fat is harvested and prepared for placement into other areas as a filler or volume. This is called fat grafting.
Once the surgeon is satisfied with the result, he will close those areas with either suture or tissue glue. He may wrap those areas in a compression garment or bandage as needed to hasten your recovery and decrease bruising.
You will remain in the office or hospital for recovery until you are stable to go home. In most cases, you will need someone to take you home. Dr. Vasquez will usually provide a mild narcotic and/or an antibiotic for after the surgery. You can expect some liposuction side effects like swelling, bruising, and general discomfort in the week after your procedure. A liposuction compression garment should be worn during your recovery process to control any post-procedure swelling. You may also be instructed to massage the area to increase blood flow. You should plan to take it easy, however, you will be asked to get up and moving as soon as the day after your procedure to ensure proper blood flow and assist the healing process. It is important to follow all exercise and activity restrictions that are given to you by Dr. Vasquez.
It may take three months or more to see the final results due to possible swelling and bruising. However, fat generally does not return to those areas that were liposuctioned unless you were to gain a significant amount of fat. By maintaining a stable weight with a healthy diet and exercise, you can ensure long-lasting results from your liposuction procedure.
If you are interested in learning more about the liposuction procedure, contact the Connecticut Plastic Surgery Group in Southport today to schedule your full consultation and evaluation by Dr. Vasquez to see if you are a good candidate.