Liposuction or lipoplasty is a body procedure to remove fat deposits from different areas of the body. Did you know that liposuction is the second most common plastic surgery procedure in the USA? In 2012, over 313,000 people received liposuction. Along with breast augmentation, liposuction in Los Angeles rank as the #1 and #2 most popular cosmetic surgeries. These statistics come from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Dr. Kapoor is well known for providing patients with the very best plastic surgery has to offer.
If you want to get rid of small pockets of stubborn fat then liposuction is an excellent option. Diet and exercise don’t always get rid of resistant fat on your body. Liposuction slims and reshapes these specific areas on your body. Dr. Kapoor removes excess fat deposits and this improves your bodies proportion. It also enhances your self-image. Many people refer to this surgery as “liposculpture". Do you want to learn more about getting a slimmer and firmer body shape?
If you are a healthy man or woman of normal weight with firm, elastic skin then you may be a liposuction candidate. Another component is whether you have stubborn pockets of excess fat. This excess fat is in very specific areas of your body. Healthy patients with a non-life threatening illness or medical condition are ideal. The most important component to aid healing is that you don’t smoke.
The most common areas for liposuction or lipo are:
Abdomen (stomach) and waist;
Flanks (love handles);
Hips (saddlebags) and buttocks;
Cheeks, chin (double chin), and neck;
Calves and ankles.
Liposuction is not only for women! Women represent the majority of cosmetic surgery patients. But the number of men getting cosmetic surgery has increased a lot in the past few years. ASAPS reports that in 2012, men had close to 1 million plastic surgery procedures. Liposuction was the number one choice by men that wanted to improve their appearance. Cosmetic or plastic surgery enhances not only physical appearance. There are psychological benefits to looking better, too.
Dr. Kapoor continues to refine liposuction techniques on his patients. This improves your safety and the effectiveness of your surgery. There have been almost 30 years of improvements in liposuction surgery. While more fat cells are being removed, blood loss and discomfort are being minimized. Risk of complication is another significant improvement in the liposuction field of improvement.
There are a few different liposuction techniques used by plastic surgeons. The procedure involves the use of a cannula (a hollow tube) placed through small incisions. The surgeon then sucks out the fat with the help of suction or vacuum-like device. There are two main factors with liposuction technique. The first is the amount of fluid injection in your body. The second is the mechanism by which the cannula works to remove the fat.
The tumescent liposuction technique is the most popular in Los Angeles. This procedure involves the use of local anesthesia. It shows a significant reduction in blood loss. Tumescent liposuction also eliminates the risk of general anesthesia. There are many advantages of the tumescent technique.
With this procedure, the cannula sucks out the fat and transmits ultrasound vibrations. What does this mean for getting rid of fat? The ultrasound vibrations go within your body and it breaks up the stubborn fat cells. By the breakdown of this fat, it becomes easier for Dr. Kapoor to suction it out from the target area. Let’s take a look at the advantages of Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction:
This is not too different from ultrasound assisted liposuction. Laser-assisted lipo or laser lipo also remove larger volumes of fat. The laser zaps the fat. This makes the fat cells more fluid-like and easier to suction out of the target area. The advantages of laser lipo include:
With any surgery, bruising and swelling are most common in the first two weeks. This starts to subside as you heal in the weeks after your surgery. Some minor swelling persists up to six months. You will wear an elastic compression garment during the first week. This controls swelling and supports the new contours of your body. Many patients say they have some discomfort. Others describe it as burning, itching, or temporary numbness. Dr. Kapoor will give you medication to help manage these symptoms. The best part is yet to come. As the swelling and bruising begin to fade, the results appear. You will start to see your new, slimmer, and thinner body shape.
Most people in Los Angeles take five to seven days off from work. There should be no strenuous activity after liposuction surgery. One month’s time is optimal for proper healing. Your results will last a long time if you follow your diet and exercise regimen. Liposuction is a great surgery to help maintain an already healthy lifestyle.
Is lipo an option to treat obesity or diabetes?
Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity. Nor is it a substitute for proper diet and exercise. There are some studies that find liposuction may provide some health benefits. Treating obesity and diabetes is not one of them.
Does lipo get rid of cellulite?
Liposuction is not an effective treatment for cellulite either. Cellulite is the dimpled skin that appears on the things, hips, butt, or loose saggy skin. Liposuction aims to remove stubborn fat pockets that are diet and exercise resistant. This allows for improved body shape and contour.