Contrary to what the latest workout gadget or program would have you believe, some areas of stored fat can be next to impossible to whittle away with diet and exercise alone.
The “saddle bag” area on the outside of the thighs, the lower abdomen and even the backs of your arms can hold on to fat deposits long after your calves, chest and upper abs are rock-hard and defined.
Liposuction can help you get the look you want and help you meet your goals. Learning about the process is the first step in deciding whether or not lipo is right for you.
How Does Liposuction Work?
This is a surgical procedure, meaning you will be anaesthetized and will feel nothing while the surgery is happening. Our medical team will make a few small incisions in your skin to gain access to the underlying tissues.
Through the incision, a rigid, thin tube called a cannula is inserted. The cannula breaks up fat and extracts it.
Once the area has been adequately suctioned, the cannula is removed and the incisions are sealed with surgical glue, sutures or staples.
You can often have multiple areas treated in one surgery, making this a great option if you’re unhappy with a few troubling spots.
Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
Ideally, you want to be as close to your goal weight as possible before seeking lipo. This will allow our medical team to clearly see where the most stubborn deposits of fat are and how much needs to be removed for the best results.
You will also want to be at your most optimal health and have any chronic conditions or diseases, such as diabetes or high cholesterol, well under control before surgery. If you smoke, you’ll want to quit beforehand to allow for the best and fastest healing possible.
Who Shouldn’t Seek Lipo?
Surgery in general, including liposuction, can be inadvisable for those with uncontrolled diabetes, heart disease, breathing problems, clotting disorders or a compromised immune system.
A thorough medical examination may need to be performed to determine if your body is strong enough to endure and recovery from surgery.
Liposuction is also not ideal if you have loose skin that concerns you. It only takes away underlying fat, it doesn’t do anything to diminish saggy skin or stretch marks.
If you have loose skin from giving birth or losing a large amount of weight, there may be other surgical techniques that can be performed in conjunction with liposuction.
Deciding to seek surgery for stubborn fat deposits is a big step. If you have any questions about liposuction or are wondering if it’s right for you, contact Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa today.
Our medical team will look at your individual case and make a recommendation as to how best to meet your goals. The physique you want could very well be just a phone call away.