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Liposuction results can greatly enhance the appearance and contour of the physical form by eliminating stubborn unwanted pockets of fat from the body. Liposuction results can significantly improve the shape and appearance of the stomach, hips, buttocks, thighs, upper arms, chin, cheeks, and neck. Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, is a surgical cosmetic procedure that involves suctioning out the fat from isolated areas of the body though a thin tube. Liposuction results are so desirable and the procedure so successful that it is the most popular type of cosmetic surgery sought by both men and women. In 2003 alone, almost 400,000 Americans underwent liposuction.
The cost of liposuction can very greatly depending on the location of the surgery, the type of procedure you are seeking, the area and the amount of fat that is being removed, and the technique that the surgeon employs to achieve the finest liposuction results. In 2001 the average cost of liposuction nationally was just under two thousand dollars, and a realistic range is between two and nine thousand dollars. There are many ways that a person interested in achieving liposuction results can make this procedure affordable, including payment plans, loans, and other types of financing.
There are many state-of-the-art surgical techniques that have been developed to create optimal liposuction results. The tumescent technique is a very effective procedure that produces successful liposuction results without the need for a general anesthetic, though it usually takes longer than traditional liposuction methods. The tumescent technique injects a large volume of liquid- usually a solution of salt, lidocaine, and epinephrine- into the treated area in order to prevent fluid loss-induced shock and to facilitate fat extraction.
The super-wet technique is another type of procedure that is effective in yielding desired liposuction results. This procedure also involves fluid supplementation though the liposuction results are achieved in a much shorter period of time while a patient is under IV sedation or general anesthesia. The ultrasound assisted liposuction technique uses a special suction tube that produces ultrasonic activity which liquefies the fat so that it can be easily removed from the body. This procedure can achieve optimal liposuction results especially in more fibrous areas of the body such as the upper back and the male breasts.
Liposuction results are best achieved if a patient is a normal weight with firm skin but wishes to refine their shape by removing isolated fat pockets. Once the fat is removed, liposuction results are permanent when a patient adheres to a reasonable diet and exercise program. The skin that covers the treated area usually contracts to conform to the liposuction results. In cases where the skin might be a bit too loose, cosmetic surgeons are able to remove excess skin from the area in order to achieve greater liposuction results.
As with all cosmetic surgery procedures there are risks and benefits to achieving liposuction results. If you would like to learn more about liposuction results, please contact us to confer with a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon in your area.