Why Liposuction May Be the Best Fit to Achieve Body Contouring Results
Many purveyors of diet and exercise programs claim their regimens can help you sculpt a perfect body. However, only some people achieve their desired results with these programs. Sticking to such programs with the diligence needed to secure results is highly challenging, and those who successfully shred some fat and lose weight often find that it’s not in areas that enhance their contours. Unfortunately, genetics can make certain fatty deposits in the hips, buttocks, stomach, thighs, and arms highly resistant to any targeted loss through diet and exercise.
In such cases, the plastic surgeons at Southwest Florida’s Naples Plastic Surgery will tell you that liposuction may offer the best option for securing your desired body contouring results. As the most widely performed cosmetic surgical procedure, according to the latest American Society of Plastic Surgeon statistics, plastic surgeons have been using liposuction as a successful body contouring method since the 1970s. And the advanced techniques and instruments plastic surgeons use today offer body sculpting precision with long-lasting results.
The Precision of Liposuction
The precision of liposuction begins with the skills and expertise of your plastic surgeon. With intimate knowledge of anatomy, an experienced surgeon will know where to make incisions and how to inject the tumescent solution into the targeted area(s) to ease fat removal most effectively. Containing a mixture of saline, local anesthetic, and a vasoconstrictor, the tumescent solution helps numb the treatment area, reduce bleeding, and decrease post-op bruising. It also makes the fat cells swell and break apart, making them easier to suction out.
Your surgeon will also know which cannula—tube inserted into the body to withdraw fluid—to use on the target area and how to navigate it through problem fat deposits best. Various-sized and shaped cannulas are attached to a high-pressure vacuum to provide precise fat removal from specific body parts.
The Effectiveness of Liposuction
Precise fat removal allows your surgeon to effectively sculpt the look of the targeted area with a high degree of permanence for your new proportions and contours. Fat cells removed by liposuction will not be replaced by new ones, though those remaining can grow bigger with any significant weight gain.
Liposuction’s precision and fat-removal permanence give it the edge over other body contouring procedures. While a tummy tuck can improve the contours of the stomach area, plastic surgeons often combine liposuction with the procedure to sculpt even better contours.
Naples Plastic Surgery also specializes in sculpting perfect contours with its liposuction and Renuvion® combo treatment. The liposuction removes the excess fat in targeted areas to unveil the underlying contours. Subsequently, the plasma and radiofrequency energy of Renuvion® encourages skin and tissue contraction further enhancing the definition of the newly exposed contours. Additionally, the Renuvion® treatment stimulates ongoing collagen production, beautifying and smoothing the skin.
With decades of clinical use, liposuction has a respectable safety profile, though it carries the same risks inherent with any surgical procedure. The best means of reducing such risks is to undergo the treatment with a board-certified plastic surgeon, like the ones at Naples Plastic Surgery. Additionally, some people may have an increased risk of complications due to health conditions or other issues that might limit the procedure’s effectiveness. Conditions that restrict a person’s suitability for liposuction include:
- History of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, deep vein thrombosis, or seizures
- Chronic health problems
- Weakened immune system
- Being on blood thinners
- Having saggy skin
- Being overweight
Other Advantages of Liposuction
Naples Plastic Surgery believes liposuction is the most effective surgical procedure for sculpting the contours of the hips, buttocks, stomach, thighs, and arms. Along with its precision contour sculpting and permanent results, the advantages of liposuction include:
- Minimal scaring
- Relatively quick recovery time
- Immediately noticeable results
- Ability to combine the treatment with other procedures
Learn More About Liposuction with Naples Plastic Surgery
If you’re interested in learning more about the effectiveness of body contouring with liposuction in the Southwest Florida area, Dr. Leo Baccaro, Dr. Mark Walsh, or Dr. Andrew Bonett would be glad to consult with you. To schedule your consultation, contact Naples Plastic Surgery today at 239.566.2611.