How Liposuction Can Improve Your Body

Many people who are considering procedures to improve their bodies often consider liposuction as one of the main cosmetic options available. In fact, liposuction is increasing in popularity as cosmetic procedures are becoming increasingly accepted.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a procedure that is used to remove stubborn fat deposits that are not responding to diet and exercise. Many patients have spent a great deal of time working out and eating a healthy diet, only to find themselves with some areas that are still a bit flabby. These localized, stubborn fat deposits can be found in areas such as:

• Abdomen/waist
• Hips/buttocks
• Thighs
• Back
• Knees, ankles and calves
• Chest
• Chin, neck and cheeks

The Liposuction Procedure

The actual liposuction procedure is actually a relatively non-invasive and gentle technique. The treatment area is numbed using a local anesthetic. The fat deposit is then gently loosened or dissolved using various techniques, including tumescent liquid injections, laser and even water-assisted techniques. These loosened fat deposits are then gently suctioned away using tiny cannulas or needles.

What Liposuction Cannot Do

When considering liposuction, it is important to understand the things that this procedure cannot do. It is not considered a weight loss therapy, as large amounts of weight will not be lost. While you may lose a pound or two, liposuction is actually considered a contouring process.

Additionally, liposuction will rarely help with sagging skin. Patients who are experience lots of loose skin that are the aftermath of pregnancy or losing a lot of weight should not expect that liposuction will eliminate these loose skin folds. It is also not a procedure that will eliminate cellulite.

The Ideal Liposuction Candidate

The ideal candidate for a liposuction procedure is one who is at or close to his or her ideal weight. These candidates should also have realistic expectations for the procedure and know the problem areas that can be treated through liposuction. Good candidates are also in generally good health and do not smoke.

At St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center, we are very experienced and knowledgeable about liposuction techniques. We invite you to call and schedule a complimentary consultation appointment. During this appointment, we will discuss your individual case, your expectations, and talk about the various options available. We want to ensure that you get the best results possible!