Did you know that liposuction is the single most common cosmetic procedure in America and the United Kingdom? In fact, more than 300,000 procedures are carried out in the United States each year. Liposuction, also called lipoplasty, liposculpture suction, lipectomy, or just lipo, is a type of cosmetic surgery that breaks up and then “sucks” fat from the body. Liposuction’s popularity is due in no small measure to the fact that liposuction has such a well-deserved reputation for safety and efficacy. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any risks involved, and it is important to be aware of both the risks and the rewards of liposuction.
Liposuction permanently removes fat cells, altering the shape of your body. But that doesn’t mean that liposuction is a “fix it and forget it” type of solution to body contouring. If one does not lead a healthy lifestyle after their liposuction procedure, there is a risk that the remaining fat cells will grow bigger.
For body sculpting purposes, liposuction is used on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, upper and backs of the arms, calves, and back. During liposuction, the fat is removed through a hollow instrument – a cannula – which is inserted under the skin. A powerful, high-pressure vacuum is applied to the cannula, pulling out the fat.
The operation is normally carried out under general anesthetic, and there is always a risk with any type of surgery. There are a number of associated risks with any form of surgery, including infection and scarring. Liposuction does not remove cellulite, dimples, or stretch marks. The aim is aesthetic – it is for the patient who wishes to change and enhance the contour of their body. Liposuction is also not a treatment for obesity, and Dr. Carp reminds his patients that it is very important to keep in mind that liposuction is not a weight-loss tool, it is purely cosmetic, and its effects are subtle, expertly designed to enhance your shape.
Having said all that, liposuction is capable of achieving stunning results, particularly when done by a surgeon with the level of skill and expertise such as is exemplified by Dr. Carp, who achieves natural-looking harmonious results with optimal outcomes from a health and wellness perspective as well. Even the best non-invasive body sculpting techniques pale in their effectiveness when it comes to genuinely sculpting your silhouette anew with liposuction from Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center.
Take the time today to schedule your liposuction consultation with Dr. Carp, and together you can develop a customized liposuction treatment plan designed to help you achieve and attain your body sculpting goals!