Liposuction ranks among the more popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the US today. As an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hisham Seify, addresses all the concerns and queries of a patient about liposuction prior to the surgery. Patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities may consult with Dr. Seify for liposuction and other plastic surgery procedures. The following is a list of frequently asked questions about liposuction, which will help answer some of the common queries of patients. Liposuction Before & After Photos
What exactly is a liposuction procedure?
Liposuction is a procedure performed by a cosmetic surgeon on patients who are keen to reduce excess fat deposits in specific areas of the body, but are unable to achieve the desired results with diet or exercise. The procedure helps enhance the body contours by suctioning out excess fat deposits through surgical injections. The goal is to achieve a smoother body contour by reducing unwanted fat from areas such as hips, thighs, calves, waist, back, neck, or cheeks.
How do stubborn fat deposits take place?
Excess fat deposits in certain pockets of the body can occur due to various reasons. Sedentary lifestyle is a common factor, but in some cases, hereditary factors can also cause this problem. Women may develop stubborn fat pockets following a pregnancy. Without cosmetic surgery, it can get difficult to get rid of these fats just by diet or exercise.
What happens during the liposuction surgical procedure?
The plastic surgeon may perform liposuction using general anesthesia or intravenous sedation with local anesthesia. The procedure is mostly performed on an outpatient basis. A slender cannula tube is inserted into the targeted area of the body through an incision. A specialized suction pump is used to bring out the targeted fat cells from the deeper layers of the area. The incisions are then closed with sutures or skin adhesive.
Which is the popular technique for liposuction?
One of the more popular techniques to perform liposuction plastic surgery is tumescent liposuction. This technique is designed to achieve effective results with a more conservative surgery. It avoids the use of general anesthesia, and manages to remove significant amounts of targeted fat with minimal or no blood loss. Dr. Seify will discuss various treatment options with his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.
Are there other techniques available to perform liposuction?
Some cosmetic surgeons may use laser or ultrasound assisted techniques to perform liposuction, apart from the commonly used tumescent liposuction technique. In each case, the surgeon will evaluate various factors such as the patient’s condition, their aesthetic goals and history of previous surgeries before choosing the most appropriate technique.
How long with the results of liposuction last?
Liposuction results are permanent in a clinical sense because the fat cells that are once dislodged surgically will not grow back in the same place. However, this does not mean that liposuction can be a substitute for a balanced diet or exercise. Patients who maintain an active and healthy lifestyle will be able to enjoy the results of liposuction for a long time to come, perhaps indefinitely.
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