Liposuction Doesn’t Have to Suck
Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed. Data for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons rates liposuction in the top three surgeries for 2011, with 205,000 performed. In the hands of an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon like Dr. Timothy Janiga liposuction is a safe and reliable procedure to help contour the body.
How Do I Know if Liposuction is for Me?
The ideal candidate is a man or woman that is close to their ideal weight but has stubborn areas of fat deposition that do not respond to diet and/or exercise. Commonly this is the lower abdomen in men and women, thighs or buttocks in women and flank areas in men. Despite being at ideal weight it is common to hold onto fat in one area depending on your body. Liposuction can be performed in almost any area including undersurface of the chin, arms, flanks, tummy, thighs, buttocks, and calves.
What is the Procedure?
Liposuction is performed in the operating room under general anesthesia in most cases, but localized smaller areas can also be done in the office setting under local anesthesia while the patient is awake. Depending on your specific situation and the treatment area desired Dr. Janiga will help you decide what setting is best for your case.
Liposuction is performed by making a small incision in the skin to insert a canula. That canula is used under suction to remove excess fat deposition and contour the area. This can be used to flatten the lower stomach, remove “love handles” from the sides of the tummy, help those stubborn saddlebag areas on the sides of the upper legs. It can also be performed to shape the buttocks.
One of the more exciting areas that has developed in recent years is the use of this technology to contour the abdominal muscles, helping to give men and women back their six pack.
Most plastic surgeons do to not advise liposuction as a weight loss tool, but Dr. Janiga can meet with you and help you decide what is the correct time and areas for your case. Call us today for your personal consultation at 775-398-4600.