When you think about liposuction, the first thing that comes to mind is women seeking cosmetic treatments. You might be surprised to know that liposuction is a popular procedure that can benefit men as well.
If you are a man and you are tired of struggling with those pesky deposits of fat that are bothering you, liposuction is a relatively simple procedure that could work for you.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a cannula, or thin, hollow tube, that is inserted into an area where you have storages of fat that you want to get rid of.
The fat is loosened and suctioned out by a vacuum, leaving you with improved body contours as the excess fat is eliminated.
Are You a Candidate for Liposuction?
Liposuction is recommended if you have reached your ideal weight and have trouble spots of excess fat that have not responded to diet and exercise. This procedure is not intended for weight loss.
If you are planning on losing a large amount of weight or you have not reached your goal for your body weight, you should wait to have a liposuction procedure.
Liposuction is ideal for removing fat deposits in the buttocks, thighs, abdomen, back, upper arms, and neck. Trim away the fat to have a trimmer physique.
What to Expect During Liposuction
If you decide to move forward with a liposuction procedure, you can expect an outpatient surgery. The surgeon will make sure that you are comfortable, using anesthetic or sedation.
Small incisions will be made in the areas to be addressed during your procedure. The cannula will be inserted into the incision to target excess fat and remove it.
Your incisions will be closed and you will be given care instructions before you are sent home. It is important to realize that liposuction results will only last if you continue to take care of your body.
You will need to continue to exercise and eat a healthy diet. Otherwise, fat could accumulate again.
Learn More About Liposuction
Contact the office of Dr. Wendell Perry, MD today to find out if liposuction is the best choice for you. During the consultation, you are invited to discuss your concerns and ask any questions you may have.
If liposuction is for you, we can work together to plan your procedure to give you the body that you always wanted and deserve.