We often spend hours in the gym, follow rigorous diet plans, and do everything possible to get into good shape, yet we rarely achieve the results we desire. In today’s age, when people place a lot of emphasis on aesthetic appearance, it can be quite stressful if you are not able to achieve the body you perceive as normal, especially if you are putting in a great deal of time and effort in pursuit of that goal.
To address the situation, you need to understand that your body has accumulated disproportionate fat that doesn’t respond to exercise. Isolated fat deposits hinder the progress of muscle development and can’t be controlled with exercise or dietary plans. They need to be removed by liposuction.
Liposuction, as the name suggests, is a procedure where fat is removed from the body using suction. It’s a very effective method of removing fat from the body, and the improvements can be noticed immediately after surgery. As the swelling goes down, you will continue to notice improved results for months until you see the full effect of liposuction.
What You Can Achieve with Liposuction
Liposuction produces dramatic results in improving the contours of the body. It can completely remove benign fatty tumors called lipomas, and it can prevent health issues associated with fat.
Who Is a Candidate for Liposuction?
To understand if you are a candidate for liposuction, you will need to have a proper evaluation of your body and discuss your expectations from the procedure with a skilled plastic surgeon.
To achieve optimum results, you will need to have a clear understanding of the underlying problems that are causing the physical disharmony. Set clear goals for yourself and specify the body part you want the procedure to be done on.
Liposuction is the basic method of fat removal, and it involves a cannula being inserted through a small incision. The fat is then suctioned out of the body using a pressurized vacuum device attached to the cannula.
We offer multiple methods, including the tumescent liposuction method, which involves the injection of tumescent fluid. Tumescent fluid contains local anesthesia to numb the region, along with epinephrine and saline. The epinephrine helps to swell the fat and to minimize blood loss, making it a safer procedure that requires less recovery time than traditional liposuction.
There are many complementary procedures to liposuction, such as the tummy tuck and the arm lift. A patient can choose one or more of these procedures if they wish to in order to help achieve their aesthetic goals.
Liposuction can produce noticeable changes in your physical appearance, and you can start moving around as soon as the effects of anesthesia wear off. However, the complete recovery usually takes a few days to weeks depending on the volume of fat removed from the treatment area.
Make an Appointment for a Liposuction Consultation
Dr. Morwood has over 20 years’ experience as a plastic surgeon, he is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and for years he has served as either the chief or vice chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery of Monterey.
For more information about Dr. Morwood or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us here.