Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, liposculpture suction lipectomy, or lipo, refers to a type of cosmetic surgery used to remove unwanted body fat from different parts in the body such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, upper and backs of the arms, calves, and back. The procedure is usually implemented to improve appearance rather than treat health problems.
Who should consider liposuction?
Both men and women are possible candidates of a liposuction surgery. You can consider a lipo if:
– You have excess fat deposits on your hips, belly, thighs, neck or chest which can not be reduced by low calories diets and heavy physical exercises. Liposuction seems to be a good option for those who want to reduce fatty bulges and sculpt a pretty natural contour to the body.
– You have excess fat deposits on a certain area of your body which makes it out of proportion with other areas.
– You have a good general health, skin elasticity.
What makes the success and safety of liposuction?
In fact, many patients who have undergone liposuction are quite satisfied with their results. However, like many surgical procedures, liposuction surgery contains some risks and side effects that make people worried. If you are considering liposuction, it’s important to know what makes success and safety of a liposuction.
- The plastic surgeon
A qualified surgeon is the one who has a proper understanding of liposuction surgery and can accurately answer all of your questions related to liposuction as well as decide whether you are suitable for the procedure or not. Choose the surgeon who is given a certificate from the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). All ABCS board certified cosmetic surgeons have had specific training performing lipo as part of their cosmetic surgery fellowship.
- Experienced staff
A part from the surgeon, the staff also play an important role in deciding whether the surgery’s result is satisfying or not. Every member of the surgery team must be trained carefully about what they are responsible for. Particularly, those who work as an anesthesiologist should have long time working experience in this area so that the risks associated to anesthesia can be reduced to the minimum.
- The patient’s ability to follow instructions
In order to lower the risks and side effects of lipo, each patient should pay much attention to the guidelines and instructions of the doctors before and after the surgery. In the recovery period, the patients are expected to:
– Take much rest
– Keep the incision sites clean
– Take prescribed medication
– Reduce physical activities
– Attend scheduled follow-up appointments