Is Liposuction Surgery The Right Option For You?

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A lot of people tend to have an uninformed idea of what liposuction is. Simply put, it is surgery that reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits. What it does, in the process, is improve body contours and proportion. There are a number of advantages offered by liposuction surgery, starting with the fact that one treatment may be enough to reshape perceived problem areas. It can also be performed with local or general anesthesia and can offer more predictable and consistent results than noninvasive treatments.

Good candidates for liposuction surgery

It is always better to consider liposuction only if excess fat deposits do not respond to diet or exercise. Those interested in liposuction should recognize that good candidates for the procedure are nonsmokers, and adults within 30% of their ideal weight who have good muscle tone and firm, elastic skin. It is also important for an individual to be healthy and not have any medical conditions or life-threatening illnesses that can impair the healing process. Finally, a positive outlook helps, along with specific goals for body contouring.

What liposuction surgery can and cannot do

Liposuction surgery can help with your abdomen and waist, thighs, upper arms, inner knee, hips,and buttocks, back, calves and ankles, chest, chin,and neck. It can also be performed with other plastic surgery procedures such as a tummy tuck or breast reduction. What it cannot dois treat obesity or become a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It is also not very effective for treating cellulite orsaggy skin.

Understanding the risks

It is important to have a better understanding of liposuction surgery, its benefits,and potential complications. If you are considering it, some of the risks include bruising, a change in skin sensation, risks associated with anesthesia, infections, irregular pigmentation, swelling, and damage to deeper structures such as muscles, nerves and blood vessels. There are other risks too, which a qualified surgeon can explain.

ContactDr. O’Neill for liposuction surgery

Eric F. O’Neill MD, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, has successfully performed liposuction surgery in Texas for years. He is also board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. For more information about the procedure or costs, contact Dr. O’Neill today.