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The New You Awaits
THINKING ABOUT LIPOSUCTION
Did you exercise hours each day and watch your calories but still don’t look the way you want in your dress or bikini? Or perhaps you just want to be your best and decided to give yourself a present. You decided that liposuction, also known as Body contour, may be just what you want. A pre-consultation evaluation of your body and what you want to achieve will make your cosmetic surgery consultation and decision-making process easier.
CONSIDERING CULTURAL IDEALS
Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for both men and women. For many people, the inability to have an attractive, youthful shape creates great stress, particularly for those who tried to improve their figure through diet and exercise. A focal point of discontent is the isolated fat deposit. Therefore, people feel great relief knowing that liposuction can reduce those localized accumulations of fat and improve body contour irregularities.
Some people feel socially awkward because they believe that their bodies are not attractive. In a different society or era, things may have been different, but modern society does place a lot of emphasis on shapely bodies. Making one’s body closer to what society perceives as attractive occasionally causes social wonders.
SIZING UP YOUR HEALTH AND BODY
Generally, people who are moderately overweight can benefit from liposuction, and there are no age limits. The ideal liposuction candidate is healthy, in good physical condition, and have tight, smooth skin. If you don’t fit these criteria and still want liposuction, don’t worry. Although the model patient can achieve an excellent outcome, you can still obtain a very good result.
You can reach dramatic changes if you have localized areas of bulging caused by fat under the skin. For example, if you have very large hips and/or large outer thighs but otherwise have a normal shape, you’re a good candidate for liposuction. These areas respond extremely well to this procedure.
If you have a bleeding disorder or take anticoagulants, you’re probably not a good candidate for surgery in general. If you have heart disease, pulmonary disease, or diabetes or are excessively overweight, you’ll have a slightly higher chance of complications with all surgeries. That is why Dr. Rosso always asks for clearance from your physician or cardiologist before liposuction, Those tests let him know that you can withstand the surgery as safely as possible.
WHAT BODY CONTOUR CAN (AND CAN’T) DO
Sometimes, even upon diet and exercise, you are still stuck with a body that’s slightly too full in several areas. In women, these areas are usually the abdomen, hips, thighs, inner knees, and sometimes the upper arms and back. In men, they usually are the abdomen, flanks, and chest or breasts. Liposuction can help you solve these problems.
More recently, plastic surgeons have found that additional areas, such as knees, ankles, the neck, and areas around the breasts and armpits, can also undergo liposuction with wonderful improvement. If you have localized excess fat essentially anywhere on the body surface (except perhaps the upper and lower eyelids), liposuction can correct it.
Many patients want their backs liposuctioned and end up slightly unhappy that they don’t see greater changes. The reason is that the skin on the back is very thick and loose and the thick skin is frequently confused with excess fat. Liposuction of fatty chests or breasts works extremely well on men. The procedure is also a good alternative or integration to male breast reduction surgery (Gynecomastia).
AVOIDING THE MAGIC WAND SYNDROME
Your goal for liposuction should be to improve body contour, understanding that it will not change the way your skin looks. Liposuction removes persistent fat not responsive to diet and exercise. It helps establish more normal proportions between areas of the body. It also improves your appearance both in and out of clothing. A guide to liposuction from the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is available HERE.
At Peninsula Plastic Surgery, Dr. Rosso specializes in liposuction. Get in touch today for a free consultation. Call (310)326-3636 to book a free cosmetic surgery consultation.