Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty and suction lipectomy, is a surgical procedure designed to improve the body shape by removing unwanted fat deposits from targeted areas of the body. Areas commonly treated using liposuction are the abdomen, buttocks, cheeks, chin, hips, knees, neck, thighs, and upper arms. Liposuction may be performed along with other procedures, such as abdominoplasty, breast reduction or facelift surgery. There are several fairly recent developments in liposuction which offer many benefits over the traditional techniques. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction and tumescent liposuction are two of these techniques and they typically involve quicker recovery times and more precise results.
The best candidate for liposuction is a person who is physically healthy and of normal weight but with areas of excess fat that are resistant to regular diet and exercise. Patients should also be psychologically stable and have realistic expectations of what the procedure can offer. Results of the procedure are dependent on skin elasticity so older patients with diminished skin elasticity may not achieve the same results as a younger patient.
Liposuction can successfully improve the shape of the body and, like many cosmetic procedures, may improve one’s self image as well. After surgery, you’re likely to find that you’re able to wear a wider variety of clothing than before. Liposuction is not a substitute for regular exercise and a healthy diet. Staying committed to exercise and eating well will help you to maintain your liposuction results.
Dr. Reeder performs liposuction surgical procedures in Centerville, Tipp City, Sidney, Celina, St. Marys, Greenville, and Dayton Ohio.