Liposuction is a body sculpting procedure to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat. This treatment can be used on many areas of the body, including the neck, arms, back, breasts, hips, love handles, saddlebags, buttocks, thighs, calves, and more. Liposuction remains the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure for both men and women. When you see the results of expertly performed liposuction, it’s easy to see why the procedure is so popular.
It is important to note that no type of liposuction is a substitute for dieting and exercise. Liposuction removes stubborn areas of fat that have not responded to traditional weight loss methods and shouldn’t be thought of as a replacement for a healthy lifestyle. The best liposuction patient is at a normal weight but has pockets of excess fat in certain areas that haven’t been effectively improved through changes in eating habits or activity levels.
Liposuction can be a standalone procedure, but it also can be done in combination with another cosmetic procedure, such as a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, face-lift, mommy makeover, neck lift, or Brazilian Butt Lift.
Liposuction begins with making tiny incisions near the area to be contoured, through which your surgeon can insert a cannula, or hollow surgical tube. Modern liposuction procedures use tiny incisions and very thin instruments to remove fat from specific, targeted areas. The appearance of the scars after surgery depends on several factors, but Dr. Mirmanesh takes care to place the incisions in the most inconspicuous areas on the body as possible. Next, the fatty deposits are broken apart before being removed with suction. Dr. Mirmanesh will strategically sculpt the targeted areas with the cannula to produce the body contours you wish to achieve. The time required to perform liposuction may vary considerably depending on the size of the area and the amount of fat being removed.