Liposuction can be performed under the chin, on the hips, thighs, and stomach, and in the under arm and breast area.
The surgeon inserts a cannula through small incisions in the skin. At the other end of the tube is a vacuum-pressure unit that suctions off the fat.
Many women and men alike experience abnormal bulges of fat which do not respond to weight loss from diet and exercise. Fortunately, liposuction can often treat these difficult areas beneath the skin through just a few tiny incisions.
Areas for Liposuction
Each particular problem area is targeted individually, and areas include the tummy, flanks, hips, neck, inner and outer thighs, upper arms, inner knees, and male breasts. Liposuction ranks among the most popular cosmetic procedures performed throughout the country.
Candidates for Liposuction
Despite all the advantages of liposuction, it does not treat obesity and is not a substitute for weight loss. You should be within 20% of your ideal body weight and have good skin tone, since this procedure does not remove extra skin.
At Richmond Plastic Surgeons, we use the tumescent technique of liposuction which involves placing a wetting solution under the skin prior to removal of the fat. This tumescent solution improves the liposuction, diminishes blood loss and bruising, and adds to your comfort during and after the procedure.