Liposuction (Body Contouring) Memphis
A variety of different body-contouring techniques are employed by surgeons to enhance the shape of various areas of the body. These body-sculpting methods are effective in eliminating excess skin and fat that does not respond to exercise and diet. Liposuction is one such body-sculpting technique commonly used by numerous surgeons.
Liposuction allows the surgeon to precisely sculpt specific parts of the patient’s body to make them look slimmer and in better shape. The surgeon uses just a few small incisions to target the stubborn fat deposits in these body parts.
The procedure helps in permanently removing the fat cells from target areas. A range of different liposuction methods are available, and your surgeon will discuss all of your options with you during your initial consultation.
The Liposuction Procedure
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure used for improving your natural body contours with the removal of excess fat deposits between the muscle and skin. Tumescent liposuction is the most common type of liposuction surgery. This fat-removal technique involves the injection of tumescent fluid at the start of the procedure, which serves to minimize bleeding and anesthetize the area.
After the tumescent fluid is injected, medical suctioning equipment is used in conjunction with a tiny tube known as a cannula. This cannula is connected to the suction pump. The cannula is inserted by the surgeon into the targeted fat areas through tiny incisions.
It is then used to create small tunnels through the fat tissues. It loosens the fat cells, making them easier to remove using medical suction. The small tunnels collapse once post-surgical healing takes place.
Minimizing the number of fat cells in the treatment area causes the area to shrink in volume and results in a significant improvement in your body contours.
There isn’t any maximum age limit when evaluating the candidacy of a person for a liposuction surgery. Patients must be in good physical and mental health before undergoing liposuction and must have realistic expectations for its results.
An ideal candidate for a liposuction procedure is either close to or already maintaining a healthy weight. He or she is only looking to get body contouring and is not seeking a weight-loss procedure.
Recovery and Results
After liposuction surgery, your doctor may have you wear a compression garment over the treated areas. Alternatively, elastic bandages may be used for the same purpose. This is done to control any swelling and also to compresses the skin against the newly formed body contours for better healing. Your surgeon may even place tiny temporary drains in the incisions underneath your skin for removing any excess fluid or blood.
You will be able to see your enhanced body contours once the fluid retention and swelling commonly associated with the liposuction procedure subside. The results of your liposuction surgery will be long lasting, but it will be essential for you to maintain a healthy stable weight afterwards through dieting and exercising properly. It is important to remember that with the natural aging of your body, you may not retain all the firmness imparted by liposuction.
Make an Appointment for a Consultation
Contact our office and arrange a consultation with Dr. Williams to find out more about the liposuction procedure and what it can do for you. You will be able to see before and after photos and can ask any questions you may have.