October 14, 2006


By Donna McClinton
Cosmetic surgery is evolving day by day. There is a continuous emergence of new procedures that aim to put your body back into shape. More and more people are now using these procedures to look good. Amongst the many medical procedures used, is liposuction. It is a procedure that seeks to remove surplus fat from specific areas of the body thus giving it a sculpted look. The areas include, hips, buttocks, thighs, upper arms, chin, cheeks, neck and also the abdomen. Liposuction is also known by its other names like suction lipectomy or lipoplasty. The methodology of liposuction has undergone numerous refinements over the years. Today, there are numerous techniques such as the tumescent technique, the super-wet technique, and the ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty that are geared towards providing patients with better results and which also promise quicker recovery.

Before going for liposuction you must first evaluate your expectations. Liposuction goes a long way in enhancing a person appearance and self-confidence. But, it does not change an individual’s appearance. You must also be a good candidate for liposuction. If you have normal-weight and possess a firm and elastic skin, with a few areas of excess fat in the body, then you are an ideal candidate for liposuction. Moreover, it is of paramount importance that you must be physically and psychologically healthy, if you want to undergo this treatment. People who have diabetes, poor blood circulations and various other major ailments must not go in for liposuction.

When you first consult your surgeon, he will examine and evaluate your health. The expert will then identify the pockets of fat deposits in your body and also assess your skin condition. It is necessary that you are frank with the doctor in terms of your expectations regarding this procedure and in turn your surgeon must clarify the associated risks and limitations of the procedure. The amount of options and techniques, which are a part of liposuction are indeed overwhelming. You must select the best possible option and your plastic surgeon can help you in this regard. You must select a liposuction specialist who has a proven track record of conducting successful surgeries; he must also be skillful and knowledgeable. Patients are advised to pick a doctor who has a certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
If and when a person decides to go for liposuction, there are whole lists of instructions that must be followed. The patient is given guidelines as to eating habits, drinking, smoking and various other things. In case the patient develops a skin infection, cold or any other type of infection, the surgery might just be postponed. There is a lot of variation with regard to the time required to perform the surgery. It depends on factors like technique used, type of anesthesia given, size of the area and quantity of fat that has to be removed from the designated areas.

Donna McClinton is Senior Patient Advisor at Cosmetic Surgery Consultants one of the UK's leading cosmetic surgery groups. For more information on cosmetic and plastic surgery advice visit http://www.cosmeticsurgeryconsultants.co.uk
Article Source: EzineArticles
Category: Body care

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  1. I cannot believe this article doesn't mention Smart Lipo! For me the results were excellent, without the fear involved with normal liposuction.

  2. Anonymous6:03 PM

    plenty of risks in liposuction.
    For one, it's a surgery. So, it carries risk like any other medical surgeries.
    Just to name a few: toxicity from anesthesia; burns; infection; skin death; overload of heart.....

  3. The decision to have a cosmetic plastic surgery is extremely personal and you'll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable. Your plastic surgeon and his/ or her staff will explain in detail the risks associated with surgery. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo and any risks and potential complications.


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