If you feel like Liposuction is becoming more common today, that’s because it is. Liposuction is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the U.S. Since 1992 there has been a 264% increase in the number of Liposuction treatments in the United States with more than 172,000 done in since the 2000s. This increasingly popular treatment helps those struggling with excess fat deposits in unflattering areas. If you’re trying to smooth out tough spots, it might be time to look into Liposuction at EZCare Clinic in San Francisco. Get your body into the shape it deserves.
Liposuction is a type of surgery that has become popular for cosmetic purposes. Liposuction aims to remove unwanted fat as a way to improve a person’s appearance. Sometimes it is known as body contouring, but the results are the same: a smoother and well-defined look in the unflattering area of the patient’s choosing. Liposuction is useful for improving the look of the body in different areas, including:
Under the chin
If one of these areas is a particular sore spot for you, it might be time to look into Liposuction in San Francisco.
Types of Liposuction
Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat cells from the body. The doctor makes a small incision in the skin then inserts a sharp-edged tube that cuts the fat cells and vacuums it out of the body. Fluid containing anesthetic and blood-clotting medicines is injected under the skin as part of most procedures (Medline.gov, 2017).
Also known as a fluid injection, tumescent liposuction is by far the most common type of liposuction. Tumescent liposuction involves a doctor injecting a large amount of medicated fluid into the problem area before the fat is removed. Sometimes the medicated liquid triples the amount of fat being removed. The medicated fluid is typically composed of a local anesthetic, a drug that contracts the blood vessels like epinephrine, and an intravenous salt solution. The local anesthetic helps numb the area during the surgery and it is frequently the only anesthesia needed for the procedure. Epinephrine fluid helps reduce the loss of blood, bruising, and swelling. The intravenous salt solution is what loosens the fat and allows it to be sucked away. While this type of liposuction generally takes longer than other types, it is the most consistent of the Liposuction procedures.
This is similar to the fluid injection Liposuction, however instead of using a large amount of fluid to remove the fat, a very small amount is used instead. While this technique is quite a bit faster than the fluid injection Liposuction, it does have its drawbacks. Since the patient is receiving less of the medical cocktail from the initial injection, they might require sedation, a drug that makes you drowsy, or general anesthesia, a drug that puts you into a deep sleep.
UAL uses ultrasonic vibrations to turn fat cells into liquid. After the Ultrasound vibrations turn the fat into a liquid, a standard liposuction technique is used to remove the excess fat. UAL can be done in two ways: externally by use of a special emitter, or it can be done internally with a small, heated tube. UAL is much better at removing fat cells from tough, fibrous spots in the body like the upper back or the male breast. Generally, UAL is used in conjunction with other Liposuction techniques in order to guarantee precision, so follow-up appointments may be required in order to get the desired effect.
LAL uses laser energy to liquefy fat cells. Much like the Ultrasound-assisted liposuction, after the cells are liquefied they can be vacuumed out or allowed to drain out through small tubes. Because the tube used in LAL is quite a bit smaller than the tubes used for other Liposuction procedures, doctors prefer to use this method in cramped spaces like the chin, jowls, and face. LAL also has the added benefit of stimulating collagen production in the skin. As a result, the skin is less likely to sag after a LAL procedure.
After a Liposuction procedure, a certain amount of recovery time is required. Most patients will be able to go home the same day that they have the surgery. Patients may find themselves achy, stiff or numb for a few days after the procedure, but generally, most are back to their normal routines after some rest. Some doctors might recommend that patients wear a special support garment for a few weeks to aid in recovery. The results of your Liposuction procedure might not be readily apparent after the surgery. It might take a couple of weeks for the fluid and irritation to reabsorb into the body.
An important thing to remember is Liposuction is not for everyone. Those seeking a dramatic weight loss should look elsewhere. Part of the requirements for seeking Liposuction surgery is the patient has a low body fat content. Ideal candidates for Liposuction have normal or nearly normal weight and want to remove disproportionate fat accumulation. Liposuction is not appropriate for those seeking a quick cure for obesity.
In addition, Liposuction is not a solution for those looking to keep weight off. While the procedure does remove fat cells from the body, those remaining can always grow larger. Individuals looking to keep their post-surgery shape should keep with any diet and exercise routines that they currently have in place.