When dieting and exercise are not enough, you may want to consider the well-known benefits of liposuction. Liposuction is best thought of as liposculpture. Liposuction is not a substitute for weight reduction, but rather a method of removing localized fat that doesn’t respond to normal dieting and exercise. Liposuction is a technique to remove unwanted fat deposits from specific areas of the body, including the chin, neck, cheeks, upper arms, above the breasts, the abdomen and “love-handles”, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves, and ankles. There are two basic techniques used in liposuction: tumescent and ultrasonic. Both techniques share core surgical elements. In fact, even if ultrasound is used, it is usually followed by tumescent liposuction.
Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a “tummy tuck,” is a frequently performed surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall, resulting in a smoother, flatter appearance of the abdomen. The procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen that can result from pregnancy or weight gain. This procedure does produce a permanent scar – which, depending on the extent of the original problem and the surgery required to correct it, can extend from hip to hip.
*Results may vary for each individual.