youre considering liposuction....
Suction-assisted lipectomyalso known as liposuction, fat
suction, or suction lipectomy-is a technique to remove unwanted
fat deposits from specific areas of the body, including the
chin, neck, and cheeks; the upper arms and above the breasts;
the abdomen, buttocks, hips, and thighs; and the knees, calves,
and ankles. Liposuction is not a substitute for weight reduction,
but a method of removing localized fat that doesnt respond
to dieting and exercise.
Liposuction can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence,
but it wont necessarily change your looks to match your
ideal, or cause other people to treat you differently. Before
you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations
and discuss them with your surgeon.
The best candidates for liposuction are of relatively normal
weight but have pockets of excess fat in particular areas. You
should be physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic
in your expectations. Most important, having firm, elastic skin
will result in a better final contour. (Hanging skin wont
reshape to your bodys new contours, and may require an
additional procedure to surgically remove the excess skin. This
procedure will leave visible scars.)
Suction lipectomy is not recommended if youve had recent
surgery on the spot to be sculpted, if you have poor circulation
in that area, or if you have heart or lung disease. You should
also understand that liposuction by itself will not improve
the dimpled skin known as cellulite.