By Dr. Miguel Delgado
Liposuction is a safe, effective way of removing undesirable fat deposits. The benefits of liposuction are more than just physical. If you are unhappy with the saggy spots of flesh in concentrated areas, liposuction can give you a renewed confidence and self-esteem.
Liposuction works best with people who are a normal weight but have localized areas of excess fat. These spots are usually found in the buttocks, hips, thighs, chin, knees, love handles, or along waistline. The abdomen continues to be the number one area treated by liposuction. In some cases, liposuction is used to remove sweat glands in the underarm that cause excessive sweating.
Liposuction removes areas of fat using thin suction tubes. Small incisions are made and these tubes are placed into your body fat. The tube attaches to a vacuum and the excess fat is drawn out of your body. The length of the procedure depends on the amount of fat being removed and the way your body responds to the treatment.
It is important to remember that liposuction is not intended as a weight-loss technique. Liposuction is a procedure used to remove excess fat from otherwise healthy individuals. If you are a healthy, normal-weight person with elastic skin or pockets of excess fat, you may be a good candidate for liposuction surgery.
It is important to participate in a confidential consultation for liposuction procedures, so that prospective patients can make informed decisions about the surgery.