Liposuction – Suction Assisted Lipectomy
Dr. Park’s Approach:
“Liposuction is the using of suction through long thin hollow tubes called cannulas to remove fat from under the skin. It is a wonderful technique to achieve reshaping of certain body parts.
The ideal patient is at a stable body weight, is hopefully near their ideal weight, has good skin tone, and has limited areas which are disproportionately large despite weight loss. These patients can have outstanding results with limited Liposuction. I generally use small cannulas and reserve ultrasound assisted liposuction for very dense, fibrous areas, which will not respond to standard Liposuction.
However, not all patients are at their ideal weight. For these patients, it is essential to clearly define the goals. Liposuction is definitely NOT a substitute for weight loss. It is a reshaping procedure, which works best in a limited area. But it can be used to reduce size in certain larger regions. Common areas for this might be the abdomen or thighs. A patient with a thick abdomen, who desires a slightly thinner appearance, may feel that his/her goals are achieved by a total Abdominal Liposuction procedure, even if the result is not a thin, contoured look.”
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion.
Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the:
- Hips and buttocks
- Abdomen and waist
- Upper arms
- Inner knee
- Chest area
- Cheeks, chin and neck
- Calves and ankles
Liposuction can be performed alone or along with other plastic surgery procedures, such as a Facelift, Breast Reduction or a Tummy Tuck.
What Liposuction won’t do:
Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise.
It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite – the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips, and buttocks – or loose saggy skin.