How Does Liposuction Work?

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It can be a nasty surprise one day when you notice them in the mirror – those “love handles” that seem to have suddenly appeared out of nowhere. There may be a few different reasons why you have them, but you are probably more concerned with how to get rid of them! Liposuction may be the answer for you!

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction isn’t the solution if you have a lot of fat to lose – it is really a way to get rid of those stubborn bits of fat that you can’t seem to get rid of no matter how much you exercise and how much celery you eat in place of cake.

There are different techniques for liposuction, but one of the more popular is tumescent liposuction. The fat to be removed is filled with fluid that functions as an antibiotic and also reduces bleeding and bruising. This fluid also makes the fat cells swell and become firmer, which makes them easier to remove. Small incisions are then made and a cannula (a thin, hollow tube) is inserted and the fat is vacuumed out. Most patients will have two to three areas treated at the same visit.

There are many benefits to liposuction! It is an outpatient procedure, which means you can go home soon after it is complete (although you should have someone drive you home and stay with you for a few hours to make sure your recovery is smooth). It can easily be combined with other procedures, such as a tummy tuck, to ensure you get the results you want. It is permanent and the fat cells won’t return (although you should maintain a healthy lifestyle so that you don’t regain weight). It is very safe and a very commonly performed procedure. It can be used on different areas of the body besides just the abdomen, such as the calves, thighs, back, hips, buttocks, and arms.

Liposuction can get rid of love handles and those extra bits of fat to give you contours in all the right places. Contact David Bogue Plastic Surgery for more information about liposuction. Call the office in Boca Raton, Florida, at 561-886-1000, today!

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