When a strict diet and exercise regimen cannot eliminate unwanted fats. As people age and fat is repositioned all over the body, some areas are stubborn against regular workouts, so liposuction can help reduce annoying fat deposits in the body. Although this procedure is not a substitute for exercise and a healthy diet, it can reshape stubborn areas of the body and reshape a person’s body.
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure used to permanently suction and removes fat deposits from certain areas of the body. This procedure can target the abdomen, arms, buttocks, hips, thighs, or neck, sculpting the body by permanently removing excess fat, making it appear lumpy.
Liposuction is not a weight loss method of exchanging diet and exercise. However, what liposuction will do is access and eliminate those fats that do not respond to diet and exercise.
It is often used to enhance other cosmetic surgical procedures, such as facelifts, breast reduction, and plastic surgery, by removing excess fat that supports the final results of these procedures.
What are the advantages of liposuction?
Everyone has areas of the body that are difficult to tighten or that are immune to exercise and diet. This process will remove excess fat deposits from these areas allowing the skin to lay down smoother, giving it a more toned appearance.
Long-term improvements while maintaining a healthy weight. Liposuction should not be performed as a means of losing weight, rather it should be a sculpting process to get rid of small patches of fat. Moreover, this process will not get rid of loose skin.
Men and girls alike can enjoy liposuction to sculpt various areas of their bodies.
How is liposuction performed?
- Before this process, the targeted areas of the body are marked with circles and lines.
- Anesthesia is performed to relieve any discomfort during the operation.
- Small incisions are made through which a small hollow tube called the cannula is inserted. The cannula is manipulated in a massive back-and-forth motion to suction out fat deposits within the targeted areas.
- Once removed, fat deposits are suctioned from the body through multiple small incisions.
- The entire liposuction procedure can take up to two hours, after which the patient is transferred to a hospital room and monitored.
- The patient will return home on the same day of the operation.
Why is liposuction ideal for a 50-year-old?
Maintaining vitality and well-being is a top priority during this decade of life. It is more difficult during this decade to sculpt all areas of the body through exercise, even with a healthy diet, so this process is an option that can get rid of fat cells on an ongoing basis.
For men and girls in their fifties, this procedure is appropriate because their bodies are fully mature and lifestyle choices have stabilized their weight and body composition. The skin is gorgeous and can usually form the new shape created by liposuction. Taking care of the sagging skin of a person in their fifties may affect the number of fats removed from the area during the procedure.
What is the age limit for liposuction?
In the past, traditional liposuction procedures may have been physically painful for older patients as these methods required a long incision, which could lead to more scarring in older patients, and required more aggressive techniques to remove fat, which could lead to longer recovery periods, and could be the extended healing process increases the risk of infection and can leave old skin loose.
Nowadays, one’s health is more important than age to see the results of this procedure. And with the latest advances such as Vaser’s high-precision liposuction, older patients can get the results they need without experiencing a shock.
Who might be a good candidate for liposuction?
Because liposuction sculpts targeted areas and reduces unwanted fatty pockets, it should be used in patients who are at a healthy weight.
A suitable candidate for this procedure should be in really good shape overall but cannot get rid of stubborn fat from areas where it naturally accumulates with age.
The first sites include the abdomen, flanks, thighs, lower back, buttocks, and thus the neck. Men with highly developed breast tissue, a condition called gynecomastia, are assisted with liposuction in many cases, in addition to male breast reduction surgery.
Patients who primarily benefit from this procedure have good skin elasticity, which means that the skin naturally “rebounds” to fit the new lines once the underlying fat is far from the treated area.
How much does liposuction cost?
The price of your liposuction procedure depends on the areas you want to focus on and whether you want to combine the procedure with other surgery.
Among other factors, the price of any reconstructive surgery varies based on the specific needs of the patient, the surgeon’s experience and qualifications, and therefore the geographical area in which the practice is located.
Dr. Ali Jaber strives to keep prices competitive with other plastic surgeons around.
What does the recovery period look like after liposuction?
Your recovery from this procedure is incredibly dependent on the number of areas you treated, and therefore the volume of fat removed.
Whether another surgery, such as breast augmentation, is performed along with your procedure will also affect your downtime.
Normal symptoms after surgery include swelling, bruising, and pain in the area you treated. You may be asked to wear a surgical compression garment for several weeks after surgery.
It is recommended to refrain from intense exercise for a few weeks after surgery, but most patients return to normal shape within a week and resume normal activities after one month.
What results are often expected with liposuction?
It may take up to several months to a year to determine the full and final results of liposuction,” Dr. Ali Jaber says, “the patient must follow a healthy lifestyle to maintain the final result of the surgery”, and the duration of the final results is the presence of signs of swelling and presence of skin saggy, and after six months, you’ll celebrate your new slimmer figure and gain a new level of body confidence.