27 Apr Liposuction Complements Nearly Every Other Surgery
A lot of people call John Park MD Plastic Surgery about liposuction, but most of the time what patients really want is a different surgery that lipo complements. Liposuction is a well-known procedure and the only immediate solution to removing fat cells for good. Diet and exercise can shrink fat cells and when fat cells are just shrunk, they can always increase in size again. Plus, even with the benefits of a good diet and healthy exercise, it doesn’t allow for targeted fat loss. We’re all born with a unique shape and fat cell distribution. A lot of women want to decrease fat in their waist but keep the beautiful curves in their breasts, hips, buttocks, and thighs. You can’t pick and choose where you lose fat with diet and exercise—but you can with liposuction.
Lipo works by inserting a tiny cannula (tube) into the target area. Anesthesia is used during liposuction for optimal comfort. The ideal number of fat cells are removed through suction. Results from liposuction are immediate, although some very minor swelling and bruising may occur. Patients see full results in just a couple of weeks after liposuction. You’ll enjoy peace of mind knowing that the fat cells removed with lipo will never come back. You and your surgeon can contour and sculpt your body to an ideal shape, but you may want to add some complementary procedures in for optimal results.
Which Surgeries Pair with Liposuction?
It’s somewhat rare that a patient truly only wants liposuction. Usually, breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, and a facelift are what they’re really after, and lipo complements their desired results. Breast augmentation uses breast implants to enhance the volume and shape of the breasts. Sometimes a breast lift, or the removal of excess breast tissue, may be beneficial in conjunction with breast implants. However, it’s important to not overlook the role liposuction can play in breast augmentation.
The most obvious use of liposuction during breast surgery is during breast reduction. Such a surgery often requires the removal of breast fat and tissue to achieve a balanced, beautiful shape. However, lipo is also regularly used during a breast lift and breast augmentation, too. Bra bulge is a very common complaint, and it can be caused by fat near the breast. Combining a breast surgery with lipo further enhances the final shape and size of the breast. You can also combine liposuction in the back with breast surgery to vanquish any bra bulge caused by straps in this area, too.
Liposuction with Tummy Tucks
Whether you’re thinking about a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck, liposuction is almost always used with these surgeries. A full tummy tuck involves the removal of lax skin on the belly with the tightening of the abdominal muscles. A mini tummy tuck only removes skin from below the belly button. Skin laxity is just one cause of a belly that isn’t as flat as you’d like. It’s also common for pockets of fat to be on the tummy, and it can be stubborn—resistant to both diet and exercise. Liposuction with a tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck ensures you achieve the taut, flat belly you deserve.
Finally, many are surprised to learn that lipo is very common with a facelift. Facelifts address skin laxity in the lower half of the face and the neck. Getting a strong jawline and chin helps patients look more youthful, rested, and revitalized. Small amounts of fat cells can get in the way of achieving this look, and they can be instantly removed with liposuction under the chin and around the jawline.
Learning About Lipo
Of course, there are some instances where lipo alone is just what a patient needs to get the results they want. Areas that are popular for lipo only include the upper arms, thighs, and below the buttocks. You can learn more about customizing a treatment approach just for you during a complimentary consultation. Liposuction is a fantastic avenue for contouring, sculpting, and targeting fat loss, whether you have lipo by itself or with another procedure.
Start your journey today with a complimentary, no-pressure consultation. Call John Park MD Plastic Surgery at (949) 777-6883 to find out more about liposuction, breast surgery, tummy tucks, and facelifts.