Liposuction is a process that removes excess fat to improve the contours and proportion of your body. Not a weight loss procedure or an effective way to remove cellulite, it is a technique that is useful for removing pockets of fat in different parts of the body that are immune to diet and exercise. The result is a trimmer, smoother body and the improved self-confidence that comes with knowing your body looks the way you want it to. The most commonly treated areas for liposuction are the back, abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, upper arms, ankles, and neck under the chin; the process is also part of male breast reduction surgery.
Plastic surgery experts such as Dr. Eko of Eko Plastic Surgery choose from modern liposuction procedures that use liquid, vibration, ultrasound, or lasers to liquefy fat. Liposuction is often a part of many other surgeries, such as arm and thigh lifts that both need fat removed and skin tightened.
After the process, patients may experience temporary swelling and bruising; it often helps to support the surgical area and reshape the body by wearing a light spandex body shaper or other support garment. The results are instantaneous. Since fat cells are removed permanently, new fat usually does not concentrate in the area that was treated. In the procedure, Dr. Eko leaves a thin layer of fat between skin and muscle to achieve a natural look; if a patient regains weight, the fatty layer will expand, so proper diet and exercise is important for the long-term success of this procedure.
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