The shape of an individual’s body is influenced by both heredity and environmental factors. Heredity is the primary determinant of ones body habitus. It is the hereditary component that results in diet-resistant bulges in average weight individuals. For most women this means unsightly bulges in the lower abdomen, hips, inner thighs and saddlebag area. In males, the flanks, abdomen and chest are the areas most commonly affected.
Liposuction removes fat from your body using suction. During liposuction, small, thin, blunt-tipped tubes (cannula) are inserted through tiny cuts in the skin. Fat is suctioned out through these tubes as the doctor moves the tubes around under the skin to target specific fat deposits. Liposuction is usually very effective at removing fat deposits in small areas. But if you regain weight after having liposuction, the fatty bulges that were removed are likely to return or may appear in a different place. Some improvement in body contour is usually noticeable right after surgery, and improvement may continue for several weeks or even months as the swelling goes away. The full effects of having liposuction may not be visible for several months to a year.
At Atlantic Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa, our expertise in the latest techniques of awake liposuction will yield the results you desire with reduced downtime, extreme comfort and safety.