Liposuction New Jersey
Liposuction is the most common plastic surgery procedure performed today. It will permanently remove fat from problem areas and improve the shape of the region by sculpting the fat. It has different names and techniques. Suction assisted liposuction, tumescent liposuction, and power assisted liposuction all involve the same procedure. Ultrasonic liposuction uses sound waves, in addition, to help remove fatty tissue. Still others use laser energy to melt the fat. All techniques have one thing in common. They all require conventional liposuction to remove or evacuate the fat.
Contrary to popular belief, liposuction is frequently performed on men and women who are not overweight. These people lead a healthy lifestyle and workout regularly. They have problem areas, such as their hips or thighs that are resistant to diet and exercise. The procedure also works well on patients who are over their ideal body weight and have localized fat deposits. It is not a substitute for weight reduction. It is ideally suited for the lower body but can also be used on the neck, arms, and even breasts in men ( gynecomastia ) and women ( reduction mammoplasty ).
The procedure is performed by placing small incisions (about ½ inch in size) in natural skin folds, where possible. A tumescent fluid is infused, which permits gentle removal of fat. Small cannulas (tubes) attached to a suction machine are passed repeatedly through these incisions to remove the fat. The empty spaces once occupied by fat will coalesce and flatten to recontour the region. Post operative swelling is normal and can last several weeks. A compression garment or girdle must be worn to help minimize swelling. Natural elasticity in the skin will permit tightening after the procedure. Conditions which alter this elasticity such as pregnancy, weight change or age will affect the amount of skin tightening that occurs. Patients my return to work after several days. Strenuous activities are not permitted for 4 weeks.
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