This is a successful solution for those who wish to
shed fat around areas of their bodies that are otherwise resistant to
diet and exercise.
The most commonly performed areas for liposuction
at Beleza Plastic Surgery,
Pittsburgh are the upper arms, thighs, abdomen and
knees, as well as the chin and neck.
Techniques Pittsburgh plastic surgeons use for liposuction
are power assisted liposuction, ultrasound assisted lipectomy, and laser
liposuction. While it is an effective procedure, liposuction is not a
substitution for healthy living, and should not be treated as such. Liposuction,
also known as lipoplasty, liposculpture or suction lipectomy is a
cosmetic surgery operation that removes fat from many different sites on
the human body. Areas affected can range from the abdomen, buttocks,
thighs, to the neck, backs of the arms and elsewhere. Liposuction is not
a low-effort alternative to exercise and diet. It is a form of body
contouring with significant risks and should not be considered a weight
loss method. The amount of fat removed varies by doctor, method, and
patient, but is typically less than 10 pounds .There are several factors
that limit the amount of fat that can be safely removed in one session
of liposuction. Ultimately, the operating physician and the patient make
the decision. There are negative aspects to removing too much fat.
Unusual lumpiness and/or grooves in the skin can be seen in those
patients who are "over-suctioned". The more fat removed the higher the
Liposuction is commonly applied to shape
- Abdomen and waist
- Cheeks, lower jaw, and neck
- Upper arms
- Chest and breasts
- Hips and buttocks
The most encouraging aspect of this cosmetic
procedure is that the fat cells, once removed from your body, will not
be replenished. This means the results will be long lasting, especially
with proper nutrition and exercise to maintain the body's shape.
Is the fat removal permanent?
Research shows that people who have liposuction are three times more
likely to gain weight if they don't follow a healthy diet after
liposuction. But those who follow a healthy diet are twice as likely to
lose weight after liposuction. The suctioned fat cells are permanently
gone. However, if the patient does not diet and exercise properly, the
remaining fat cell neighbors could still enlarge, creating
irregularities. Consequently people are much more likely to be happy
with their long term results after liposuction if they make other
healthy lifestyle changes.
For Liposuction, Pittsburgh PA
residents can call our Pittsburgh Plastic surgery office at
412-952-9299 to schedule your personal consultation.