Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes fat deposits that are not responding to diet and exercise.
Unwanted and disproportionate fatty deposits commonly occur as we age and our weight slowly increases. Some people will have fat deposits, saddle bags for example, from teenage years, and no amount of diet and exercise will eradicate this. Liposuction is a surgical procedure performed to remove excessive fat deposits and re-contour the area.
There are many different tools used to perform liposuction, and most work equally well. Dr. Kerner prefers to use ultrasonic liposuction – VASER – as she feels it removes a greater quantity of fat in thicker, fibrous areas and also promotes better skin tightening.
Liposuction is performed under anesthesia as an outpatient surgery, and the time varies with the amount of tissue to be removed and the location of the fat. Most patients will decide to treat multiple areas at one time to maximize their results and have only one recovery. During your consultation, Dr. Kerner will discuss how liposuction is performed, examine your areas of concern, and give you an honest opinion as to whether this is right for you.
After liposuction, patients wear a compressive garment after surgery for three to six weeks and are able to resume all normal activities when they feel comfortable. Normally it takes four to five months for all the swelling to dissipate and the skin to contract to see the final result. Cellulite, loose and sagging skin, and obesity are not treated with liposuction, and not everyone is a good candidate for the procedure.
Liposuction for men is becoming a common and popular treatment.
Many men notice a progressive and stubborn accumulation of fat both in their abdominal area and in the flanks or “love handles”. Despite exercise and diet, these fat deposits can be very difficult to eradicate. Ultrasound assisted liposuction (UAL) is an excellent way to treat and contour these areas.
UAL is a newer technique that delivers ultrasonic energy to the fat cells to help emulsify (explode) the cells. It works particularly well in areas where the fat is firmer or fibrotic, which is often the case in men. The ultrasound energy also helps to tighten the overlying skin. A man is a good candidate for liposuction if his skin is not too lose, and if the fat lies just under the skin. The “beer belly” abdomen is caused by fat around the organs (visceral fat). This cannot be treated with liposuction, only with weight loss. In your consultation, Dr. Kerner can advise if you are a good candidate for liposuction.
Liposculpture is just a form of liposuction where fat is removed along normal indentions and valleys to recreate the look of a “six pack”. If a man has good abdominal tone, this may be a nice enhancement.
Liposuction is done on an outpatient basis in the operating room, and anesthesia is administered. You will be sore, bruised, and swollen for a week, then rapidly be able to resume all normal activities. For most men, it takes four to five months for reshaping to occur and to see the final result.
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