Lose Unwanted Fat
Are you generally pretty happy with the way your body looks, but find that no matter how much you exercise, you just can’t seem to get rid of a few little problem areas? Liposuction from Boston’s Dr. Christopher Davidson may be a dream come true for you. A highly effective body contouring surgery is the most common cosmetic plastic surgery procedure performed in the United States today.
Liposuction is both an artistic and scientific procedure that sculpts and defines your body contours by removing unwanted fat with a thin tube attached to a vacuum device. Dr. Davidson can target specific areas. Although this surgical fat removal is ideal for people who have isolated deposits of fat, it is not recommended for weight loss and will not typically produce any major weight loss results.
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Liposuction: The Procedures
Sometimes no matter how much we exercise, it seems as if we can’t get the results we want on problem areas of the body. Women frequently voice dissatisfaction with the appearance of their thighs, hips, and belly. If your routine isn’t giving you the results you want, perhaps liposuction can get you the rest of the way there.
Liposuction can focus on problem areas such as the hips, thighs, and abdomen mentioned above, as well as knees, ankles, chin and neck, and arms. Liposuction is just as effective when performed on its own as it is in conjunction with other surgical procedures. If you want to learn more about lipo, Dr. Davidson can help you!
How much is liposuction, in terms of cost? Because details can vary widely from patient to patient, the scope of your customized procedure, the expected duration of the surgery session, the cost, and other details will be determined after a successful consultation.
During a lipo procedure, he will make a tiny incision through which he will insert a wand to loosen and suction the excess fat. There are three major types of liposuction techniques, each involving different kinds of suction equipment.
Suction-Assisted Liposuction (SAL)
This is the traditional method by which Dr. Davidson removes fat by inserting a small, hollow tube connected to a vacuum pressure unit. He directs this tube, known as a cannula, into areas to be suctioned through tiny incisions.
Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL)
This technique uses a powered tube that moves back and forth through the fat tissue in a rapid motion. PAL demands less force on the part of the doctor to remove unwanted fat, especially in areas of more fibrous tissue. PAL is not ultrasonic, and no heat is generated.
Ultrasound-Assisted Lipoplasty (UAL)
This technique uses a special tube that produces ultrasonic energy to liquefy fat, which can then be suctioned out. UAL takes a bit longer than traditional liposuction, but is especially effective for certain fibrous areas of your body, such as the upper back or male breasts that have become enlarged.
The physical removal of fat is the only way to ensure it can no longer contribute to a bulge. Dieting and exercise shrink fat cells, but do not reduce the total number of these cells in the overall body or in a specific area. If given the opportunity, these smaller fat cells can grow again in size, causing bulges to re-appear where they had been eliminated. Continued healthy living can keep the treated area slim, and though new weight gain can cause fat to bulge out again, it tends to do so in different areas.
Liposuction: Before and After Photos
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You will see almost immediate results after your liposuction procedure is complete, and they will continue to improve as your swelling subsides. If you had your procedure under general anesthesia, you will typically require one to three hours of postanesthesia observation before being discharged home. Compression garments or taping of the treated areas will help reduce swelling, and are recommended for about four to six weeks. Oral medication will control any initial discomfort you may feel.
Beyond Liposuction in Boston
Liposuction may be performed alone, but is frequently included as part of a more comprehensive procedure, including a facelift, neck lift, or tummy tuck. It is often a part of a Mommy Makeover, and can be used in an effective element of both male and female breast reduction if necessary.