Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world. While this very common procedure isn’t a way to lose weight per se, it does wonders for helping to slim and contour various areas of the body. Liposuction is best-suited to those who are at their ideal weight (or close to it), but still can’t seem to get rid of stubborn localized pockets of fat. When a reasonable diet and regular exercise aren’t cutting it, a modern liposuction procedure may be just what the doctor ordered. Every year, millions of men and women who undergo liposuction procedures enjoy more sleek and youthful figures, thanks to advances in liposuction techniques.
Advanced liposuction at Egozi Plastic Surgery in Tampa
Dr. Egozi’s preferred method is a combination of tumescent and radio frequency liposuction protocols because this minimizes blood loss, bruising, and swelling, setting it apart from more invasive traditional methods. While in the past, surgeons would remove fat with a cannula, failing to inject fluid into the target area pre-surgery, today surgeons use a technique that injects tumescent fluid first, thus preventing blood loss and bruising. Meanwhile, radio frequency assisted liposuction (RFAL) is one of the most modern methods in the world, and uses radio frequency waves to implode fat, while leaving surrounding tissue in place so it can contribute to the overall contour and skin elasticity. Another benefit is that the radio frequency waves generate heat that tighten skin and generates collagen and elastin to give the best results. Breast reductions, tummy tucks, and facelifts are also frequently performed along with liposuction as complementary cosmetic procedures.
Although modern liposuction can be performed on nearly any part of the body, the procedure does target certain areas with greater success. Here are the top 5 most suitable body parts for the best liposuction results:
1. Double chin
As you age, fat can accumulate underneath your chin, whether you’re overweight or not. Due to the great precision of liposuction and its ability to target smaller areas of the body, it can significantly improve the angle of definition between the chin and neck, subtly shaving years off your appearance.
Surely the most common target area for treatments, patients seek out abdominal liposuction to achieve a more proportionate body. The procedure can address flank fat known as a “muffin top” or “love handles,” eradicate resistant abdominal fat post weight loss, or help women lose stubborn fat post childbirth. Indeed, liposuction is hailed as highly effective when it comes to restoring women’s pre-baby bodies.
3. Bat wings
Many women also struggle with fat deposits under their upper arms known commonly as “bat wings.” Weightlifting and dieting are typically incapable of ridding one of this excess fat, which can become very frustrating. Liposuction, however, is a highly effective option in these cases, especially when combined with radio frequency waves to tighten the skin.
The thighs are a troublesome area for many women as well—again, even with diet and exercise. The thicker skin of the outer thighs typically ensures better success, but liposuction can be performed on the inner thighs as well with positive results.
5. Male breasts
Male breasts, aka gynecomastia, is a condition most often caused by hormonal imbalance. Although not medically serious, it can cause a great deal of embarrassment. Liposuction has seen great success in treating patients with gynecomastia. Since the male breast can be dense, Dr. Egozi may additionally recommend complementary procedures for best results.
Have questions about liposuction in Clearwater, Florida? Contact Egozi Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule a consultation and learn more about your options!