Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes fat and improves a patient’s body contour. There are different techniques, but in simplistic terms, fat deposits located between the muscle and skin are targeted and removed.
Plastic surgeons commonly use a stainless steel tube called a cannula to remove these fat deposits. The cannula is attached to a suction pump and inserted through a small incision to remove the fat. Dr. Egozi, however, prefers to use the ultrasonic liposuction method on his patients.
Ultrasonic liposuction is a newer and modern technique for removing targeted fat deposits. Ultrasonic probes are utilized to break up the fat deposits and leave behind healthy tissue, which improves skin elasticity and body contour.
Ultrasonic liposuction is considered by many medical professionals to be a more precise and efficient way of removing fat deposits. Cannulas destroy the fat deposits and surrounding tissue, leaving nothing behind to contribute to skin elasticity. The lack of tissue harms the supporting structure of the targeted area and fails to enhance the body’s contour as best as possible.
Dr. Egozi also utilizes the tumescent liposuction technique, which uses fluid and local anesthesia to minimize bruising and dehydration. The special fluid is injected into the patient before the procedure to improve patient safety during, and comfort after surgery. Tumescent liposuction is performed as part of an ultrasonic liposuction, but can also be utilized during a more traditional liposuction that uses cannulas.
Patients choose to do tumescent liposuction for different reasons. Some patients wish to remove fat deposits while others seek to treat cellulite (dimpled skin on the buttocks, hips, and thighs). Liposuction can be performed on a number of areas of the body including the buttocks, back, upper arms, ankles, calves, hips, thighs, inner knees, chin, cheeks, and neck. It is common for liposuctions to be performed as a part of a series of treatment or as part of a mommy makeover.
Every potential ultrasonic liposuction candidate must schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Egozi. During this meeting, the doctor evaluates each patient and provides recommendations based off of his findings and the patient’s desired results.
Liposuction is not an alternative to exercise or a healthy diet. If you are wondering how to find, “Lipo near me“, call to schedule a consultation appointment, feel free to call Dr. Egozi’s office today.