Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is the simple removing unwanted fat through a vacuum to reduce fat bulges or pockets. A vacuum tube is inserted into the fat area, where fat is removed but the essential blood and lymphatic vessels, along with nerve and connective tissues encased in a supportive cellular matrix structure, stays intact. Although it can be expensive, invasive and very uncomfortable, within hours fat is gone, and over the next couple weeks your recovery begins.
Remarkably Liposuction selectively removes only the fat without injuring the surrounding skin tissue. This is commonly performed on chin, neck, arms, abdomen, thighs and buttocks. The procedure requires a small incision so that a tool called a cannula can be inserted to remove unwanted fat. With the added use of ultrasound and laser technologies, liposuction allows technicians and surgeons to sculpt and shape the curves of the body. Although this is not intended as a weight-loss method, liposuction works best for getting rid of large areas of hard to reach, unwanted fat bulges in areas where diet and exercise don't work. The Liposuction procedure has gone through a dramatic transformation since its invention more than 30 years ago.
HOW TO ACHIEVE GREAT RESULTS
If you are considering getting Liposuction, it's important to have realistic expectations. Although results will very, your final results are not always immediate. The liposuction treatment depends on a number of factors as your age, lifestyle, skin’s elasticity, weight and overall health. A good candidate for this is someone relatively healthy, reasonably fit, at a normal weight, and exercises semi-regularly, has healthy, elastic skin and specific areas of their body that don't respond to diet and exercise.
Best for targeting fat on: The area underneath the chin
What it is: An injectable that uses deoxycholic acid to destroy fat
How it works: When Kybella is injected, the deoxycholic acid a naturally occurring element in the body helps break up fat) works to dissolve and permanently extinguish fat cells in the area, which the body disposes of naturally over the coming months through your lymphatic system. At least 1-2 sessions are recommended to fully eradicate the fat cells, but the results are not as predictable as with liposuction.
What it is: A procedure using HIFU high-intensity focused ultrasound technology
Best for targeting fat on: The flanks, abdomen and waistline
How it works: Using ultrasound energy, Liposonix reaches deep layers of skin to destroy unwanted fat without disrupting the skin or its surrounding tissues. The treatment head is placed on the area, and the energy destroys the fat cells beneath the surface layers of skin. Then, the body naturally expels the fat. According to the company, after one treatment session, which can sometimes be accompanied by discomfort or a cold, prickling, tingling or warm sensation, about one inch can be lost from the waistline after eight to 12 weeks post-treatment.