Sometimes it doesn’t matter how much exercise you do and what diet you follow, stubborn pockets of fat still cling to your body like they’ve got no plans on moving out. That’s where liposuction comes in. This very popular surgery for men and for women breaks down that fat and removes it from your body.
However, deciding the what’s, where’s and how’s of liposuction in Salt Lake City, UT, can be like walking through a swamp – there are so many options for fat removal and techniques that can be used, you might feel like you’re trapped in the mud.
Look at reviews written by happy clients and arrange a consultation to find out what liposuction is all about. Your doctor of choice is qualified to explain the different types available and how they work, discuss risks and side-effects and help you find the best solution. Before and after photographs will also give you a chance to see what you could look like.
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Utah Liposuction surgery
Liposuction is sometimes described as using a vacuum to suck unwanted fat out of the body. While the process might not sound very appealing, increasing numbers of people who have battled with unsightly fat, just like you, have been thrilled with the difference it has made.
However, Liposuction surgery is not a quick-fix that will solve your problems without some input of your own. How well it works and how long its effects last lies partly in your commitment to the process.
To be suitable for liposuction, you should have no serious underlying conditions and you shouldn’t be too far over your goal weight. Removing too much fat can jeopardize both the success of the surgery and its safety.
You will also need to be prepared to start on healthy lifestyle before the surgery by adopting a balanced diet and exercise program. That way you will be sure to be fit enough both to handle the surgery itself, and, in all likelihood, will continue to live healthily. This should keep the fat from returning and make your new look last a lot longer.
Contour your body
Areas most frequently treated are “saddle bag” thighs and “love handles” but body contouring can improve the shape of many areas, even those where there are large areas of fat. Lipo can sculpt the breasts, upper arms, waist, back, hips, and buttocks. It can even remove fat from the knees or a particularly fine approach can be used to give a male the ultimate “six pack”.
Lipoplasty (the medical term for lipo, liposuction or liposculpture) can also be combined with other plastic surgery. It can be used in conjunction with breast lifts or enhancements as well as butt or face lifts. The fat is extracted from one area and implanted in another area of the body.
Techniques of liposuction
New techniques have been added to the liposuction field in recent years, including tumescent and laser liposuction procedures such as Smartlipo. These newcomers are now competing for their share of the fat removal sector, and in some cases, like smartlipo, are used in conjunction with the three traditional suction methods.
Traditional methods involve manual or mechanical pressure to break down the fat, or ultrasound to liquefy it, before it is removed from the body. These three stalwarts (Suction Assisted, Power Assisted and Ultrasound Assisted) are still the most effective at removing the most fat in one procedure and the best at dealing with large fatty areas.
The tumescent technique targets localized areas of body fat. It uses a diluted local anesthetic and a capillary constrictor, which makes them to swell and become firm, making liposuction easier. The loss of blood is reduced and a general anesthetic, narcotics and sedatives are not necessary.
Laser liposuction, used in many techniques including smartlipo, uses fiber-optic lasers to melt fat. The laser treatment has the advantage of tightening the skin, preventing sagginess forming where fat is removed. It is also involves minimal invasion with very small incisions needed and can be used effectively on more difficult small areas such as the chin and neck.
However, while it is not as effective as traditional liposuction in dealing with large areas in one treatment, it can be helpful in dealing with them when combined with the more traditional techniques. Very good results have been achieved when lipolysis, or laser treatment, is used to melt the fat prior to surgery, making fat removal easier during liposuction surgery.
Other fat removal techniques are available in Utah which are non-invasive and non-surgical. These include stand-alone laser treatments, injections, and freezing. However, while some show definite results, they can only deal with small areas and involve multiple treatments, spread over a fairly long period, to bring about less dramatic results than traditional liposuction does with one surgery.
How much will liposuction cost?
Differing needs and techniques make pricing complicated. The best person to advise and help you in making the process as affordable as possible is your doctor. You can ask about the price, discuss financing and find out about specials on treatments.