Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the world. The procedure has evolved to include liposculpture and ultrasonic liposculpture. Ultrasonic liposculpture is a technique in which a metal probe is inserted through an incision in the skin into the depths of the fatty compartments of the body. The probe is moved back and forth in different directions. Next, the fat is removed using the routine liposuction technique. Unfortunately, the use the the ultrasound machine increases the length of the incision because of the size of the probe that is inserted.
Are You A Good Candidate?
The best candidate is someone under 40 'cause their skin has better elasticity. The surgery can also be performed on old patients, but the best results are obtained in patients under the age of 40.
Liposuction isn't a cure for obesity nor is it a tool to get rid of cellulite. Liposuction is a great way to lose those last fifteen pounds that seem resistant to diet and exercise.
Where Should You Get Liposuction
Liposuction works best on neck, face, breasts, arms, chest, abdomen, hips, thighs, knees, and ankles.
Facial liposuction works well for those who are young and have little excess skin. Incisions are made behind each ear; the surgery takes around one hour and can be performed under light IV sedation or general anesthesia. Sutures remain in place for a week or so and are then removed. After removal a compression garment is worn round the clock and later is only worn at night for a month.
Arm liposuction is helpful for people who have rolls of fat on their arms. Two to four small incisions are made, afterwards expect to be black and blue for two to 3 weeks afterward. You will have to wear a compression garment on your arms for a month.