Liposuction, or lipoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that removes small and large volumes of subcutaneous fat. During the surgery, your surgeon uses medical devices that break up and suck out fat cells. It’s one of the most popular surgeries in the plastic surgery industry. However, many misconceptions about liposuction remain.
As a result, the Sacramento Surgical Arts team is clarifying some of the facts about fat removal surgery. In addition, we’ll discuss what your options are regarding liposuction treatment in Sacramento, CA.
Liposuction Is Dangerous
Although liposuction has its risks like any procedure, those risks have been significantly reduced in the last decade. During your surgery, your doctor has two options. One option is that the doctor numbs the area with local anesthesia and keeps you awake. The second option is using general anesthesia to put you to sleep while he or she removes fat. Then, the surgeon makes a tiny incision and inserts a small device that looks like a wand, called a cannula that will loosen and remove subcutaneous fat.
Not only is general and local anesthesia safer, but smaller incisions also minimize the risks that could previously occur during surgery. In addition, doctors have developed extraction methods and have better tools that reduce swelling, bleeding, and bruising.
Lipoplasty Isn’t for Overweight or Older People
The ideal candidate for fat removal surgery used to be young, healthy people with small areas of fat they couldn’t get rid of through diet and exercise. However, technological advancements have made cosmetic surgery safer for overweight and older people. Not to mention, large volume fat removal is becoming increasingly popular as more people struggle with weight gain.
The type of person who is or isn’t a good candidate for plastic surgery is just one of many misconceptions about liposuction. The best thing you can do to determine if you’re a good candidate for any cosmetic procedure is to use a board-certified plastic surgeon who has a reputation for professional and safe results.
Fat Comes Back After Lipoplasty
Fortunately, this form of fat removal is permanent. Although overeating can cause you to gain the weight back, it is much more likely that the fact will deposit in another part of your body. At Sacramento Surgical Arts, we suggest eating healthy and exercising regularly to preserve your plastic surgery results, but your fat will probably not return.
Only Women Get Liposuction
Among the misconceptions about liposuction is the idea that only women get it, but nothing could be further from the truth. As a matter of fact, men are increasingly making up more of the population of people who receive cosmetic procedures. This is because it’s become less taboo for men to get plastic surgery. In addition, men feel more pressure to look younger, be more well-rested, and feel more energetic so they can strengthen their competitive edge for jobs.
Lipoplasty Is Painful
You will experience some minor pain and discomfort, but many patients report very little issues. Moreover, many people are pain-free and able to do regular activities shortly after having fat removal surgery. Even if you’re in minor pain, your surgeon will likely prescribe you some pain reliever to help you feel more comfortable once the anesthesia wears off.
The Liposuction Services We Offer
Sacramento Surgical Arts offers numerous liposuction treatments, including body contouring, neck lipoplasty, tummy tuck surgery, and lipofilling for sculpting the hips, buttocks, and breasts. Furthermore, you can even pair your fat removal surgery with other surgical and nonsurgical treatments to give yourself a complete makeover.
You can learn more about the benefits and risks of liposuction treatment in Sacramento by scheduling a consultation with one of our reputable plastic surgeons. Feel free to contact us at 866.930.5837 if you would like to visit Sacramento Surgical Arts.