COMMON CONCERNS ABOUT LIPOSUCTION (LIPOPLASTY)
Liposuction is a popular surgical procedure that removes unwanted fat from your body. It is usually performed on the neck, arms, breasts, abdomen, hips, or thighs. Sometimes a surgeon will combine liposuction with other procedures, such as breast augmentation, breast reduction, or a tummy tuck.
When performing traditional liposuction, a surgeon generally puts sterile fluid into the area where the liposuction is to be performed, then inserts a small tube, called a cannula. The cannula loosens the fat, and a surgical vacuum or syringe removes the fat through the cannula.
All plastic surgeries have risks. If the surgery goes badly, then the area where the liposuction was performed could look awful. At worst, you could also end up with serious medical problems. You want to be sure that you are a good candidate for the surgery, and you also want to find the best doctor possible. You may want to consider selecting only someone who is a board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
The success of your liposuction really does depend on the skill of your surgeon. A lot of people will be happy to take your money, but not all of them will do a good job. Do your homework. Know what the options are, and pick the most qualified person you can to perform the surgery.
Your best, most natural alternative to traditional liposuction is diet and exercise. If you can accept your body for what it is and take good care of it, you will save money and avoid a lot of risk.
Non-surgical alternatives are not considered to be medical treatments and are not supervised by the FDA. People can advertise techniques and results, but they don’t have to back up their claims the same way they would be required to do for something that was classified as a medical treatment. Be cautious about paying good money for something that may not give you the best results.
The cost of your surgery is determined by the doctor’s skill and the location of his or her location. Expect to pay for the cosmetic surgeon based in his or her reputation, the anesthesiologist, and the facility where the surgery is performed.