If you’ve been looking for the best body contouring treatments, it’s likely that you’ve seen liposuction at the top of the list. That’s because liposuction is a tried and true method for removing stubborn fat deposits and helping achieve your best figure yet. If you’re considering your options for liposuction or simply want to know more, then here are some of the best reasons to consider liposuction for a new, more confident you.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a minimally-invasive procedure that can reduce stubborn fatty pockets on the body using a blunt cannula and surgical vacuum. Although it requires a tiny incision at your treatment site, it’s performed as an outpatient procedure with local anesthesia and requires minimal downtime. There are different types of liposuction, but all of them have the goal of improving the body’s contours and getting rid of fat that doesn’t respond to typical diet and exercise. Sometimes, liposuction can even address loose skin that results from substantial weight loss.
Who’s a Candidate for Liposuction?
Liposuction is best for patients who are otherwise healthy and near their ideal weight but still struggle with stubborn pockets of fat. Even with the best diet and exercise, the body still retains pockets of fat in different areas and can make it difficult to feel confident in your body (especially if you’ve worked hard to lose significant weight). For best results, you should have good skin elasticity, meaning your skin isn’t loose or lax. If this is the case, a surgical lift procedure is better suited for you— or you might benefit from a different type of liposuction to help tighten skin along with removing stubborn fat. Dr. Kayastha can give a professional recommendation during your private consultation.
How Liposuction Can Change Your Life
There are a lot of benefits that can come with liposuction and the help of your board-certified plastic surgeon. Here are just a few:
If you’ve worked hard to lose weight, it can be frustrating to reach your target and still have stubborn deposits of fat. If it’s hard to enjoy your weight loss results because of fatty pockets, liposuction can give you the extra boost you need to maintain your weight loss and continue putting the finishing touches on your new body. For many people, losing weight is only the first step in achieving their dream figure —toning and gaining strength can seem like a far-off goal if you’re focused on stubborn fat that remains. The fact is, when you’re confident in your body, it’s much easier to eat healthily and keep in shape so you can continue enjoying your results!
When you’re happy with your body, it can improve many different aspects of your life. When you don’t feel like you need to hide your least favorite areas, it can make it easier to open up and enjoy the things you love, like your favorite outfits or social situations. It can also mean you have the confidence to pursue new opportunities with relationships, social experiences, or job opportunities. For many people, a liposuction procedure is a life-changing event!
Liposuction is never a one-size-fits-all treatment. Just like each body is unique, liposuction can be customized to your needs and specific goals. With the help of a board-certified plastic surgeon, you can address your concerns with a variety of techniques, technologies, and approaches. There are a handful of different types of liposuction, meaning you might benefit from liposuction that can also help shrink sagging skin or carefully contour small areas. You can even combine your liposuction procedure with other options like a tummy tuck or body lift for more complete body contouring. Whatever your goals, Dr. Kayastha can help you create the ideal treatment plan.
Different Types of Liposuction
There are more liposuction techniques available than ever. During your consultation, you’ll discuss the right one for you, but here are just a few:
This is what most people have in mind when they think about liposuction, and it’s sometimes called traditional liposuction for this reason. It uses a tumescent solution injected into the treatment area to help break up the fat and keep you comfortable during the procedure while Dr. Kayastha manually removes fatty tissue with a cannula and surgical vacuum. It’s a well-tested method for fat removal and is a great option for patients simply looking for an overall flatter, more contoured look.
Also called laser liposuction, this is an advanced form of liposuction that uses a handheld, pen-sized device to help liquefy fat cells for easier removal. This process even comes with the benefit of skin contraction as the deep tissues heat up and generate new collagen. Because of the pinpoint laser energy used, SmartLipo comes with less downtime and more effective contouring — especially in small areas where you’d like a little extra definition. In short, SmartLipo is a great option if you’ve lost significant weight and have mildly loose skin as well as stubborn fat left behind.
This is one of the newest options available and is sometimes called ultrasonic or ultrasound-assisted liposuction. It works by using ultrasonic energy to break up fat cells through liquefication and allow them to be removed more easily. This is one of the most powerful options available, meaning it can be the best option for high-definition areas or fibrous tissues. It can also be effective if your treatment areas are large or labor-intensive.
Maintaining Your New Healthy Lifestyle
One of the most important aspects of your liposuction procedure will be maintaining your results. Although liposuction is virtually permanent, you’ll still need to make healthy choices and avoid gaining weight. It’s still possible to gain weight in other areas after liposuction, so watching your food intake and getting regular exercise can help you enjoy your new figure for the long term.
Schedule a Consultation
Liposuction can be an excellent way to put the finishing touches on the new you. To meet with Dr. Kayastha and our team to discuss your options, we invite you to contact our Latham office by calling 518-674-9060 or filling out our online form.