Liposuction
Jul 14th, 2011 by Aldouspi

Liposuction

If you are considering going for liposuction surgery, then you need to know the facts first.
Liposuction is a procedure which helps improve the body shape by removing unwanted and excess fat from specific areas such as the chin, abdomen, hips, thighs etc.
Liposuction is not a substitute for either exercise or an improvement in diet, though it will assist in removing any obstinate areas of fat which don't respond to the more conventional weight loss methods.
To meet the criteria as a candidate for liposuction, you should have realistic expectations about what liposuction can do for you. Unfortunately many people assume that having liposuction will improve their whole life, whereas in fact the excess fat you are carrying may only be part of any problems you may have.
You should appreciate that although liposuction has the ability to improve your appearance and thus your self confidence, it will not necessarily alter either your looks to that of your ideal or modify the way other people treat you.
Prior to making your decision about surgery, you should think very carefully about what you are expecting and discuss these with your surgeon. If you do have any unrealistic expectations, he will be able to explain to you the realities of what is involved.
The ideal candidates for liposuction are those with a standard weight who have nice firm, elastic skin and areas of inflexible surplus fat in precise areas of their body.
It is essential that anyone considering this procedure is physically healthy secure mentally and also they have realistic expectations of the outcome of their surgery.
Although age is not a specific consideration, older patients tend to have inferior skin elasticity and they don't usually obtain the same results as those patients with younger skin that is also tighter.
There is also a greater risk for anyone who is considering liposuction if they have any specific medical problems. These include problems such as diabetes, poor blood circulation heart disease or any recent surgery near the area to be operated on.
During your preliminary discussion with your surgeon, he will assess your health, determine where the fat actually lies in your body and weigh up the condition of your skin.
The body contouring methods your surgeon uses will be explained to you by your surgeon and it will be decided which will be the most appropriate for you. This will determine whether liposuction is the most appropriate procedure for you or whether another procedure just as a tummy tuck will be more effective.
It is important to be honest with your surgeon so that he will be able to provide you with realistic and honest answers to any questions you may have. Sometimes people considering liposuction feel bewildered about the number of options and techniques that are available to them. Your surgeon will explain each procedure and he will help you decide which the right method is for you.
It is important to research your surgeon's qualifications along with his experience. If you consider a surgeon certified via your country's Plastic Surgery Association., then you should be in fairly safe hands.

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Liposuction – the procedure
Feb 3rd, 2011 by Aldouspi

Liposuction the procedure
Before going for your surgery, you will receive specific instructions about how to prepare for your liposuction surgery. This will include specific instructions on eating and drinking, taking or avoiding certain medications and vitamins and smoking. Your surgery may also be postponed should you develop a cold or an infection. Some surgeons recommend you have blood drawn prior to your surgery in case there is a need for it during or after the surgery.
You should also ensure there will be a relative or friend available to take you home following the procedure and be available to look after you a day or two after you have been discharged from the clinic or hospital.
Liposuction is often performed in the surgeon's outpatient centre or in a hospital. Procedures involving smaller volume liposuction are often performed in an outpatient centre, this helps minimise cost and is more convenient for may people. Should a large volume of fat be removed, or if the liposuction is being performed alongside another procedure, a night's stay in hospital is usually required.
There are various types of anaesthesia that may be used for liposuction procedures. You should discuss these with your surgeon to decide which will provide the safest and most effective comfort during your surgery.
Liposuction may be performed under local anaesthesia if only a small amount of fat and a smaller amount of body sites are to receive liposuction. This will numb the areas affected. Some patients prefer to use local anaesthesia in conjunction with sedation to allow them to feel more relaxed whilst the procedure is taking place. An epidural block is a popular choice for more extensive procedures.
Many patients prefer a general anaesthesia, especially those who are having a large amount of fat removed. An Anaesthetist will be present throughout the procedure to ensure you are asleep during the procedure and there are no complications relating to the anaesthetic.
The duration of the procedure depends upon the size of the area to receive liposuction, the amount of fat that is to be removed and the type of anaesthesia that is to be used.
To enhance the outcome of the liposuction procedure, there are several techniques used to make the procedure easier whilst enhancing the outcome.
The procedure itself involves ensuring localised deposits of fat are removed and one or more areas of the body are re-contoured. A narrow cannula or tube is inserted through an incision in the skin and used to vacuum the fat layer sitting quite deeply beneath the skin.
The tube or cannula is then pushed and pulled through the layer of fat to break up the fat cells and suck them out. A vacuum pump or large syringe provides the suction action. If you are having many sites treated, the surgeon will repeat this procedure on each site. The incisions are kept as inconspicuous as possible.
Fluid is also lost during this vacuum process and it is essential it is replaced during the procedure to prevent complications such as shock. Patients are therefore monitored carefully and given intravenous fluids during and after the surgery.

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