Liposuction in Atlanta, GA
Men and women who are within 30% of their ideal weight and who need extra assistance reshaping problem areas in addition to diet and exercise will benefit the most from the liposuction procedure. With the ability to treat more areas and larger areas at one time, liposuction can be performed under general or local anesthesia.
WHAT IS LIPOSUCTION?Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat, yet it is less invasive than other types of body sculpting procedures. It does not help with sagging skin. If you have loose skin and excess fat, liposuction may be performed in conjunction with other types of cosmetic surgery.
Traditional LiposuctionA surgeon inserts a long thin tube called a cannula and manually breaks fat cells down by rotating and moving the cannula forward and backward. Then, fat is sucked out. Tumescent liposuction is the most popular variation of traditional liposuction. Prior to manipulation with the cannula, a surgeon introduces anesthetic-containing fluid into the target area. The fluid minimizes blood loss and simplifies fat extraction.
Ultrasound LiposuctionA surgeon utilizes a special type of cannula that when inserted produces ultrasound energy to liquify fat tissue. It allows to suction fat more easily. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) has become well-known under the brand name VASER® Liposuction.
Laser LiposuctionSimilar to ultrasound liposuction, a surgeon applies laser energy to melt fat tissue. Additionally to fat removal, laser-assisted liposuction (LAL) is capable to tighten skin with heat coming out from the laser devise. Smartlipo® is the most famous brand producing laser liposuction equipment.
Power LiposuctionA powered cannula replaces a manual one to quickly break down fat deposits and suck them out. Power-assisted liposuction (PAL) removes fat more efficiently and has a shorter procedure time resulting in quicker patient recovery.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY LIPOSUCTION PROCEDURE?Liposuction is an outpatient surgical procedure that helps patients gain more confidence while removing stubborn and unwanted fat. It is more predictable and consistent than non-invasive treatments. Liposuction slims and reshapes parts of the body while removing excess fat deposits. It is performed through small incisions and is essentially a hollow tube called a cannula inserted into the areas with excess fat with a back and forth motion. The fat loosens and is then suctioned out of the patient’s body. The duration of the surgery is from 1 to 3 hours depending on the number of treated zones and the amount of fat removed. If you want to address several zones at once, the surgery will take longer. After the surgery, a compression garment or bandage covers the treatment areas to control swelling and keep the shape of the new body contour. Depending on the treated areas’ size and number, patients can generally return to work in a few days and to their normal routines within one month to a month and a half. Tummy Tuck Vs. Liposuction: What’s the Difference? Liposuction is surgery and like any surgical procedure, it has a number of potential risks associated with it. It’s very important that your procedure is performed by an experienced, board-certified surgeon like Dr. Angelina Postoev. To learn more about liposuction techniques available at Surgicare Arts & Aesthetics, contact us to make an appointment and find out what options may be right for you.
Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer liposuction to men and women in Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and the surrounding areas of Atlanta, Georgia. Contact SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics today to schedule your consultation.