Almost everyone is somewhat familiar with the basics about plastic surgery procedures like liposuction, including what it is used for, but you may be surprised to learn that liposuction actually has a long list of applications and benefits beyond the basics. When performed by a qualified, certified, and experienced plastic surgeon, liposuction can produce dramatic results that are unachievable otherwise.
The exceptional team of board-certified plastic surgeons at Après Plastic Surgery are highly experienced in various liposuction techniques and enjoy helping their Portland-area patients enhance their physiques through liposuction and various complementary procedures.
To find out more about how liposuction can improve your look and boost your confidence, the first step is to schedule a consultation at Après Plastic Surgery. In the meantime, you can prepare yourself by learning a little bit more about the procedure itself, how it works, and the results that are possible.
Liposuction is the surgical removal of excess fat cells using a handheld wand, or cannula. The procedure is designed to eliminate small to medium pockets of stubborn fat and should not be considered a large-volume fat cells removal technique or a weight loss tool.
Liposuction can be a wildly beneficial and effective procedure when performed by an experienced and certified surgeon. Here are five key benefits of liposuction that you may not know:
One of the most exciting aspects of liposuction is that the fat removed during the procedure will never return. However, patients must remember that surrounding fat cells will still swell or shrink with weight fluctuation, and new fat cells can also be generated. For this reason, men and women considering liposuction should be at a stable, healthy weight before undergoing the procedure and should avoid future weight fluctuations, including those associated with pregnancy.
When you think of liposuction, you may picture it as something that is used only on the abdomen. However, liposuction procedure can be useful for removing small pockets of fat all across the body. Some of the most common areas where liposuction is used include:
A lesser known application of liposuction is for the harvesting of fat to be used in fat transfer procedures. Also known as fat grafting, fat transfer procedures can help patients augment certain parts of their body using their own native fat that is extracted via liposuction, purified, and then injected into the target area. The highly popular Portland BBL Brazilian butt lift is an example of a fat grafting procedure that utilizes liposuction. The newly transferred fat will increase the volume of a patient’s rear end, and an added benefit is the trimmer contour in the area where the fat was extracted!
For the most part, liposuction itself is a routine and minimally invasive surgery when performed on its own. During a liposuction procedure, the surgeon will make a very small incision through which the cannula is placed to extract the fat. At the conclusion of the case, the incision is closed, and patients will be instructed to wear compression garments to help reduce swelling and promote proper healing.
The experienced team of plastic surgeons at Après Plastic Surgery is also proud to offer the convenient option of “awake” liposuction in some cases. This technique has patients undergo liposuction using local anesthesia rather than general anesthesia, cutting down on the length and cost of the procedure. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will determine whether or not you may be a candidate for awake liposuction.
In a large number of cosmetic surgeries, liposuction procedure is performed in conjunction with other procedures to enhance and/or complement a patient’s results. For example, a woman who undergoes a tummy tuck as part of a larger mommy makeover procedure may benefit from the addition of liposuction to eliminate fat from the abdomen after the excess skin has been removed. Liposuction can even be used to further enhance the results of a facelift by extracting fat around the neck and jowls.
Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL) can enhance your hard-earned physique. If you’ve considered liposuction, UAL can target stubborn fat, facilitate a smoother liposuction recovery, and help you achieve the improved body shape you confidently flaunt.
It focuses on body contouring by using vacuum suction to eliminate subcutaneous fat in specific anatomical regions.
Power-assisted liposuction operates by extracting excess fat using cannulas (slender, hollow tubes) inserted through strategically positioned small incisions to target specific areas.
As with any body contouring procedure, selecting a qualified and highly experienced liposuction surgeon is essential for a successful surgery and a satisfying outcome. The board certified plastic surgeons at Après Plastic Surgery are extremely familiar with the many ways in which liposuction procedures can be used to achieve stunning results from head to toe.
Call our convenient Portland, OR office to schedule your cosmetic surgery consultation today, and learn more about how liposuction can help you achieve the figure you’ve always wanted!
Enjoy the pinnacle of cosmetic surgery expertise with board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Aric Aghayan at Après Plastic Surgery. With a legacy of over 1600 successful body contouring procedures, Dr. Aghayan stands as the foremost specialist in advanced body contouring technology and treatment options. Take the next big step on your beauty journey by scheduling a comprehensive plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Aghayan today.