Liposuction, or Baggy Clothes?
Let's face it ladies. There are very few of us that can happily go about living our day to day life without having to carry around with us some degree of 'pads of fat' that have been laid down upon our thighs, buttocks, stomachs and in some cases, upper arms since the beginning of our estrogen secretion (which is responsible for our curved contours, to many for most of us) since the onset of puberty.
With few exceptions, the rest of us are usually fighting an ongoing battle with our more than enough fatty deposits. We are on diets and workout programs which, granted go a long way for our fitness and health levels but, most of the time once we decide to 'lay of for a while' we find in no time at all that we are usually back to square one. Also there is a vast majority of the female population, which no matter how much diet and exercise they do it is almost impossible for the local fatty deposits to leave their body. Thus, most women have come to terms that the easiest, quickest and most inexpensive way to deal with the problem is to camouflage it with clothes. But this has led most women to be ultimately forced to dress in a manner other than the one that they prefer.
Fortunately though, in the past few years much progress has been made in the field of cosmetic surgery with regard to liposuction. The methods used to undertake liposuction nowadays are more than one. However, the most common method still used is an updated variation of the initial surgical one. Plastic surgeons, through new techniques have been able to combat even the most difficult cases of liposuctions. Outlined below is the method most commonly used in liposuction surgery today by plastic surgeons.
The procedure is carried out by local anesthetic that is injected directly into the area to be treated which, at the same time causes the area to contract so as to reduce the amount of blood which is to be lost during the procedure. Small incisions are then made on the skin and a thin metallic tube is inserted which, with the help of a special pump 'sucks' out the fat. The fat is then re-deposited in other areas of the body, which may need it. If after the liposuction there is skin 'leftover' the procedure will be followed by a dermolipectomis (removal of excessive skin). After the procedure is completed the patient can resume his or her duties and lifestyle within one to two weeks. Exercise can be resumed one month after the liposuction procedure. For those of you who have the problem of extra fatty deposits but at the same time are squeamish about undergoing liposuction even under local anesthetic, stay tuned. The next topic on liposuction coming up soon deals with a very recent variation on liposuction known as lipoliquidation.