Trying to eliminate pockets of excess fat that accumulate on the abdomen, hips, thighs and other areas of the body can be a frustrating process. Often, diet and exercise on their own are just not sufficient. In such cases, many people who want to achieve more aesthetically pleasing body contours turn to liposuction, which has been one of the most popular plastic surgery techniques for more than three decades. This safe, proven procedure has allowed millions of patients to improve their figures through the precise targeting and removal of isolated deposits of fat. Liposuction is a potentially ideal solution for anyone looking to refine and rejuvenate their contours.
Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures because it offers safe, effective fat and cellulite removal, and it can easily be combined with other cosmetic surgery techniques. Some of the main liposuction benefits include improved health associated with fat loss, improved overall appearance and the reduction in the appearance of cellulite.
- Improved Health: Fat removal, whether through dieting or liposuction, can have beneficial effects for your overall health and well-being. Most doctors agree that weight loss is the best way to reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and even certain types of cancer. Although liposuction cannot be used to remove large quantities of fat, it can be used to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat, typically totaling 10 pounds or less.
- Improved Appearance: Problem areas that are resistant to diet and exercise can often be dramatically improved through liposuction. The body smoothing and contouring possible with liposuction can make an individual look and feel better simply because their clothes fit better. More importantly, their entire figure can be rejuvenated and enhanced after this procedure.
- Fat Removal: Every cell in the body has a specific function that is vital to the body's overall health and well-being. Fat cells are designed to store any unused energy from the food we eat. The body uses fat for insulation, shock absorption and as an emergency source of fuel. However, while your body does need some fat, extra cells can be eliminated without damage to your overall health. Liposuction is an effective fat removal treatment and can help eliminate unwanted pockets of fat that accumulate disproportionately in various areas of the body. The specific areas where your body stores fat are determined by body type, which largely depends on genetics. Following this procedure, you could enjoy a more pleasing, contoured appearance.
- Cellulite Removal: Cellulite is caused by fat cells pushing through the collagen, the connective tissue directly beneath the skin's surface, causing a dimpled appearance. The appearance of cellulite is not related to the amount of body fat an individual has and is prevalent even in healthy and underweight people. Cellulite is more common in women because men have a tighter collagen mesh pattern beneath their skin. Liposuction can help aid cellulite removal in both men and women, but it is important to remember that there is no permanent cure for cellulite. The success of cellulite removal is dependent on many factors, including genetics.
In Denver, Dr. Serota can meet with you to discuss your options and how you could benefit from liposuction. Contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or serotamd.com to schedule a consultation.