Although summer seems quite some time away in the midst of ice and chilly wintery temperatures, everyone living in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area knows that warmth comes quickly and shorts and bathing suit weather will be here before long.
In order to get a jumpstart on the skin-revealing days of summer, many of us begin long range planning to watching those calories, working out on treadmills and lifting weights to tone our bodies. Yet for many others, it may mean even considering liposuction also known as suction assisted lipectomy which can remove those areas of exercise resistant, diet resistant bulges of fat that are not so flattering at pool side.
Who is a good candidate for suction assisted lipectomy or “liposuction”?
One of the most important aspects of successful liposuction is confirming that your skin tone is elastic enough that it will spring back and shrink after removal of the fat from liposuction. In some cases especially in the lower abdomen, skin may be so stretched out that liposuction will reduce the fat bulge but will leave loose skin that is equally undesirable as the fatty bulge. Your surgeon can certainly answer this question during your evaluation.
With so many to choose from, how do I know which liposuction technique is right for me?
Liposuction techniques have advanced to allow for quicker recovery and of course even greater safety. Although there are many new techniques such as laser liposuction and ultrasonic liposuction, the ultimate result depends upon the good judgment of the surgeon and the use of small tubes or cannulas to remove the fat in a precise and predictable manner.
If liposuction is something you may be considering contact Dr. Choucair’s office to learn more about this “tried and true” procedure to permanently and reliably get rid of unwanted fatty bulges. Dr. Choucair also provides telephone consultations that might help you learn more about liposuction and save you time.