If you suffer from stubborn fat that refuses to budge with diet and exercise, you might consider liposuction for your contouring procedure! During a liposuction procedure, the doctor will make a small incision and he will insert a hollow tube known as a cannula in the deep fat layer. It is safe to work within the deep layer instead of working at the superficial layer of your skin. While the cannula is moving, it will break up the fat cells and a syringe or vacuum pump will be used to remove the fat using suction.

Why is liposuction used?

Liposuction is done for cosmetic reasons to give a smoother shape to the area where it is done like on the back, arms, calves, thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen. These are the areas that are hard to respond to exercising or dieting. During a single procedure, the fat may be removed from one area to be used in the other such as in a Brazilian butt lift. It is good to keep in mind that liposuction should not be considered as an alternative to weight loss. It is a reshaping technique and only exercise and diet will lead to permanent weight loss.

Who is the right candidate for liposuction?

The right candidate for liposuction is a person who is within their ideal weight range and in relatively good shape and wants to improve on some trouble spots. The right candidate should also have an elastic and firm skin. When the skin does not have good elasticity, it can become even more lax once fat cells have been taken out. This is why younger patients will see better results compared to older patients.

Who is not the right candidate for liposuction?

The patients who suffer from a heart condition, diabetes mellitus with poor circulation, or problems with coagulation and bleeding disorders should check with their primary care doctor before considering getting liposuction.ย The liposuction procedure is also not the right procedure for those who are on medication which may interfere with blood clotting.

Before you undergo the procedure, the doctor will start with the consultation to evaluate if you are the right candidate. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Shienbaum, contact our office today.