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What is Liposuction?
     Liposuction, also called lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, is the surgical removal of localized or regional excess fatty tissue.
 

There are three common variations to the procedure:    
      • Traditional liposuction, simply defined as surgical                    suctioning of excess fat deposits
      • The tumescent or super-wet technique that requires an          infusion of saline solution, with added adrenaline and              possibly anesthetic prior to removal of excess fat
      • Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty or UAL, where ultrasonic          energy is used to liquefy excess fat prior to surgical              suctioning
These techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of: 
       • Cheeks, Chin and Neck
       • Upper arms
       • Breast or chest area
       • Back
       • Abdomen and waist
       • Hips and buttocks
       • Thighs
       • Inner knee
       • Calves and ankles
     In some cases, liposuction is performed alone, in other cases it is used with plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift, male or female breast reduction, or a tummy tuck. Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite, the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips and buttocks.
     Liposuction can, however, permanently reshape body contours where excess fat deposits create areas that are disproportionately large in an otherwise balanced figure. Ideal candidates for liposuction are adults of any age within 30% of their ideal weight and with firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone. Good candidates are defined as:
       • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening             illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
       • Non-smokers
       • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in          mind for body contouring
     Special considerations may be necessary for individuals with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or previous surgery to the treatment area.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

     Having a well-toned, flat abdomen is something many people strive for through exercise and nutritional management. However, quite often these practices alone can not achieve the results we are looking for. Even people with normal body weight and even body proportions can develop a protruding abdomen that is loose and drooping.

The most common causes of this are:

     • Pregnancy

     • Aging

     • Significant weight changes

     • Heredity

     • Prior surgery

     A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a procedure where excess fat and skin are removed.  In many cases, this procedure restores the weakened or separated muscles creating an abdonimal contour that is more firm and smooth. 


Is a Tummy Tuck Right for me?

     A tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise regimen.  Even though the results of a tummy tuck are technically permanent, the end results can be greatly affected by significant changes in your weight. 

     Anyone who is planning substantial weight loss, or women considering future child-bearing may be directed to postpone a tummy-tuck until these weight changes have been completed. Please be aware that a tummy tuck does not correct stretch marks. However, the visibility of stretch marks may be removed or slightly reduced if they are located on the area of excess skin that will be extracted.  This is true more specifically for the treated areas that fall below the belly button. 

    Tummy tuck surgery is a highly individualized procedure that should only be performed if you are choosing it for yourself, not to meet someone else's expectations or desires or to fit into any type of ideal image. Good candidates for abdonimoplasty are those who:

     • Are physically healthy and at a stable weight

     • Have realistic expectations of the outcome

     • Are non-smokers

     • Are afflicted by the feeling that their tummy is too large



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