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Liposuction Atlanta- A safe procedure to remove excess fat

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure in Atlanta. It is used to remove excess fat from various parts of the body. Popularly known as lipoplasty or liposculpture, the procedure is used to remove fat from thighs, chin, buttocks, abdomen, waist, and other areas. The procedure works well for both men and women.

The procedure is not an alternative to exercise and dieting nor is it a weight loss method. It is used to remove stubborn fat from the body that does not respond to exercise and diet.

If you are considering this option and want to ensure the best results, here are some important measures you need to take before liposuction.

  • Are you the right candidate: A candidate for Liposuction is a person of average weight. Overweight people are advised to reduce the weight first then consider the surgery.
  • Understanding the procedure: You should be aware of what liposuction can do for you. Be sure to have realistic expectations from the procedure. The procedure removes extra fat deposits and enhances body contour.
  • What are the latest techniques?: Update yourself on the latest Liposuction surgery techniques. The newest in the league are SmartLipo and SlimLipo, techniques which utilize lasers to help liquify and remove fat as well as tighten the skin.
  • Look for a reliable plastic surgeon: Search for a reliable, licensed and qualified plastic surgeon. Make sure the plastic surgeon you choose is up to date on all the latest technology. Also, be sure he is experienced and has a high success rate. Don’t fall prey to false claims.

Questions you need to ask a cosmetic surgeon

  • What can I expect from the surgery?
  • Where will the procedure take place?
  • When can I get back to your normal activity?
  • Which technique will be used to remove fat from my body?

Things you should know:

The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia. The incisions made are usually less than a centimeter or two. After the surgery, you will be asked to wear a compression garment to help speed healing. There may be skin tightening and improvements that go on after surgery for as long as three to six months, even longer when SmartLipo or SlimLipo is used.

Contact Dr Win Pound for liposuction in Georgia. Our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon is licensed, qualified and experienced to carry out the surgery in an effective way, giving you the results you want.

Give us a call at 404.256.1400 to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Liposuction-Procedure and Facts

Liposuction is one of the most common and popular cosmetic plastic surgeries today. People choose this procedure to get back into shape. The procedure removes extra fat from the body that does not respond to traditional weight- loss methods. Apart from traditional Liposuction, a number of new techniques have also come up that includes Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty, the tumescent technique and the SmartLipo techniques that utilize lasers to remove extra fat from the body areas.

Procedure

In traditional Liposuction, a cannula is inserted into the patient’s body, and fat is suctioned out. The cosmetic surgeon first marks the area to be treated. After this, an IV line is attached to the patient and is hooked up to vital monitors. Anesthesia is given to the patient through the IV. Now the surgeon will make several tiny incisions of half an inch in the area from where fat is to be suctioned. Through these incisions, a cannula is inserted. This cannula is manually directed around in the body to remove the fat. The fat is suctioned out of the body via tubes. This process is repeated for each incision.

Facts about the surgery

A person weighs more during the first 2 to 3 weeks, following the procedure. This is because of the fluid retention in the body after the surgery. The full effect of the procedure will be noticed  2 to 3 months after the surgery. Traditional Liposuction may cause swelling and takes time for it to go away completely. Liposuction removes fat from the body but does not affect the fat under the skin known as cellulite. If too much fat is removed during the procedure, the appearance of cellulite worsens.

This is not a permanent treatment. Fat cells in the body can be removed and re-created. So you have to keep your weight stable and should exercise regularly. If you gain weight, the fat will come back again. Usually fat tends to come back in the stomach and waistline areas.