Liposuction Can Help You Achieve a Trimmer Appearance
Removal of excess fat deposits is done by liposuction, also called suction lipectomy, liposculpture, or simply “lipo”. Liposuction is the most commonly performed surgery nationwide and is appropriate for both women and men with fat deposits that haven’t responded to diet and exercise. Dr. Sutton Graham can perform liposuction at his practice in Greenville, SC, and can design a surgery that addresses your unique concerns and long-term goals.
Candidates for Liposuction
Good candidates for the procedure may be at their ideal body weight or mildly overweight, but should otherwise be in good health. If you are considering losing a significant amount of weight, you should do so prior to undergoing liposuction. This will help you achieve the best results. Because loose skin or sagging fat will make it more difficult to achieve smooth results with liposuction, alternative body contouring procedures may be discussed.
Dr. Graham typically uses a technique known as super wet or tumescent liposuction. This is done in conjunction with general anesthesia for most patients. The areas to be treated are filled with fluid that:
- Shrinks blood vessels
- Provides partial numbness
- Eases the removal of fat particles.
Incisions are about 3/8ths inch long and placed in areas such as within bikini or tan lines to minimize visibility.
Although you can achieve lasting reduction of localized fat with liposuction, you must maintain the results with diet and exercise.