Out of all the parts of the body most people feel insecure about, the abdomen is the most likely to be dealt the most complaints. Having excess fat around the stomach and midsection may give people a sense of low self-confidence and low self-esteem.
One of the most popular cosmetic procedures today is liposuction. Dr. Kyle Belek, MD offers the most advanced contouring techniques with state-of-the-art liposuction systems. Contact Dr. Belek for a consultation, and find out your best options to achieve the results you are looking for.
How Does Liposuction Work?
Liposuction is a surgical technique that improves the body’s shape by removing excess fat from deposits between the skin and muscle. It involves removing the fat using a hollow tube called a cannula, and a suction device called an aspirator.
There are many ways liposuction may be performed, and it can be done painlessly through general or local anesthesia.
Speed should not be a factor when determining whether a liposuction process is successful. Doctors who perform liposuction should be judged on how safe they perform the procedure, how comfortable the patient is, and the quality of results.
The safest choice is to select a surgeon who is willing to limit the amount of liposuction performed to under four liters of fat per day, avoids doing liposuction in an excessive amount of body areas on a single day, and schedules the surgical days at least one month apart.
What are the Benefits of Liposuction?
Liposuction is mainly used to improve how a person looks, rather than provide any health benefits. Despite having healthy habits and a reasonable level of fitness, some people will still have some offset body contours due to localized fat deposits. Liposuction can remove the unwanted fat deposits from places where fat is commonly stored, such as the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, face, and upper arms.
Liposuction should not be a replacement for healthy eating and getting regular exercise. It is not meant for a treatment of obesity, and doesn’t remove cellulite, dimples, or stretch marks. The effects from liposuction can still be sustained as long as one maintains a healthy diet and gets regular exercise.
Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
A good candidate for liposuction is someone who has realistic expectations and is currently in good health. A candidate who exercises regularly and is a non-smoker makes a ideal candidate.
These are some of the key qualities of someone who would be an ideal applicant for liposuction:
- An adult within 30% of your ideal weight with firm, elastic skin, and good muscle tone
- A healthy individual without any life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
- A person with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for body contouring
If you are unhappy with stubborn pockets of fat that won’t go away no matter how much you diet and exercise, liposuction may be for you. This procedure can work wonders for both women and men. Contact our office at (415) 968-9652 for an initial consultation with Dr. Belek.