Everybody desires defined body contours, but stubborn fat pockets may make such goals impossible. While dieting and regular exercise are excellent ways to achieve weight goals, they may not eliminate these fat pockets. Dr. Polavarapu and his team offer Fort Worth liposuction procedures to help you achieve your body goals.
An overview of liposuction
Liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical technique, that utilizes suction to eliminate unwanted fat from specific body parts, including your neck, arms, abdomen, hips, and thighs. Other people also refer to this procedure as body contouring or lipoplasty. Although liposuction results in the loss of a few pounds, it is not an alternative to weight-loss methods such as exercise. If you’re looking to lose weight, you’re more likely to succeed with dieting, exercise, or bariatric procedures like gastric bypass surgery than liposuction. If you have already attained your desired weight or have a stable weight and desire to define your body contours, you may be eligible for liposuction.
Why you should consider liposuction
Liposuction is an excellent technique for eliminating stubborn fat pockets that prevent you from achieving your ideal body figure. Additionally, this procedure can treat gynecomastia and help in breast reduction for women who aren’t comfortable with the size of their breasts. When you put on more weight, your fat cells also increase in volume. Liposuction helps you achieve your beauty goals by reducing the number of cells. The amount of fat cells your doctor reduces relies on the fat volume and the treatment site’s appearance. Your results are long-lasting if you work on maintaining your current weight. After your surgery, your skin naturally molds to the new curves in the treatment sites. The skin may appear smoother and flawless if you have excellent skin elasticity and tone.
However, the treatment areas may have sagging skin if your skin has poor elasticity. One of the disadvantages of lipoplasty is that it does not reduce the appearance of cellulite dimpling or stretch marks. Before the specialists clear you for surgery, they first ensure that you’re in good health. Medical conditions such as coronary artery disease, weak immune system, or diabetes may disqualify you from the procedure.
What to expect during liposuction
Sometimes, your provider may administer regional or local anesthesia limited to the treatment site. Other liposuction procedures may need general anesthesia to induce temporary unconsciousness. Your provider may also administer a sedative through an IV to ensure your comfort throughout the treatment. The team also monitors your blood oxygen level, heart pressure, and blood pressure to prevent complications.
The treatment may take several hours, depending on the size of the target area and the amount of fat to be removed. After the procedure, you may need to remain at the practice for a few hours for monitoring. You should also expect bruising, swelling, and mild pain. Your provider may prescribe antibiotics to minimize your risk of infection and pain medications to relieve your side effects.
Call Dr. Polavarapu or schedule an appointment online to learn more about liposuction.