Love it or hate it, our bodies are equipped to manufacture and store fat, often in the most unfortunate places. Fat deposits occur all over the body with some areas accumulating more fat than others. In women, these are the arms, hips and abdomen, thighs and buttocks. In men, its primarily the midriff and the arms and upper torso. When this happens, getting this fat to redistribute properly can be a problem, even with exercise and diets. When all else fails, liposuction may be the answer.
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty (“fat modeling”), liposculpture suction lipectomy (“suction-assisted fat removal”), or simply lipo is a plastic surgery procedure that involves the removal of fat from any area of the body to sculpt it to a certain form and appearance. Lipo is a popular procedure for candidates who have tried all other means to get rid of their fat without success. Although this procedure can be successful, it’s important to note that it is not a substitute for eating a healthy diet and working out regularly.
Liposuction can take place under either a local or general anesthetic. The length of the treatment will depend on the technique chosen and the amount of fat to be removed. The exact operation will depend on the specific liposuction technique used but, in general, the steps include:
Immediately following your liposuction, Dr. Friedman will place you into a surgical garment which is worn for a short period of time to aid in maintaining your desired shape. This garment is designed to ensure proper healing of the skin and tissue. As you heal, your resulting appearance will continue to improve, leaving a more natural, slim body contour. Post-operative scarring is typically very minimal. Most patients return to work within several days, but it may be two to three weeks before you can return to all normal activities without restrictions.
To find out more about our Liposuction service, visit Dr. Friedman’s office locations at 7600 E Camelback Road, Suite #7, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 and 903 N. Beeline Highway, Suite A, Payson, Arizona 85541, or book an appointment by calling (480) 664-0125 today.