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Shape and Contour The Body with Liposuction

Did you know that by the time we reach 8 years of age we have formed all of our fat cells? It’s true! Unfortunately, we can also make new fat cells in life if we become obese. Our fat cells are like small storage containers, and most people have more of these storage containers located in “trouble areas” on their bodies. These trouble areas include: chest and love handles in men, and abdomen and thighs in women.

As we continue to age we are also faced with decreasing overall metabolism. This is especially true in women when they pass milestones like pregnancy and menopause. Americans also tend to exercise less and have richer diets as we age. This all leads to something called lipodystrophy or unwanted fatty tissue collections. So how do we get rid of unwanted fat? Certainly, diet and exercise is key. However, as we age, due to all the issues listed above, this sometimes is still not enough to address those “trouble spots”. That’s where liposuction comes in.

Liposuction is the only way to immediately and permanently remove unwanted fat. It is one of the most requested procedures at Dr. Shaun Parson Plastic Surgery & Skin Center and a great complement to a number of other surgeries such as a tummy tuck or mommy makeover. A consultation with Dr. Parson is the only way to determine if liposuction is right for your goals, or if another procedure (perhaps coupled with liposuction) might be a better approach.

Lipo

Shape and Contour The Body with Liposuction

Did you know that by the time we reach 8 years of age we have formed all of our fat cells? It’s true! Unfortunately, we can also make new fat cells in life if we become obese. Our fat cells are like small storage containers, and most people have more of these storage containers located in “trouble areas” on their bodies. These trouble areas include: chest and love handles in men, and abdomen and thighs in women.

As we continue to age we are also faced with decreasing overall metabolism. This is especially true in women when they pass milestones like pregnancy and menopause. Americans also tend to exercise less and have richer diets as we age. This all leads to something called lipodystrophy or unwanted fatty tissue collections. So how do we get rid of unwanted fat? Certainly, diet and exercise is key. However, as we age, due to all the issues listed above, this sometimes is still not enough to address those “trouble spots”. That’s where liposuction comes in.

Liposuction is the only way to immediately and permanently remove unwanted fat. It is one of the most requested procedures at Dr. Shaun Parson Plastic Surgery & Skin Center and a great complement to a number of other surgeries such as a tummy tuck or mommy makeover. A consultation with Dr. Parson is the only way to determine if liposuction is right for your goals, or if another procedure (perhaps coupled with liposuction) might be a better approach.

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It is better to think of liposuction as a contouring and sculpting surgery rather than a “weight loss” surgery. It’s also important to bear in mind that it is, indeed, a surgery (albeit a relatively less invasive one compared to many other plastic surgeries). This means that liposuction does require general anesthesia for your safety and comfort. It is not performed in Dr. Parson’s office, but rather at an off-site ambulatory surgical center.

The incisions for liposuction are very small. They are very difficult to spot with the naked eye after recovery. The exact number of incisions will depend on the areas to be treated as well as the size. Liposuction works by inserting a small tube (cannula) into the target site and then suctioning out the unwanted fat.

Sometimes fat will be broken up or liquefied immediately prior to the liposuction procedure, which can be beneficial for some treatment sites. Although there are different “types” of liposuction, all authentic liposuction works via a cannula inserted into the area accumulating unwanted fat.

It is not uncommon for patients to think they need liposuction to reach their goals, when in actuality they need a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck achieves a number of aesthetic goals and is almost always combined with liposuction. Liposuction removes unwanted fat, but the tummy tuck itself trims away excess skin. Plus, this procedure tightens abdominal muscles, too. This is how you can achieve a taut, flat belly.

Liposuction is a great tool and can certainly be appropriate as a standalone procedure in some cases. It can also be performed virtually anywhere on the body, from large areas like the stomach or thighs to small areas around the face. However, the first step is a consultation with Dr. Parson to determine your goals, concerns, and finally to create a plan of action based on your unique concerns.

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Dr. Parson

Meet Dr. Shaun Parson

Dr. Shaun Parson is a board certified plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, Arizona who specializes in breast, face, and body procedures. If you’re ready for a refresh, whether that includes “just” liposuction or additional procedures, get started right now. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Parson today.

Dr. Parson

Meet Dr. Shaun Parson

Dr. Shaun Parson is a board certified plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, Arizona who specializes in breast, face, and body procedures. If you’re ready for a refresh, whether that includes “just” liposuction or additional procedures, get started right now. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Parson today.