Everyone’s body distributes fat differently. In some cases, certain areas might have more fat than others that has become resistant to exercise. Liposuction can alleviate the unsightly appearance of fatty deposits and provide a more toned, smooth appearance. Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Mohit Sood offers liposuction to East Harbor Township patients looking to improve those troubled fatty areas.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a minimally invasive treatment that removes excess fat from the body through suction. This procedure can be performed on any body part, with most patients requesting treatment on their thighs, buttocks, stomach and upper arms. This can be performed on its own or with other cosmetic procedures, such as a tummy tuck or facelift.
Benefits of Liposuction
Liposuction allows the body’s shape to change to be more appealing. It also helps alleviate problem areas and boosts self-confidence for patients. Additionally, with liposuction you can get that tight, firm look that exercise might not be successful at producing in some cases.
How Does Liposuction Work?
Liposuction involves a simple procedure that starts with a local anesthetic. Once the area has been appropriately numbed, a series of incisions will be made in the designated area. A cannula (a thin tube) is inserted under the skin at the incision points, and then fat cells are suctioned out with a vacuum-like machine. After the procedure is finished, the incisions are closed and cleaned. The patient can typically go home right away, following surgery.