What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction – What it is and what you need to know

Are you tired of excess fat, those bulges you have that just don’t respond to exercise or diet? There is a way to help rid your body of excess fat; it’s a procedure called liposuction and it can be performed by skilled plastic surgeons like Dr. Barbara Siwy of Carmel and Bloomington, Indiana.
Liposuction can remove unwanted body fat from a number of areas including your:

  • Neck, cheeks, and chin
  • Upper arms
  • Chest and back
  • Abdomen and waist
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Thighs and inner knee
  • Calves and ankles

Liposuction with suction assist is what most people think of when they think of liposuction. This process involves a small tube inserted into the fat deposit through a small incision in the skin. This tube is attached to a suction pump. The tube is moved through the fat deposit, breaking it up, and then the fat is removed by suction.

But now, thanks to modern, state-of-the-art technologies, there are many other methods of liposuction available, each with their own benefits. Dr. Siwy will discuss which option is best for you. Treatments available include:

Ultrasound Liposuction– using ultrasound vibration, the fat cell walls are destroyed and the fat is liquefied; after the ultrasound, the standard suction assisted technique is used to remove the liquid fat.

Tumescent technique– administering a local anesthetic to fat deposits, the tumescent technique eliminates the need for general anesthesia and sedatives during the procedure.

Water Liposuction– a thin water beam breaks up the fat tissue and the fat is removed by a special tube.

If you have tried diet and exercise and still have those ugly, stubborn bulges of excess fat, it may be time to try one of the new, modern techniques of liposuction. With a newly shaped body, you will feel better about yourself. For a procedure like liposuction, you need to see the best, so call Dr. Barbara Siwy of Carmel and Bloomington, Indiana for a consultation appointment. Call her today and feel better about yourself!

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