Sculpt Your Body for Summer With Liposuction

Summertime is the perfect time to update your look with plastic surgery procedures, especially those that will sculpt and contour the body. Liposuction is one procedure that is especially helpful during beach season, since it is designed to help those who are already physically fit to achieve a more defined look. If you’re looking to touch up your hips, thighs, abdomen, or somewhere else, learn more about how liposuction can help you achieve your perfect beach body for summer.

Body Contouring and Liposuction

Body contouring is a specific area of plastic surgery that focuses on the concerns of the body’s shape and form. Through body contouring procedures, patients and surgeons can work together to address bulging fat pockets, flabby skin, lax muscles, and more. Some of the most popular body contouring procedures available today include abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck), a body lift, CoolSculpting, fat grafting, liposuction, and a thigh lift. Patients can work with their plastic surgeon to design an approach that includes one or more body contouring procedures in order to achieve their desired results.

Liposuction surgery ranks among the most popular body contouring procedures, perhaps because of its versatility. This procedure can be used in various areas of the body to remove the unwanted, stubborn fat deposits that resist diet and exercise. Common treatment areas for liposuction include the hips, buttocks, thighs, upper arms, abdomen, waist, breasts, chest, calves, ankles, inner knees, neck, chin, and cheeks. Multiple methods of liposuction are used today to achieve life-changing results for patients.

Liposuction and Your Beach Body

The liposuction procedure is a fairly straightforward one: surgical techniques are used to access the unwanted fat cells, which are suctioned from the body to be removed permanently. Modern-day plastic surgeons have several ways of approaching a typical liposuction procedure, including:

  • Traditional liposuction, during which a small tube is inserted through incisions at the treatment area and used to manually break apart fat cells and suction them away.
  • Tumescent or super-wet liposuction, where a saline solution mixed with adrenaline and anesthetic is first injected before the tube is inserted.
  • Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL), which involves the use of ultrasonic energy to liquefy the fat before it is surgically suctioned out through a small tube.

Your plastic surgeon will decide which method of liposuction is best for your needs during a consultation. Depending on where your fat pockets are located, how much fat you would like to remove, and other health factors, he will recommend a specific course of treatment to suit your needs.

If it’s a beach body you’re looking for, liposuction is an ideal treatment to help you shave off unwanted bulges and pooches from various places on the body. Many patients opt to have liposuction performed on its own, often on more than one area of the body at once. Others will combine liposuction treatments with another procedure, such as a tummy tuck, in order to achieve the perfect body for swimsuit season. The choice is really up to you!

The Ideal Candidate for Liposuction

The liposuction procedure, like any plastic surgery, is not designed for just anyone. In order to be considered a good candidate for this procedure, you should be in good overall physical health and maintain a routine of regular exercise and proper diet. Liposuction procedures tend to work best on smaller areas of fat, so you should be somewhat close to your ideal weight at the time of your procedure. This surgery is not a substitute for other weight loss strategies and is not designed for patients who are overweight or obese.

Ideally, a liposuction patient will have one or more areas of the body that they consider to be trouble spots. These are pockets of collected fat cells that remain despite your healthy, active routine, such as the “love handles” that form at the hips. Consult with a plastic surgeon experienced in liposuction techniques to determine if this procedure is right for you.

Book a Liposuction Consultation Today

Get great results from your facelift and make a plan to keep them looking great for years to come. Frederick G. Weniger, M.D., F.A.C.S. provides his patients with years of experience and knowledge during one-on-one consultations regarding the surgeries and nonsurgical treatments available at their practice. Dr. Weniger is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He believes good information lies at the heart of success in all of his surgeries and interactions with his patients.

To schedule a consultation for any aesthetic surface or other procedures, contact the office of Weniger Plastic Surgery today at (843) 757-0123. They are located at 350 Fording Island Road, Suite 200, in Bluffton, South Carolina.