Dr. Amy Bandy Liposuction

					Liposuction is typically performed to sculpt the body and reduce unwanted fat from
areas such as: hips, buttocks, thighs, abdomen, knees, upper arms, cheeks, chin and
neck. There have been many advancements with technology and new types of
liposuction have be used with great success. Tumescent liposuction and ultrasonic
liposuction are providing quicker recovery times and more pinpoint accuracy.
Liposuction surgery time can vary considerably, it depends on the area of your body
and the amount of fat being removed, the technique used ( tumescent liposuction /
ultrasonic liposuction) and the type of anesthesia. The concept of liposuction is
surprisingly simple. Liposuction is a surgical technique that improves the body's
contour by removing excess fat from deposits located between the skin and muscle.
Liposuction involves the use of a small stainless steel tube, called a cannula (from the
Latin word for reed, tube, cane).
  The cannula is connected to a powerful suction pump and inserted into the fat
through small incisions in the skin. Fat removal is accomplished as the suction
cannula creates tiny tunnels through the fatty layers. After surgery, these tiny tunnels
collapse and thus result in an improved body contour. Laser-assisted liposuction
technologies such as SmartLipo, Cool Lipo or Slim Lipo use laser energy to heat your
unwanted fat; turning it semi-soft and making it easier to remove via liposuction.
Proponents say it is gentler than traditional liposuction, so there will be less bruising
and a speedier recovery. Ultrasound assisted liposuction uses sound waves to break
down fat cells before they are removed via liposuction. The addition of ultrasound
energy allows for a gentler, far less traumatic, fat removal. There are many
ultrasound-assisted liposuction systems out there, including UltraSculpt and VASER
liposelection. Advocates say ultrasound-assisted liposuction is your best bet for fat on
your hips, back or mid-section, not to mention excess breast tissue on men
(gynecomastia).
  Liposuction surgery usually improves contours. In some instances it may be used in
a circumferential fashion, thinning an area. Since the healing process is gradual, you
should expect to wait at least several months to get an accurate picture of the results
of your surgery. The small incisions used for access of the instrument known as a
cannula, will fade over a number of months usually becoming barely visible.
  The results of liposuction surgery are usually long-lasting, but they may be affected
by weight gain, aging, pregnancy and lifestyle factors. During the initial consultation,
you may be asked to look in a mirror and point out exactly what you would like to see
improved. Pictures may be taken of you especially if the areas that will be treated are
on your posterior aspect (back, buttock, etc.). This will help your plastic surgeon to
understand your expectations and determine whether they can realistically be
achieved. A determination of the elasticity of the skin will also occur. A discussion
concerning your ideal weight and realistic weight will most likely occur. Plans such as
future pregnancies, etc. may be discussed. You should come to the consultation
prepared to discuss your medical history including previous surgeries, past and
present medical conditions, allergies and current medications. It is important for you
to provide complete information. High blood pressure, thyroid problems, diabetes, etc.
should be reviewed as these medical conditions may increase some risks associated
with surgery.
 To learn more about liposuction technology, contact Dr Amy Brandy.

				
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