Not everyone can achieve a model thin body through diet and exercise alone. Some people have stubborn fat deposits that refuse to go away, no matter how faithfully they stick to a diet or how conscientiously they work out.
If you have “love handles,” a “muffin top,” heavy thighs or other stubborn fat areas that will not respond to exercise and diet efforts, body sculpting with liposuction might be the right solution for you. Call our office in Washington DC to schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher C. Chang.
Dr. Chang is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is not only highly skilled and experienced as a surgeon but also down-to-earth and easy to know as person. If you are a good candidate for this procedure, he can custom-tailor a liposuction body sculpting treatment plan to dramatically enhance the contours of your body.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
Liposuction can give you a slimmer, sleeker, more youthful-looking physique and significantly enhance your appearance. However, it is not a weight loss solution. Ideal candidates for liposuction are healthy men and women of normal weight, with firm, elastic skin, who have stubborn fat deposits in certain areas of the body. Those with less skin elasticity may not achieve the same results as younger people with firmer, tighter skin.
Benefits of Liposuction
Liposuction ranks among the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed today. It can improve patients physically, raise their self-confidence, and help them achieve their aesthetic goals. This procedure has many benefits to offer, including:
- Reduction of or improvement in the appearance of cellulite
- Sleeker, more attractive physique
- Health improvements related to fat loss
- Safe fat removal
- Sculpting areas of the body resistant to diet and exercise
- Better fitting clothing
- Improved self-confidence
If you have been fighting with stubborn fat that persists in certain areas no matter what you do, liposuction could be the answer the problem. Dr. Christopher C. Chang in Washington DC can help you gain a more pleasing body contour through the most advanced liposuction techniques – call today.
How is liposuction performed?
Liposuction can be performed under local anesthesia, general anesthesia, or intravenous sedation. Dr. Chang will recommend the right medication for you.
First, diluted local anesthetic is injected under the skin to reduce trauma and bleeding. Then small, inconspicuous incisions are made in the target areas.
A very thin, hollow tube called a cannula, is inserted in the incisions and used to dislodge excess fat. The fat is suctioned out of the body using a cannula and a surgical vacuum. When the desired amount of fat has been removed, the incision is closed.
Where can Liposuction be Used?
Liposuction can be performed alone or in combination with other surgical procedures, such as fat grafting, breast reduction, arm lift, tummy tuck, or facelift. This procedure can be used to treat a number of body areas, including:
- Upper arms
- Inner knees