What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction, also known as lipo, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses a thin, hollow tube called a cannula to remove localized areas of body fat. The cannula is inserted through extremely small incisions, and then moved back and forth to loosen excess fat. We then use a vacuum, or cannula-attached syringe, to suction out the fat. Treated areas look slimmer and more contoured. The results should be in overall better proportion to the rest of the body.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Lipo?
The ideal candidate for lipo is in good overall health, but has one or more areas of fat that do not respond to diet or exercise. Liposuction can be performed alone, or in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures. The most common areas of treatment are as follows:
Results of the lipo procedure may not be apparent until swelling and bruising subside. Scarring is almost nonexistent because the incisions used for the cannula are so small. The results of lipo are long-lasting. However, excessive weight gain will change the outcome of your procedure.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in Liposuction, please contact Olack Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Call our office at (928) 537-6767 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Olack. Our practice serves Show Low, AZ and surrounding areas.