Liposuction (also referred to as lipo by some) may be considered to remove excess areas of fat. This procedure can slim and reshape specific areas of the body to remove excess fat and ultimately enhance your self-confidence and self-image. If you’re considering undergoing liposuction grand rapids mi houses our state-of-the art facility so read on to find out if you would be a good candidate.
Liposuction targets fat deposits in the:
- Love handles
For both men and women lipo surgery effectively targets fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise and allows for dramatic contouring of the body. In some cases, this surgery is performed in combination with other procedures, all in order to create the desired body shape of the individual.
Liposuction is one of the most popular and safest procedures in the world of cosmetics.
Do You Need Liposuction?
You need this procedure if:
- You want a sleeker, more defined contour in a specific area of your body
- Diets and regular exercise does not show any improvement in terms of fat removal
- You have disproportionate, localized areas with extra fat deposit
- You have localized fat deposits on the abdomen that are a result of heredity
Are You a Good Candidate?
If you are considering this option, there are several things you need to discuss with the doctor prior to choosing the right technique. Some people are not good candidates for liposuction. You are a good candidate if you:
- do not smoke
- are at least within 30% of the ideal weight
- have elastic skin
If you are someone who is planning to lose weight or gain some due to pregnancy or for some other reason, you may want to reconsider doing this procedure. Also, people often mistake liposuction with a procedure used to remove the cellulite. A liposuction is not something that will remove your cellulite or tighten the loose skin. This is something you can achieve with proper diet and exercise. All in all, to find out decisively if you are a good candidate call us today for a free consult. For those considering liposuction grand rapids michigan is a great place to be due to our state-of-the art surgical facility.
How is Liposuction Performed?
The basic technique involves the removal of fat through a small incision and is performed on an outpatient basis. There are varying methods of liposuction performed by cosmetic plastic surgeons. The procedure is generally done by using cannula (tubes), which are moved to suction the excess fat underneath the skin.
The decision to determine the appropriate technique will be discussed with the doctor during your consultation. Call us today to arrange an appointment.
How to Prepare for the Procedure
There are many surgeons in Grand Rapids who perform liposuction, and ultimately the surgeon you choose for this procedure will help you prepare for the liposuction and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Your surgeon will ask you to:
- Stop smoking before and after the surgery in order to facilitate healing.
- Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs in some cases.
- Avoid Aspirin and herbal medications known to cause increased bleeding.
- Hydrate a lot for a safe recovery after the surgery.
- Find someone to drive you home afterwards.
In most cases, patients are released from the surgical facility after the surgery, but sometimes they are asked to stay overnight, especially in cases where the liposuction is performed on a large volume.
All in all, Dr. Francine Vagotis MD is a great surgeon for your liposuction procedure and her practice is right here in the heart of Grand Rapids Michigan. Why not call today and set up your free phone or in-office consult!