Unwanted fat is hard to eliminate. It sticks to your body and interferes with your body contour, adding undesirable lumps and bumps where you would rather have it smooth and firm. You want to get rid of it.
Liposuction is the only way to get rid of unwanted fat safely and dramatically. This form of surgical body contouring removes fat cells right out of your body, allowing you to enjoy the leaner body shape you want.
The procedure Dr. Guirguis performs gives you less discomfort and bruising than traditional liposuction. Multiple areas of your body may be targeted in a single procedure, allowing you to reshape your body dramatically. The most frequently treated areas are the following:
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Once your liposuction procedure has been completed, Dr. Guirguis dresses your incisions with the latest in medical technology: the “Seven Day Second Skin Bandage”. This occlusive bandage creates a water and air tight seal to maintain a sterile environment in which your incisions close properly, allowing your body’s natural “good” bacteria to assist in the healing process. While these bandages may be a little more expensive than traditional dressings, it is something that our patients truly appreciate because incisions tend to heal faster and the resulting scar is less noticeable. In fact, there are a number of medical studies showing the rate of infection to be lower when occlusive dressings are used. One review published in the American Journal of Infection Control states that there was a 7.6% rate of infection related to non-occlusive dressings and just 3.2% related to occlusive dressings.
These improvements to our surgical techniques and practices are part of our Continuity of Care philosophy, which are made so that you can enjoy a better experience and better results.
Liposuction can achieve a sleeker body contour by removing pockets of stubborn fat. These are some of the most common areas for leading liposuction surgeon, Dr. Guirguis, to treat in the mid to lower body:
Area and Mid-Section
Many men and women carry fat in the stomach and waist, and it can be incredibly difficult to eliminate unwanted bulges with exercise or diet alone. Liposuction is the best way to get rid of stubborn belly fat located below the surface of the skin. Essential factors that influence the success of abdominal liposuction include the following: history of weight gain and weight loss, the amount and location of abdomen fat, the age and the sex of the patient and history of pregnancy.
For people who are concerned about the extra fat of their buttocks, liposuction may be considered as an effective solution to tone the area. This procedure can reduce the size of the buttocks and decrease the amount of sag. However, it is important that your surgeon is experienced in targeting this area, as unnatural and disappointing results are sometimes achieved by excessive buttocks fat removal.
The inner thigh area is a common area of concern for women. Not only does inner thigh liposuction improve the overall leg contour for improved proportions, it can also minimize the rubbing together of the inner thighs, reducing the discomfort resulting from chafing.
Patients who undergo inner thigh liposuction, often experience a faster rate of recovery.
The outer thighs, also known as “saddle bags”, are one of the most common problem areas in women.
Calf liposuction is only suitable for people with a large amount of subcutaneous fat that has accumulated on their calves. This procedure can enhance the appearance of your lower legs and boost your self-confidence considerably by giving you a more defined contour.
If your ankles are not distinguishable from your lower legs, then you may have “cankles”. The most common cankle causes include water retention, obesity and hereditary predisposition. Liposuction can treat this issue and improve the shapeliness of the lower leg only if the cause is excess fat accumulation.
Risks and Complications
Like any medical procedure, liposuction surgery has risks and complications as well. Although most patients do not experience these complications, you should discuss them with your surgeon to make sure you understand all that surgery entails. Risks and complications include the following:
This type of complication happens when a loosened fat deposit enters the blood vessels and gathers in the lungs or travels to the brain. Consequently, embolism may lead to shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing. If these signs appear, you will need hospitalization and additional treatment. Fat emboli can be life-threatening or fatal in extremely rare cases.
Liposuction infections are rare but if they occur, treatment including antibiotics is necessary. In a few cases the infections may be life-threatening.
Skin necrosis occurs as a result of infection.
A very common problem that may appear after liposuction is swelling or edema. This usually resolves within 4 to 12 weeks.
After liposuction, fluid can become trapped in a pocket under the skin, leading to swelling. Seromae may require drainage.
An altered sensitivity (paresthesias) can be experienced as increased tenderness or loss of sensation in the treated area. Generally, this resolves over a period of time. However, in certain cases, this complication can be permanent.
During the liposuction surgery, internal organs may be punctured or damaged. If organs are damaged, corrective surgery will be required.
Generally, both local anesthesia and general anesthesia can produce complications during liposuction.
With some liposuction techniques, particularly the tumescent, a large amount of fluid is injected to the treatment area to make fat removal easier. This can lead to a fluid imbalance. If this complication is left untreated, it will cause kidney problems, heart problems or excess fluid collecting in the lungs.