If you have stubborn pockets of fat that cause frustration and diminish your self-esteem, liposuction may be the boost you need. The experts at SkinMD use lipo to reshape problem areas like your love handles, thighs, or belly. To find out how liposuction can help you look and feel your best, book an appointment online or call one of the offices in Chicago, Orland Park, Skokie, and Evergreen Park, Illinois.
Liposuction Q & A
What is Liposuction?
Often called “lipo,” liposuction is a method of fat removal. Used for reshaping, rather than removing large amounts of fat, liposuction is typically recommended to address unsightly pockets of fat.
The result is smoother curves, cleaner lines, and an improvement in the appearance of problem areas. Overall, liposuction serves to give your body a more balanced form.
Both men and women use liposuction to get rid of diet- and exercise-resistant areas of fat tissue, like your love handles, low back, or abdomen. Liposuction can be used alone or as part of another procedure, such as a tummy tuck, face-lift, or breast reduction.
What Changes Can Be Made with Liposuction?
Liposuction is most effective for localized areas of fat and when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise routine. It cannot treat cellulite or obesity, and is not a replacement for healthy weight loss.
Liposuction can improve the appearance and contours of your body by:
- Reshaping your back, hips, waist, and abdomen
- Tightening your thighs and arms
- Removing a double chin or jowls
- Refining the shape of your calves and ankles
- Diminishing love handles
- Reducing breast size
Men often seek liposuction to achieve a more chiseled appearance, or to diminish the appearance of male breasts.
What Does Liposuction Entail?
If you’re considering liposuction, you first meet with an expert at SkinMD to discuss your goals and expectations. They evaluate your health history and perform an exam of the areas you’d like to address. Then, they make recommendations to help you get an idea of what you can realistically expect.
The experts at SkinMD use a method called the tumescent technique, which utilizes small tubes placed through tiny incisions to remove fatty tissue. This technique allows for dramatic results with little downtime.
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure, so it doesn’t require an overnight stay, and it may be done using local or twilight anesthesia. Most patients can get back to their normal routines within 1-2 days.
The experts at SkinMD view liposuction as part art and part science, requiring both medical expertise and an aesthetic eye to deliver exceptional results. They’re proud to offer it as a way for you to gain confidence and improve your overall appearance.
If stubborn pockets of fat are impacting your self-confidence, call the experts at SkinMD or book an appointment online today.