- Posted on: Oct 15 2021
No matter if you’re a couch potato or an athlete, almost everyone has pockets of fat that simply do not go away, no matter how much exercise or dietary restraint you throw at them. Certain areas of the human body are simply prone to collecting fat — the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, even under the chin.
Liposuction with Dr. Amirlak is the answer. In liposuction, the unwanted fat is suctioned out permanently, leaving you with a slimmer contour. Modern liposuction with Dr. Amirlak is minimally invasive and leaves little, if any, scarring.
What is liposuction?
Modern liposuction has come a long way from when it was first introduced in the U.S. in the 1980s. At that time, liposuction was a pretty violent procedure that caused extensive bruising, tissue trauma, and blood loss. Patients needed to be under general anesthesia because the doctor had to move the cannula back and forth quite aggressively to break loose the fat. These aggressive movements could create bruising that could last for months before fully clearing.
Today, liposuction with Dr. Amirlak is much easier. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. Dr. Amirlak provides HD (high-definition) liposuction with power-assisted liposculpture. This technique sculpts areas of your body for a chiseled, toned look. The power-assisted technique makes the removal of fat more efficient and less traumatic, because the fat cells are broken up before being suctioned away.
The cannulas used in modern liposuction are small and narrow, so the corresponding incisions needed to access the fat pockets are very small, usually not even requiring stitches. Although the circular incisions leave scars, they are usually not noticeable or obvious once fully healed, and can often be concealed with clothing, swimsuits, and lingerie.
Who is a good candidate for liposuction?
First off, Dr. Amirlak wants to note that liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. In fact, if too much fat is removed, it can be dangerous. When you think about it, this makes sense anyway. You would have to have liposuction across your entire body to evenly remove the fat, and that would be impossible.
Liposuction is meant to remove isolated pockets of fat that don’t respond to changes in diet and exercise. Virtually everyone has such pockets somewhere on their body.
Here are the characteristics Dr. Amirlak seeks in his liposuction patients. The patient has firm skin with good elasticity (this is important for the skin to adhere to the new slimmer contour following the fat removal). The patient is within 10% of their ideal body weight and that weight has been consistent for a period of time.
Where can liposuction be done?
A better question would be where can’t liposuction be used? Dr. Amirlak uses liposuction to remove fat in the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, inner knees, chest, cheeks, upper arms, and under the chin.
Do you want to finally get rid of those stubborn pockets of unwanted fat? Call Dr. Amirlak at (972) 972-4708 to set up a consultation for liposuction.
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