What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a common procedure that is performed for millions of people all across the globe. It is performed a number of different ways with various tools. Because of this, the process of doing research on liposuction can be a bit overwhelming. To make the research process a bit easier, Dr. Budnick from DreamBody Medical Centers in Scottsdale, AZ will walk you through some of the most important aspects of liposuction. These include:
- The process of liposuction
- The best candidates for liposuction
- Expectations for liposuction
- Alternatives to liposuction
Process of Liposuction
The liposuction procedure has been around for approximately 20 years and has gained much ground with patients in the past decade. With how prominent liposuction has become, the technology for this procedure has followed suit, becoming more and more advanced.
As Dr. Budnick explains, the liposuction procedure performed in DreamBody’s office is completely safe for patients. In fact, it is safer for a patient to undergo liposuction procedure while awake, rather than going under and dealing with potential health risks associated with anesthesia.
Unlike many other procedures, liposuction allows you to eat prior to the surgery, and Dr. Budnick encourages patients to do so, to avoid any potential light headedness and nausea that can come from an empty stomach.
As Dr. Budnick indicates, the best candidate for liposuction is someone who can mark the area of fat on their body that they want removed.
Once you come in for your procedure, Dr. Budnick will mark those same areas of fat you are wanting to get rid of. After that, he will treat those areas with a local anesthetic, tumescent.
From there, he will let the tumescent sit in your body for approximately 30 minutes, allowing the anesthetic to numb you. After that process has taken place and the area that will be treated is numbed, Dr. Budnick will use a cold laser to suck out the fat from the marked areas.
This simple, non-invasive procedure provides many benefits for the patients who seek out liposuction. Along with the ability to eat prior to surgery and not having to undergo anesthesia, some of the benefits of DreamBody’s liposuction procedure include:
- Faster recovery process
- Much less downtime
- Safer procedure
- No stitches
- Happier patients
After receiving liposuction in our DreamBody office, you can expect to have a quick recovery time and to see immediate results! Patients are typically able to return to work within one or two days of receiving liposuction, however everyone is different, and each patient may experience slightly different results.
One of the greatest benefits of liposuction includes the instant results patients can expect to see. In addition to this, those results will continue to improve as the swelling from the procedure minimizes.
In-office liposuction is extremely convenient, quick, nearly painless and hassle-free. Why go to the hospital to have a procedure done when you can have the simplicity of liposuction performed in the comfort of our medical office?
You won’t have to sit around in an unfamiliar hospital with unfamiliar people waiting for the procedure to begin. Instead, you’ll be in a familiar office, (the same as when you came in for your consultation!) with the same staff and familiar faces!
Best Candidates for Liposuction
When most people think of candidates for liposuction procedures, they usually think of people who are extremely obese and have struggled with weight problems for years. Even though some of those individuals may be good candidates for extreme liposuction procedures that take place in a hospital, those particular cases are not usually the best candidates for an in-office liposuction procedure that Dr. Budnick provides.
As he states in this video, the best candidates for liposuction are individuals who have a specific area of fat that they would like to get rid of. For example, if someone wants to get rid of a pocket of fat in their belly or they want to have fat removed from their inner thighs, that is something that can easily be done in DreamBody’s office.
If you are overweight and are looking for a quick and easy fix, this type of liposuction may not be best for you.
Expectations for Liposuction
Everybody has the same image in their mind: as soon as you get liposuction, you immediately have your perfect body that somehow makes you look 20 years younger than you were prior to the procedure. Even though liposuction provides amazing results for patients, it is not always realistic to think that you will leave the office with an entirely new body.
As Dr. Budnick explains, depending on the reasoning for an individual’s choice to get liposuction, he may or may not want to remove a tremendous amount of fat. If someone wants to be able to wear a bikini the next week, he can’t remove as much fat as he would if someone simply wants to go lose a few inches from their waist.
The reality of liposuction is that once you remove fat, you are essentially just left with muscle. Even though that is the result most patient’s want, they fail to realize that muscle tends to be a bit bumpy, as where fat is usually smooth. When someone has a pocket of fat removed from their stomach or legs, that area will usually be left with a bumpy area since all the smooth fat has been removed.
Alternatives to Liposuction
Liposuction is a quick and easy fix to get rid of a specific area of fat that has been bugging you for a long period of time. However, it is not a conclusion that you immediately want to jump to. If you haven’t tried to consistently diet and exercise, that is your first and best option to try. Even though it is a slower process, the age-old solution of diet and exercise is usually the best.
Many problems that people run into as they get older is that it becomes easier to put weight on but becomes more and more difficult to get it off. Most men and women who have reached their 40’s and 50’s know all too well that with their natural change in hormone levels, comes change in weight and energy. Before you automatically choose liposuction as your saving grace, think about the option of hormone therapy.
DreamBody provides hormone replacement therapy for both men and women and have seen drastic improvements in health and energy levels by simply supplying someone with more estrogen or testosterone.
The Next Step
Now that you know all of the crucial information about the liposuction procedure, take the next step and set up a consultation to see what this procedure has to offer you!