Are you tired of sweating on the treadmill and living on celery sticks and brown rice? Do you watch reality TV shows where overweight individuals undergo seemingly magical transformations in under an hour? The popularity of reality TV shows where people undergo liposuction to get rid of those extra pounds have made plastic surgery more mainstream than ever, and why not?
Liposuction seems like a pretty attractive alternative to sweating it out in the gym. Liposuction is a successful cosmetic procedure that removes fat deposits from targeted areas on the body. Liposuction has many uses, most typically for the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, hips and arms. A good candidate for liposuction should have realistic expectations about the results of this procedure as well as these basic qualities: Average or slightly above-average weight, firm, elastic skin good overall health, concentrated pockets of fat that do not respond well to diet and exercise.
Facial liposuction is a youth-enhancing cosmetic procedure that is quickly becoming a popular choice among men and women alike. Some patients are genetically predisposed to carry excess fat in their jaw line, creating a jowl-ed appearance. Liposuction surgery is not a treatment for obesity. Liposuction surgery can be of many types such as, facial liposuction and stomach liposuction. Liposuction Surgery should be thought of as a way of improving the contour and shape of the body rather than as an easy way of losing weight. Facial Liposuction may be done alone. In older patients, it may produce optimal results when combined with a face-lift, brow-lift, eyelid or nose surgery. This surgical liposuction procedure may involve either an intra-oral or extra-oral incision.
Facial liposuction does present some possible risks to the patient and will be discussed prior to the operation. Asymmetry, hematoma, lumpiness, and numbness are possible. Facial liposuction in most cases is able to make a dramatic change in the way a person looks by removing the excess fat from under the cheeks, chin and neck. Facial and neck liposuction is an effective liposuction procedure for removing localized fatty deposits in the under-surface of the neck area and the neck region.
Chin liposuction is a procedure that could eliminate the excess fats and loose, saggy skin of upper necks. Just like other liposuction procedures, chin liposuction involves minimum pain, allows for a faster recovery time and provides an effective way of getting rid of unwanted fats on the chin.
Breast Reconstruction – General Information: Breast reconstruction is the rebuilding of a breast that has been removed due to cancer or other disease. This procedure involves the use of implants or relocated flaps of the patients own tissue to create a natural looking breast and reformation of a natural looking areola and nipple. The reconstruction is possible immediately following breast removal. Breast reconstruction usually takes multiple operations, which are spread out over weeks or months.
The breast can also be reconstructed by surgically moving a section of skin, fat and muscle from one area of body to another. Whether you decide to have breast reconstruction depends on own individual case, medical condition, general health, lifestyle, emotional state, and breast size and shape. You may consider consulting family, friends, breast implant support groups, and breast cancer support groups to help you in making this decision.
You may have some temporary or permanent muscle weakness and difficulty with movement in back and shoulder. You will have a scar on back, which can usually be hidden in the bra line. You may also have additional scars on reconstructed breast.
Brian M. Kinney, MD is a board-certified plastic surgeon, a Past President of the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation of the United States and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.