Even if you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly, you may still have a stubborn pocket of fat that just won’t seem to go away. This is because there is no possible way to train certain areas of your body. These areas include:
- Abdominal areas
- Chest areas (specifically in men)
Exercise cannot eliminate fat in these specific areas; so there are practically no natural methods when it comes to removing these pockets of fat.
If you wish that you could lose a small portion of fat in a problem area on your body, there is a solution that could leave you feeling confident and beautiful for years to come: liposuction surgery.
Liposuction surgery treats particularly stubborn problem areas that have been proven to store hard-to-lose fat. This procedure will remove that excess fat and smooth the skin over it. It is an extremely effective method, which physically drains fat from your body that wasn’t able to be removed previously.
At Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology, we offer reliable liposuction surgery, and alternative options, such as laser liposuction and liposonix services, to patients who live in or near Pittsburgh, Wexford, Cranberry Township, and surrounding PA areas.
Our certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Brian Heil, founded Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology over 15 years ago with the goal of giving people the body that they’ve always dreamed of having. He specializes in many different surgical procedures and treatment methods.
Liposuction Surgery in Pittsburgh, PA
If you are interested in finding out what a liposuction procedure can do for you, book a consultation with Dr. Heil. He can provide you with all of the necessary information as you consider undergoing this treatment. At the consultation, he will ask you questions about your goals, any medicine you are currently taking, any allergies you may have, and more. He will ask these questions in order to determine the best treatment option.
You will also have the opportunity to discuss the cost and details of the procedure. Dr. Heil will be happy to answer any questions that you have in order to give you as much knowledge on the subject as possible before deciding to undergo the surgery if you are eligible. Below, are some common questions that you might have as you consider receiving a liposuction procedure:
How does the procedure work?
As you prepare to undergo surgery, you will be placed under local or general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. The anesthetic that you use will depend on your requirements and preferences, which will be established during the consultation.
When the surgery begins, a small incision is made in the area where the fat is being removed and thin, hollow tubes called cannulas are inserted into the openings. Excess fat deposits are loosened up. The fat is then suctioned out of the body through a pump, surgical vacuum, or syringe that is attached to the end of the cannula.
Am I a good candidate for liposuction?
Candidacy for liposuction surgery is dependent upon the following factors:
- Skin elasticity
- Good skin elasticity allows the smooth contours to be reached after fat has been removed.
- Diet and exercise routine
- Since liposuction is not meant to treat obesity, it’s important for candidates to have a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
- Ideal candidates are at least within 30% of their ideal weight.
- Other medical conditions
- Individuals with life-threatening diseases or serious medical conditions will not be eligible for the procedure.
- Candidates should be non-smokers, as smoking may cause severe bleeding.
- While patients of any age may be eligible, it is preferred for candidates to be younger because of their skin tightness and elasticity.
- Candidates must have realistic expectations and a positive outlook when deciding to get this surgery. Liposuction will not treat obesity or remove fat throughout the body; rather, it will remove small pockets of fat from specific problem areas.
Candidates may also have several questions about preparation and aftercare for the procedure. If you are proven eligible through a medical evaluation, you will receive all information about what steps to take before and after receiving liposuction surgery. After just a couple of steps beforehand and a few short weeks of recovery, you will be able to continue on with your daily routines while feeling and looking confident and rejuvenated. Our liposuction procedures are completely effective and secure.
If you live in Pittsburgh, Wexford, Cranberry Township, or a surrounding PA area, call Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology today to book a consultation for a liposuction procedure, laser liposuction, or liposonix services.