Lipoplasty, commonly known as liposuction, is a common surgical procedure that removes deposits of excess fat from specific areas of the body, face or neck. There is a reason that liposuction has been one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures for over a decade: it allows surgeons to sculpt a more svelte, proportional, and beautiful figure in both men and women. It is effective all over the body: under the chin, chest and breast, waist, and all the way down to the ankles.
Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity. If someone eats more calories than they expend after liposuction, over time the body will store those fat cells, albeit in a different location than where the liposuction was done.
Liposuction excels for areas of disproportion. That does not mean that a patient has to be thin; it only means that there needs to be an area that is disproportionate such as a bulge or a shape that does not flow harmoniously with the surrounding areas.
The best candidates for Liposuction are:
- Men and women of normal weight who mainly want to improve their body shape and contours.
- People with fat deposits that are “trouble areas,” where exercise and diet seem to have little or no effect.
- People with good elasticity in their skin, so when the fat is removed, they will achieve a smooth appearance.
Dr. Shadid can do liposuction on patients awake, with IV sedation, or with general anesthesia. The final choice is based upon the areas being treated, patient preference, and what Dr. Shadid believes will be safest for the patient.
Dr. Shadid has experience with every major type and style of liposuction, including tumescent, syringe, power, standard, and ultrasonic. The outcome from liposuction is a result of the surgeon’s aesthetic judgment and technical prowess rather than from the device itself. The different liposuction devices are just different tools; Dr. Shadid uses his expertise to deliver to patients the best results possible.
Your decision to have liposuction is a highly personal one that not everyone will understand. The important thing is how you feel about it. If you’ve met your goals, then your surgery is a success. For more information about having liposuction in Oklahoma City, OK call (405) 755-4451.