Every person’s body type and genetic makeup are different; therefore, every person reacts differently to exercise and dieting. Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to remove LFD’s (localized fat deposits) that have proven resistant to proper exercise and healthy dieting. Liposuction is normally an outpatient procedure, and local or general anesthesia is used, depending on the patient and the surgery. Common locations for liposuction include the chin, cheeks, neck, upper arms, above the breasts, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves and ankles.
Liposuction is performed using a tube and vacuum device. Dr. Gikas, a renowned Chicago liposuction surgeon, may also choose to use the tumescent or ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL) techniques. Depending on your preference and the extent of your procedure, local or general anesthesia can be used and usually the surgery can be done on an outpatient basis. During your consultation appointment, Dr. Gikas will identify and mark the specific areas where fat deposits are to be removed. At the beginning of your surgery, Dr. Gikas will make a tiny incision at the predetermined location and insert a small, thin tube called a cannula into the fatty area. Then he applies force and direction to the cannula to loosen the fat deposits, allowing the area to be sculpted into more desired proportions.
Ideal candidates for liposuction in Chicago will be in good emotional and physical health and start their plastic surgery experience with a positive attitude and realistic expectations. Although liposuction can dramatically enhance your figure and help you trim down your personal “problem” areas, it is not meant to be a solution for weight loss or a substitute for a healthy diet. Liposuction patients of any age can undergo this procedure, but those with greater skin elasticity will achieve the smoothest result from liposuction. Other common liposuction patients are men and women of normal weight who are looking to improve their body shape and those hoping to trim down areas that have proven resistant to exercise and healthy eating.
The majority of liposuction patients find that after their procedure, their clothes fit better, exercise is a more enjoyable and productive activity and they have a renewed sense of confidence in their appearance. Removing stubborn fat deposits with liposuction can also improve your overall health condition, providing a positive incentive to continue exercising and eating right to maintain your new figure and improved self-image. Liposuction offers individuals the incredible opportunity to restore their youthful looks, reshape and improve their figures and regain self-confidence, helping men and women feel proud and attractive about the way they look. Liposuction surgery is also a beneficial procedure for mommy makeover Chicago patients who visit Dr. Gikas to restore their figure following childbearing.
For more information about having liposuction in Chicago, contact renowned plastic surgery Chicago specialist Dr. Gikas at (773) 878-6525.
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