Thursday, November 10, 2005

11. THIS SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF WORK, WHAT ABOUT LIPOSUCTION

I'm still on the fence about whether plastic/elective surgery is a good thing. I know that it is almost impossible for me to eliminate my love handles (one of my main goals) and the liposuction would help with that. So, in the spirit of considering all of the alternatives, here is some information on liposuction.

The concept of liposuction is surprisingly simple. Liposuction is a surgical technique that improves the body's shape by removing excess fat located between the skin and muscle. Liposuction involves the use of a small stainless steel tube, called a cannula (from the Latin word for reed, tube, cane). The cannula is connected to a suction pump and inserted into the fat through small incisions in the skin. Fat is removed as the cannula creates tiny tunnels through the fatty layers. After surgery, these tunnels collapse and thus result in an improved body contour.

There are a number of different liposuction techniques. One of the more common is Tumescent Liposuction. Other types include the super-wet technique and ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty.
To give you a sense for the procedure, here is some info on the tumescent procedure

Tumescent Liposuction: The word "tumescent" means swollen and firm. By injecting a large volume of very dilute lidocaine (local anesthetic) and epinephrine (capillary constrictor) into subcutaneous fat, the targeted tissue becomes swollen and firm, or tumescent. The tumescent technique is a method that provides local anesthesia to large volumes of subcutaneous fat and thus permits liposuction totally by local anesthesia. The tumescent technique eliminates both the need for general anesthesia and need for IV narcotics and sedatives. The tumescent technique for liposuction 1) provides local anesthesia, 2) constricts capillaries and prevents surgical blood loss 3) provides fluid to the body by subcutaneous injection so that no IV fluids are needed. You will typically see results almost immediately with improvement will become more apparent after 4 -6 weeks.

Cost: Cost is determined on how many areas will have fat removed (e.g., arms, back, lower abdomen, upper abdomen, etc...). Here are some published cost ranges: lower abdomen ($2,000), upper abdomen ($3,000 - $7,500), arms ($1,500 - $5,000) and outer thighs ($1,600 - $5,000).

As you can see the cost for one area will almost pay for a lifetime fitness club membership. And, liposuction does nothing to increase your overall fitness level.

As with any medical procedure, you will want to make sure your surgeon is well qualified and has a proven track record with the specific procedure you are interested in. Also make sure that you are clear on exactly what will be acheived and that your expecations are in line with the likely results.

4 Comments:

Blogger Breast liposuction Simple said...

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9:57 AM  
Blogger liposuction surgery guide said...

Hi!
I am doing reserach on various ways to reduce fat from over all bodyand alos spot.
I amsetting up a multilingual website on liposuction

http://www.liposuction-liposuccion.com

Any suggestions and criticism is welcomed.
Please send your comments alta@vsnl.net

Regards,
Arindam

1:37 AM  
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Blogger smita sharma said...

Tumescent Liposuction is especially meant for people who want to get rid of the excess fat in their buttocks and side areas.

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