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Liposuction 101: Everything You Need To Know To Make Your Best Decision

Posted January 30, 2017 in Blog

Liposuction is a relatively new medical procedure. Its name comes from Latin and means “fat suction.” Unsurprisingly, this is what a liposuction procedure does: it removes fat from the body by means of suction. Liposuction is also known as “suction-assisted lipectomy,” “suction lipoplasty,” and by several other names.

In this series, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about liposuction, whether you are considering having the procedure done yourself or you are helping a friend or loved one consider liposuction. Some of the major topics we cover here include:

The Background

In the first few parts of this series, we talk about what liposuction is. We give you a brief history of the procedure and talk about how liposuction is performed today.

The Physiology

What is fat tissue? How does liposuction affect it? When fat tissue is removed, what happens to the other parts of the body, like the muscles, skin, and blood vessels? In this section, we talk about how liposuction affects the body (and what parts of the body it affects).

The Preparation

If you’re considering liposuction, this section can help you decide if the procedure is right for you, find a surgeon you trust, and prepare for the day of your procedure.

The Procedure

We’ll walk you through what happens during a liposuction procedure, including the steps your doctor follows and key points you need to know to understand your doctor’s specific recommendations. We’ll also talk about anesthesia and how it may affect you.

The Recovery

Next, we will go over how to take care of yourself after your procedure, from the first days in which your body recovers to your long-term “game plan” for taking care of your re-sculpted body. We also provide resources for learning to take the best care of the body you have – whether or not you decide liposuction is part of that plan.

The Questions (And Answers)

Certain “X factors” can affect how your body creates and stores fat tissue. We’ll talk about these, and we’ll also cover the most frequently-asked questions patients have about liposuction and the various alternatives marketed to consumers. We’ll also provide some case studies, so you can learn from the stories of those who have already had liposuction.

For a free, private consultation about your liposuction options in Cleveland, please call our team at The Cosmetic Surgery Center at (216) 264-8100.