Is Liposuction the Right Choice for Your Body Contouring Goals?
Patients today have more options than ever before to reduce unwanted fat and achieve a slimmer, more desirable physique. From nonsurgical treatments to minimally invasive therapies and surgical procedures, there are a number of approaches available for getting rid of stubborn fat — leaving many people wondering which one is right for them. At Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, Dr. Gerry Sotomayor and our knowledgeable team can help you better understand your choices for fat reduction and recommend the treatment or procedure that may be most appropriate and effective for you. Generally speaking, liposuction offers one of the most compelling opportunities to transform your figure and enjoy beautiful, natural-looking, and long-lasting results. Learn more about the benefits of liposuction for body contouring here.
How can I get rid of stubborn fat?
When traditional weight loss methods — like diet and exercise — fail to give you the results you expect and desire, it may be time to consider your options for professional fat reduction treatments. While there are many nonsurgical fat reduction treatments on the market today, many are less effective, less reliable, and/or offer temporary results compared with other methods. In general, the best possible results — both in terms of cosmetic outcome and longevity — can be achieved with surgical liposuction.
How is liposuction performed?
Dr. Sotomayor performs liposuction as an outpatient procedure using local anesthesia and IV sedation only, meaning patients do not have to go under general anesthesia for the procedure. This helps to minimize risks and recovery time while still offering dramatic and lasting results. To begin, a small incision is made near the desired treatment area, and a thin wand (cannula) is inserted beneath the skin. Dr. Sotomayor then breaks up the fat with the cannula and suctions it from the body. Fine sutures are used to close the incision at the conclusion of the case.
Should I get liposuction or nonsurgical fat reduction?
The choice between surgical liposuction vs. nonsurgical fat reduction is a personal decision and should be based on a number of individual factors. However, many patients find that traditional liposuction offers several compelling benefits compared with nonsurgical treatment options, including the opportunity to remove a larger amount of fat with longer-lasting results.
Am I a candidate for liposuction?
Following a thorough consultation, Dr. Sotomayor can help determine with certainty whether liposuction may be an appropriate and effective body contouring procedure for you. Ideal candidates for liposuction are typically:
- In good health overall
- Within 15 – 20 pounds of their goal weight
- Committed to maintaining a healthy, stable weight
- Have realistic expectations for liposuction surgery
It is important to note that patients considering liposuction should have exhausted their efforts with diet and exercise and understand that liposuction is not meant for large-volume weight loss. Instead, liposuction aims to remove small-to-moderately sized pockets of stubborn fat to create a smoother, slimmer silhouette when traditional diet and exercise have failed.
Looking for the gold standard in fat reduction? Consider liposuction surgery near Peachtree Corners, GA
When it comes to reimagining your physique and boosting your confidence, you deserve stunning and long-lasting results. Join the many men and women who have changed their lives and transformed their appearance with liposuction surgery by calling Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, conveniently located in Norcross, GA, to schedule your liposuction consultation with Dr. Gerry Sotomayor today.