The #1 Best Way To Surgically Remove Fat (The Answer May Surprise You)
Posted October 08, 2018
Areas of unwanted, diet and exercise resistant fat are often a concern for many cosmetic surgery patients. This stubborn fat comes in many forms – a “pooch” after pregnancy, love handles, fat around the thighs – and it is near impossible to get rid of.
When it comes to removing localized fat, there are plenty of options out there for you to consider. Non-invasive options are continuously on the rise in popularity. Many advertisements on social media point to cooling treatments that cool unwanted fat cells to death and cold lasers as a possible way to reduce stubborn fat.
Although these new techniques have boasted many results, the most effective and dependable method for removing fat is still liposuction.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical fat removal procedure made popular in the 80’s. During the procedure, a board-certified plastic surgeon carefully removes excess fat through a small, hollow tube called a cannula. Suction is applied as the surgeon moves the cannula through the fat deposit allowing the removal of excess fat cells.
Liposuction vs Non-Surgical Fat Reduction
While liposuction is definitely more invasive than the alternative treatments, with patients experiencing some soreness for up to a week after the procedure, the results are visible almost right away. When it comes to non-surgical fat reduction, patients don’t see results until weeks later.
Liposuction is NOT a weight loss replacement, however, it offers more dramatic and longer lasting results than the non-invasive treatments.
How to Prepare for a Liposuction Procedure
Before undergoing liposuction, there are a few things the candidate should keep in mind. Prior to the procedure, it is necessary to discuss your expectations and desired outcomes with your plastic surgeon. In Pittsburgh, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Antimarino will answer any questions you may have and will go over specific instructions to help prepare you for surgery including medicines to avoid, smoking cessation, and even what to eat before surgery. Remember to bring your plastic surgeon checklist to your consultation.
Request a consultation
Since liposuction is one of the world’s most popular cosmetic procedures with lasting results, it’s no wonder it remains the #1 way to remove fat. Schedule your liposuction consultation with Dr. Antimarino and take one step closer to defining you.