"I am so happy with my surgical results! My self esteem has doubled." - TCA
Fat deposits can accumulate as a result of genetics, pregnancy, stress induced hormones or age related factors, including a slowing metabolism. Many Denver cosmetic surgery patients become frustrated with these unwanted fat deposits that remain resistant to diet or exercise despite their best efforts. Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures among both men and women for removing fat deposits and enhancing their physique.
Colorado Plastic Surgery's Liposuction Technique
Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that refines your body shape by surgically removing unwanted fat cells from targeted areas of the body using a suction device. During liposuction surgery a narrow metal tube, called a cannula, is inserted into tiny incisions near the treatment area to remove fat cells that reside below the skin. A saline-based solution mixed lidocaine and epinephrine, known as tumescent solution, is placed into the areas of the body to be treated to numb the area, constrict blood vessels and liquefy fat cells. This solution allows for easier fat removal, reduced blood loss and decreased discomfort following surgery.
Denver plastic surgeon, Dr. Slenkovich commonly uses power-assisted liposuction with a specialized cannula tip and the "SAFE Liposuction" technique that allows for more precision and provides a smoother end result. Under the SAFE Liposuction technique fat cells are carefully Separated from surrounding muscle and skin tissues before being suctioned (or Aspirated) from the body. The remaining fat cells are then sculpted using a Fat Equalization technique that improves overall skin tightness and provides an even contour in the treated area and drastically reduces appearance of inconsistencies following surgery.
What Body Areas Can Liposuction Treat?
Common treatment areas for liposuction include:
- Neck (under the chin)
- Upper Arms
- Waist and love handles
- Inner knees
- Male chest to treat excess breast tissue (gynecomastia)
Are You a Candidate for Liposuction?
If you have isolated fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise or take away from an attractive figure, or if you simply want to refine the contours of your body, you may be a candidate for liposuction. Liposuction patients are typically near normal weight but are looking for permanent contour changes; however, liposuction can also be performed on heavier persons or on thin people with stubborn fat deposits.
If you are considering liposuction, we encourage you to view our before and after photo galleries to see real results achieved for both male and female patients. You can also learn more about liposuction by visiting our common questions about liposuction.
The best way to determine if you are a candidate for liposuction and if it can help you achieve your aesthetic goals is to schedule a consultation with our Colorado plastic surgeon Dr. Nick Slenkovich.