You do not have control where your body stores fat, nor can you target specific areas with diet or exercise. Genetics, hormones and other factors are in control of your fat storage, which can be frustrating when trying to obtain your desired shape. If you have areas of diet and exercise-resistant fat, liposuction may be the best solution to contour your body. Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio at Back Bay Plastic Surgery is a liposuction surgery specialist, offering high-definition lipo procedures for our patients in Boston, MA.
Liposuction is a type of body contouring procedure that removes unwanted fat deposits. Common areas for liposuction include the neck, upper arms, abdomen/torso, flanks/hips, buttocks and thighs. The surgery involves a small incision to access the fat layers under the skin. A cannula is used to loosen the fat to allow it to be suctioned out from the desired areas. Once the procedure is completed, the incision is closed. Patients are usually put under general anesthesia during the procedure, which can take between one and three hours, depending on the size of the areas treated.
Benefits of Liposculpture
There are some areas of fat that cannot be effectively burned through a calorie deficit. Liposuction surgery is a tool to reshape the body for those who do not need to lose weight but want to lose specific areas of fat. Liposculpture is for body contouring, changing your shape. Unlike weight loss, you have the benefit of choosing where you want to remove fat and you can change the way your body looks. Once the fat is removed, those fat cells are gone permanently and will not regenerate.
After liposuction surgery, there is a recovery period and patients may need to wear a compression garment to help the skin tighten and reform to the new smaller area. Most patients can return to work within two weeks and resume most activities. The results of the surgery will be noticeable once the initial swelling dissipates, but the final results can take several months to achieve.
Liposuction is often paired with other body contouring and shaping procedures. Dr. Del Vecchio uses liposuction in conjunction with fat transfer for both natural breast augmentation, composite breast augmentation, tummy tucks and his famous BBL procedures. To learn more about liposuction surgery with or without other procedures, contact us at Back Bay Plastic Surgery in Boston, MA. We can schedule a virtual lipo consultation with Dr. Del Vecchio.