Should I Get Liposuction?
If you are tired of stubborn pockets of fat on your waist, hips, thighs, love handles, or elsewhere on your body you may be considering liposuction. But how do you know if liposuction is right for you? Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of men and women in Oakland County get the body they want with liposuction. In this article we present some facts to help you decide if liposuction is right for you.
Of course, a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who performs liposuction is always best. Dr. Ali will also offer you a consultation so that you can decide if lipo is the right procedure for you.
How Liposuction Works
Liposuction is a surgical technique that removes excess fat deposits located between the skin and muscle. It improves the body’s contour or shape by surgically getting rid of stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to exercise and dieting.
Which Body Areas can be Treated by Liposuction?
The areas most frequently treated with lipo in women are:
- waist (abdomen, tummy)
- flanks/“love handles”
- outer, inner & anterior thighs
- butt / buttocks
- chin and neck.
Man can also get liposuction and are about 15% to 25% of our lipo patients. The areas most frequently treated with lipo in men are:
- chin and neck area,
- abdomen / waist
- flanks (“love-handles”),
Who Can Get Liposuction Surgery?
Liposuction is not a good treatment for obesity or large weight loss. Even as a last resort, liposuction is simply not effective for people who are unable to lose large amounts of weight through dieting and exercise.
Liposuction is ideal for people who are at or near a healthy weight, who want to “sculpt” away specific stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to dieting or exercise.
A good candidate for liposuction will have realistic expectations. Liposuction can provide very substantial improvements in the “shape” or “contour” of “fatty” body parts. But the amount of fat and the elasticity of the skin will affect the final results.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
The fee for liposuction will depend upon how many areas of your body will be treated, as well as the experience and reputation of your surgeon.
Dr. Ali is a board certified plastic surgeon with an excellent reputation for amazing results. We offer competitive rates, as well as financing options to help you get the lipo you want.
But your decisions about liposuction should not be based solely on finding the “cheapest” procedure. Very cheap lipo usually means that the doctor is not board certified, is less experienced, or does the procedure quickly and incompletely. Surgery that will affect your appearance for years to come is not something you should consider from a “cut rate” doctor.
What Are the Risks of Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgery that does involve anesthesia – so to minimize the risk of complications you should always chose a board certified plastic surgeon who is very experienced with an excellent reputation.
Compared to most surgeries, liposuction is amazingly safe. Very rare problems that can potentially occur are the same as any surgical procedure: infections, bruising, bleeding, and (very infrequently) nerve injury.
Because any anesthesia has certain risks, liposuction using local anesthesia has somewhat fewer risks than lipo using general anesthesia or heavy IV sedation. Doing too much liposuction at one time can also increase risks. The best way to minimize the risk of complications is to have your lipo performed by a highly experienced, board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali.
Best Liposuction in Oakland County
Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women and men across Oakland County get the body they want with liposuction. He will be happy to offer you a consultation to answer all of your questions, and help you decide if liposuction is right for you.
Feel attractive with amazing, affordable liposuction. And remember, financing options are also available!