Unwanted fat tends to accumulate in the lower chest and belly, buttocks and upper and lower arms. The enlarged fat cells and the bulging they cause can be disheartening to see in the mirror. Many of our clients aren’t extremely overweight but have trouble eliminating fat from these areas. Liposuction is a procedure we highly recommend because the results are noticeable, recovery time is short and the treatment itself is simple. The traditional liposuction procedure doesn’t take very long and can be performed right in our office. Before deciding to undergo this cosmetic treatment, however, we strongly suggest that you consult with us to discuss all of your treatment options.
Who Benefits From Liposuction
Stubborn fat deposits can accumulate and grow quite rapidly. Excess weight affects a large number of people, but large fat deposits often don’t begin to show up until the mature adult years. These deposits cause a dimpled, cottage cheese appearance on the belly, buttocks and thighs.
Many people believe that these deposits are the same thing as cellulite buildup, but this is not necessarily true. Fat deposits can cause extreme enlargement of the tissue and give the appearance of cellulite. Removal of this excess fat can be accomplished through the insertion of a special tube called a cannula.
Most people who wish to smooth the contours in the areas described above make potential candidates for liposuction. It’s important to remember that only a certain amount of fat can be safely removed from any one area with this type of treatment, so the client should have reasonable expectations regarding the outcome.
How It Works
Here at MacMed, our patients have seen fantastic results with tumescent liposuction. The process involves inserting a hollow tube called a cannula into the area that has unwanted fat. The tube is then moved back and forth to loosen the fat deposits.
Once the fat deposits have been loosened and broken up, they are then sucked out of the body. Afterwards, you will notice an immediate improvement in the contour of your body.
In some cases, we inject a localized anesthetic through the cannula. This helps minimize any discomfort during the process of moving the tube back and forth. This local sedative will not cause drowsiness or sleepiness. In most cases, a complete sedation is unnecessary.
Many of our clients prefer to rest for a day or two following the procedure, but you can return to your daily routine quickly after treatment. The skin in the affected areas may look a bit loose for a week or two, but the body soon builds up supportive tissue that results in a smoother contouring.
Ask Us Your Questions
Liposuction provides a simple, proven and effective way to help smooth the body’s contours and give you back a more shapely, natural appearance. MacMed Spa is proud to offer traditional liposuction among our many professional services to clients in the Milford and Framingham areas. Contact us today to learn more about how liposuction can help you lose that stubborn fat without the need for aggressive surgery.