The liposuction procedure has dramatically increased in popularity ever since its introduction tomodern medicine in 1982. It has since become the most commonly performed procedure in the United States, with over 325,000 liposuction procedures occurring in the United States in 2011.
Since its initial development by a French surgeon named Dr. Yves-Gerard Illouz, the liposuction procedure has become successful both as a stand-alone procedure and when used in conjunction with other body contouring procedures such as arm lifts, body lifts and thigh lifts. The development of fat transfer injections has also increased the demand for liposuction, as the fat used in procedures such as Brazilian butt lifts and facial fat injections is first removed via liposuction.
Ensuring the Best Possible Results for Your Liposuction Procedure
A recent article in the Huffington Post details a few steps that the average liposuction patient can take to ensure they have the best overall results from their experience. These tips include:
- Talk with your doctor to see if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. Liposuction is not designed to treat general obesity, but rather is meant to treat isolated pockets of fat that are out of proportion with the rest of the body. Good skin tone and elasticity can help give the best liposuction results.
- Choose the right type of liposuction. Your doctor may offer several different types of liposuction, with varying techniques and intended results. Discussing your goals and areas of concern openly will help you to choose the best procedure for you.
- Pick a trusted surgeon. To ensure your safety and the best possible results, choose a doctor to perform your procedure who is board-certified and has extensive experience and positive patient reviews.
- Maintain your results. The best way to have a permanent improvement from your liposuction procedure is to continue a lifestyle of healthy eating and active behavior following your liposuction. This can help keep the weight off and further tone and shape your appearance.