For decades, liposuction has held a position in the top-five cosmetic surgical procedures in the United States for one very good reason — it’s an effective way to get rid of unwanted body fat. In 2020, liposuction was ranked in the fourth spot, with more than 211,000 procedures.
Aside from it going the distance in meeting the body-shape goals of millions of people around the world, Dr. Trent Fogleman and the team here at Cosmetic Surgery Center want to highlight some related benefits of liposuction, five to be exact.
1. It’s still the gold standard for body sculpting
With liposuction, we go into your target areas and suction out fat tissue, making it the ultimate body-sculpting tool. There are many emerging technologies that rely on noninvasive laser energy to reduce fat cells, and these systems certainly have their place in the body-contouring field.
But, these systems tackle about 25% of fat cells in your treatment areas, as opposed to liposuction, which can remove a great deal more.
So, if you really want to reshape your body, liposuction is still the go-to tool.
2. Liposuction works in all the right places
Liposuction is versatile, and we can remove fat from most of the key areas, including your:
- Love handles
- Upper arms
- Above the knees
Wherever you’d like to get rid of extra fat, the odds are good that liposuction will rise to the challenge.
3. It fights back against age-related fat redistribution
As we get older, we tend to lose muscle and gain fat. Making matters worse, this fat redistributes itself to tough areas to tackle, such as your abdomen. With liposuction, we can get rid of this redistribution and get your body back closer to where it once was.
4. The fat won’t come back
Once we suction out the fat through liposuction, your body won’t regenerate these fat cells. This means that the results are yours to keep. Please be aware that your remaining fat cells can still grow in size if you don’t keep up with a healthy diet and exercise.
5. We can tighten skin, too
Thanks to advanced laser technologies, we can really put the finishing touches on your liposuction through skin tightening. When we remove fat, skin may be looser in your treatment areas and, depending upon your age, may not bounce back and tighten up.
Through laser technologies like our TempSure Firm®, we deliver energy into your skin that initiates a collagen response to restore elasticity and tone to your skin.
As you can see, liposuction has many benefits, and we’re happy to sit down with you to explore how this treatment can bring you closer to the body of your dreams.
To get started, please contact our office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to schedule a consultation.