What is it?
Liposuction is a surgical technique that allows fat cells to be suctioned out of certain areas of the body, improving its shape and contours.
Many people find that, in spite of weight loss, they are left with deposits of fat on certain areas of the body, such as the stomach. This is because when we lose or gain weight, it is the amount of fat within our cells that changes, rather than the number of fat cells. This causes fat to accumulate in greater amounts in certain areas.
Liposuction techniques have been developed since the 1970s to safely and effectively removed unwanted fat from nearly all areas of the body. However, patients should be aware that liposuction is not a weight loss solution, but rather a contouring procedure best used in conjunction with a program of exercise and optimal weight maintenance.
During the liposuction procedure, special probes are attached to a high suction pump. These probes are passed through tiny punctures made in inconspicuous places around the body, from where the fat is suctioned out. Discomfort is minimized by light sedation of the patient and the use of local anesthetic.
How long is recovery time?
Liposuction is commonly done as an outpatient surgery, with expected times of recovery usually able to be measured in days. Scarring is minimal because the incisions made are small, and discreet. Doctor Rahimi uses the smart lipo device in his practice.
Micro Lipoinjection was developed in the 1980s as a way of improving wrinkles and folds by filling them with the patient's own fat. This procedure can improve common conditions such as smile and frown lines, and as the patient's own tissue is used, there is very little risk of the body rejecting it. Individual results may vary, consult your doctor to make sure you are a good candidate.
Dr. Rahimi performs the tumescent liposculpture.
Note: None of the above is intended as medical advice.