What is Liposuction?

What is Liposuction?

There are so many different procedures that can be performed by the best plastic surgeons in Kansas City; it can get confusing. Our job is to help educate you about your options and guide you through an educational process to make a smart decision for your body. Through this article, we are going to help educate our patients about one specific procedure. Liposuction can be a confusing topic if you do not know where to look. Let us help. Read on to learn a little more about this procedure and how it works.   

“It’s a good fit for women and men who are close to their goal weights” 

What Is Liposuction? 

Liposuction, sometimes called lipo, is a surgical fat removal procedure. It’s a good fit for women and men who are close to their goal weights but are bothered by isolated pockets of fat that cause certain areas of their bodies to appear disproportionate. These localized fat deposits are sometimes inherited traits, and therefore they do not respond to diet or exercise. Liposuction is often the most effective way to address them. Because it is a surgical procedure, liposuction requires incisions on or near the treatment area.   

How It Works 

Liposuction is a versatile procedure that our surgeons customize based on the specific needs of each patient that seeks out help from board-certified plastic surgeons in Kansas City. It can be performed on a variety of different people; however, it does perform better in certain situations. Patients will see better results if their skin still has the elasticity to achieve a smooth drape following fat removal. When skin is inelastic, as it can be in older patients, it may not lay as well. In these cases, additional skin tightening procedures are sometimes necessary.   

Our goal as plastic surgeons is to help you obtain your desired look and use our procedures to do so. Our team of highly qualified board-certified surgeons in Kansas City are prepared to do what we can to help you. Through years of experience and education, Associated Plastic Surgeons have dedicated our time to provide you with the highest quality procedures. If you are considering liposuction, but don’t know where to begin, it may be time to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our surgeons to determine the best fit. We will help you determine if you are a qualified candidate, and if not, what another plan of action could be. Give our team a call today at 913-451-3722 to discuss the best option for you!