Thanks to liposuction, it is possible to get rid of unwanted fat forever. When this surgical procedure is used to remove fat from particular areas of your body such as your abdomen, arms, or thighs, it is gone forever. You will never see that fat on your body again. If you maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine, you could feel satisfied with your body for the rest of your life.
Before you get liposuction, it is good to learn as much as you can about the procedure. First, it is important to understand what the procedure actually involves. This is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat from the body. It uses a very thin instrument called a cannula to suction fat out of targeted areas. The tool is so thin that it can be compared to a straw. When the procedure is over, areas that previously had a lot of fat are now more attractive and smooth.
The next thing that you want to think about is the safety of the procedure. Take comfort in the fact that as a procedure that has been practiced and perfected thousands of times, liposuction is one of the safest procedures available. You can feel especially confident when you have liposuction performed at our clinic because our medical professionals have years of experience performing this procedure. Dr. Hendricks will go over your health and cosmetic goals with you and help you determine if this procedure is the best course of action for you.
Who is the best candidate for liposuction? Individuals who are dealing with stubborn areas of fat on their body make the best candidates. This includes people who are at or very close to their ideal weight. They have tried hard to lose their stubborn fat with consistent diet and exercise, but they are not getting the results that they want. So this is not a weight loss method. However, it is an excellent way to correct specific pockets of fat on the body. If you still have pockets of fat on your body after a weight loss program, then you would likely qualify for liposuction.
Dr. Hendricks offers three different methods of this procedure. Traditional liposuction breaks up and removes the targeted fat through a small cannula. Laser liposuction first uses laser energy to liquefy the fat before removing it, which results in a shorter recovery time. Liposculpting is a unique procedure that removes only small amounts of fat and sculpts the rest to look like the muscle underneath, leaving you with a toned and trimmed appearance. Dr. Hendricks will help you decide which of these methods will work best for you during your consultation.
If you are in the Fayetteville, NC area and are ready to find out how liposuction can benefit you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Hendricks and his experienced team at Southeastern Dermatology. Contact our office in Lumberton today to get started!