Everyone seems to have some areas on their body that they wish they could change. Especially areas like the stomach, thighs, arms, and back which tend to have stubborn fat tissue. Even if you work out regularly and eat a healthy diet, there can still be excess fat that is impossible to get rid of. To help you get your ideal body contours, Dr. Iacobucci offers liposuction at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes deposits of fat and helps to reshape different areas of the body. This is a versatile procedure that is often done in combination with other cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures. Often it is used in breast reduction. It is important to note that liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure but just helps to get rid of some excess fat.
How is Liposuction Done?
Liposuction can be done on almost any area of the body that needs some fat reduction. No matter which area is being treated the procedure is the same. A small incision will be made in an inconspicuous place. Through this incision, a surgical cannula will be inserted. With this cannula, Dr. Iacobucci can break up the fat tissue and suction it out. Now there are various liposuction techniques that use heat, radiofrequency, and even water to help break up the fat easily. Liposuction can be done either as an inpatient or outpatient procedure depending on the extensiveness.
Recovery from Liposuction
Once your liposuction is complete a compression garment or elastic bandages will be placed over the area. This helps to minimize swelling and contour the skin to your new shape. Also, small drains may be placed in the incisions to remove excess fluid and blood. Dr. Iacobucci will provide you with detailed instructions to follow during the recovery time. It is important that you rest during this time and restrict strenuous activity until cleared by Dr. Iacobucci.
Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
If you are in general good health, close to your ideal weight, and have good skin elasticity then you could benefit greatly from liposuction. Dr. Iacobucci will examine the area desired for treatment and go over your medical history to make sure you are a good candidate for liposuction.
Meet with Dr. Iacobucci
Finally, get the body shape that you’ve been dreaming of. Liposuction can remove that last bit of fat so you have the perfect contours. To get started, make an appointment with Dr. Iacobucci at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids. He treats patients from Grand Rapids, Cascade, Ada, Rockford, and all surrounding communities.