When men and women are interested in losing weight, they will often combine increased exercise with a more balanced, nutritional diet. However, there are specific areas of the body that are often difficult to address with diet and exercise alone. Stubborn fat deposits can remain on areas such as the stomach, upper arms, and thighs. In situations such as this, patients might reach their goal weight but be unhappy about their body contours due to excess fat. The best way to address this concern is with liposuction.
What is liposuction?
Dr. Thomas Wiener describes liposuction as the manual removal of unwanted fat from the body using a wand-like device called a canula. The cannula is inserted into the body at the area where treatment is desired, and moved around to suction out fat cells. The fat cells are collected in a canister. In some cases, patients use this removed fat to have it injected elsewhere into the face or body through a fat transfer.
What is the goal of liposuction?
Liposuction is sometimes believed to be a weight loss solution. However, this is definitely not the case! Liposuction is intended as a fat removal and body contouring option for patients who are within their ideal weight range but are unable to target specific areas of fat. When this happens, the manual removal through liposuction can address the problem. It can also be used to help patients see the results of their hard work at the gym and in the kitchen after losing significant amounts of weight and improving muscle mass and tone.
Where can liposuction be utilized?
Liposuction is best used on large areas where fat cells have collected. The more common areas include the upper arms, stomach, flanks, buttocks, and thighs. Patients must also take note that liposuction can leave behind sagging skin when large amounts of fat are removed, but surgical procedures can be performed to tighten these areas if needed. This option will be discussed with patients during their consultation appointment with Dr. Thomas Wiener.
Call Dr. Thomas Wiener today!
Liposuction is one of our most common procedures performed in our Houston, TX practice at 2323 Clear Lake City Boulevard, Suite #152. If you are interested in learning more, call (281) 488-5795 today!