What Does Liposuction Do?
Liposuction is the Number 2 procedure in the world (just following breast augmentation at Number1). It involves removing unwanted, excess fat within the body in areas, such as the stomach, buttocks, hips, thighs, arms or neck. This is a wonderful procedure for patients who have been struggling to get rid of fat on their own by dieting and exercising. The procedure is also referred to as ‘lipoplasty, or ‘lipolysis’.
How Does Liposuction Work?
With liposuction, the surgeon creates a tiny hole and inserts a cannula needle into the area of the body to remove fat using suction. This is usually performed with local anesthesia.
The Benefits of Liposuction Procedures
Improves Physical Mobility: Laser liposuction not only benefits a person’s aesthetic appearance; but this procedure can actually improve a person’s ability to move their body without pain and discomfort. This is because when a person is overweight; the excess fat will add pressure to joints, such as the legs and knees; making it difficult to walk, exercise and perform regular daily activities. After getting liposuction, problems with mobility will no longer be an issue.
Increases Confidence: When someone doesn’t feel positive about how they look; it will also impact how they feel overall. We’ve seen such a difference in the before and after of our patients who have received liposuction. Both men and women have demonstrated such a boost in confidence from this procedure. Many have confessed to a long battle with dieting and exercising and to have never achieved the results they were searching for. But after the liposuction procedure, were not only feeling better physically, they were flourishing in the way they perceived themselves.
Utilizing Fat from Liposuction to Improve Other Areas within the Body
Another amazing aspect of laser liposuction is that the excess fat that is removed from the body can be used to actually improve other areas within the body that cause patients to feel less confident. This procedure is referred to as a ‘fat transfer’, ‘fat grafting’, ‘liposculpture’, ‘lipostructure’, liposculpting,’ ‘lipo contouring’ ‘volume restoration’, ‘micro-lipoinjection’ and ‘fat injections’. Whatever you choose to call it, it literally works miracles to enhance features within the buttocks, breasts, calves, face, and even hands.
Dr. Constantino Mendieta has been rated as the best surgeon for liposuction in the USA. And his motto is, ‘Why waste the fat?’. He refers to a person’s excess fat as ‘liquid gold’. There is no better way to contour and reshape the body than by utilizing a patient’s own unwanted body fat from the buttocks, stomach, thighs and hips.
Fat taken from a liposuction procedure can truly alter the appearance of a man or woman’s body shape. Fat will improve the shape within breasts, buttocks and calves. Fat can also be transferred to improve aesthetics within the eyes, cheeks, chin, jaw line and lips. Fat grafting for the hands is also a common procedure.
Dr. Mendieta prefers to use liposuction for aesthetic procedures when possible. He testifies that he likes using liposuction because it can really contour the body. And he explains that it is not a weight loss procedure, it’s definitely a body contouring and reshaping procedure.
“I can take full figured women who most plastic surgeons won’t operate on; and turn them into voluptuous, curvy, full figured women’.
Surgical Procedures that Utilize Fat Transfer
There are many plastic surgery procedures that utilize a patient’s unwanted fat to enhance features. Below are some of the most popular.
- Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting (AKA: Breast Fat Transfer)
- Buttock Augmentation with Fat Grafting (AKA: Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL Surgery)
- Calf Augmentation with Fat Grafting (AKA: Calf Fat Transfer)
- Facial Fat Grafting (AKA: Facial Fat Transfer)
- Under Eye Fat Transfer (AKA: Treatment for Under Eye Bags)
- Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty (AKA: Nose Reshaping or Fat Grafting for the Nose)
- Surgical Fat Graft Rhinoplasty (AKA: Nose Job with Fat Transfer)
Can Anyone Choose the Fat Transfer Method?
Not all patients have enough fat within their body to take advantage of a lipo fat transfer. Cosmetic dermal fillers are sometimes used for those patients instead of fat. To find out if you are a candidate for a fat transfer procedure, simply contact us. We will go over all of your aesthetic options and help you to find the best way to look and feel your best.
What to Expect
Find Out More about Liposuction by Contacting 4Beauty
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mendieta today by calling 305-860-0717 or simply contact us online. In addition to liposuction and fat transfer procedures, we offer a full menu of surgical and non surgical cosmetic treatments at our plastic surgery center and medical spa in Miami. There are also some excellent options available for financing cosmetic procedures.