muffin top liposuction

Liposuction (Liposculpturing – Muffin Top Liposuction)

We all have those pesky areas we just can’t seem to lose! Many patients maintain normal weight but still have fullness in certain areas. These represent fat deposits that cannot be reduced with exercise or more strenuous weight control. Liposuction (some call muffin top liposuction) is one of the safest procedures performed by Dr. Newman and is carried out on an outpatient basis. Suction is often performed by itself or can be combined with tummy tucks or other cosmetic procedures.

Patients often ask how much weight they will lose with liposuction. It’s important to recognize that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure but rather a sculpting technique that reduces problem areas and restores the smooth contour of the body and legs.

Tumescent Liposuction

Over the past thirty years, the greatest advances in aesthetic plastic surgery have been the discovery that fat can safely be removed from tissue. The process is to first fill fat tissue with fluid and then suctioning the fluid and fat together. This technique is referred to as “tumescent liposuction”.  The tissue is first “tumesced” or filled with a solution which is mostly saline or salt water. The fluid used to fill the tissue is called the “tumescent solution”.

Patients who are good candidates for tumescent liposuction are in good health, have normal or slightly elevated body weight, and have skin which has a reasonable amount of elasticity.

Tumescent liposuction - muffin top liposuction

Power assisted liposuction

Power Assisted Liposuction

Power assisted liposuction is another technique used to perform liposculpture. In this technique, the tissue to be liposuctioned is first filled with fluid.  After a short period suction is carried out. Power assisted suction’s special benefit is that it is able to remove fat in areas where fat is more difficult to remove.

 

The areas most often suctioned are: hips, or the “muffin top”, outer thighs, inner thighs and inner knees. Less often suctioned are: the flanks, which are the rolls of extra fat over the sides and back of the chest, the side of the breast which extends toward the underarm, the calves and the upper arms

Patients often ask how much weight they will lose with liposuction. It’s important to recognize that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure but rather a sculpting technique that reduces problem areas and restores the smooth contour of the body and legs.

Liposuction is the most natural and effective treatment for removing unwanted fat from areas including the hips, outer and inner thighs, and inner knees and is effective for both men and women. Salt water made up of the same composition found in our body is first placed in the area to be suctioned and then under very low pressure the fat is gently removed. The skin and natural support systems of the body are maintained to achieve a long lasting and youthful result. The result will be a new, trimmer you. Patients note being able to fit better into clothing after their procedure and are able to wear new styles of apparel that are more flattering to their shape. And that makes shopping and exploring new styles of clothing more fun and exciting.

 

The first step on the path to a new you is a consultation with a board certified Plastic Surgeon who can assess what’s going on and provide the best treatment plan. Cosmetic surgery has a very high degree of safety when performed by an expert and is very satisfying for patients when the appropriate procedure is chosen.

 

Other Body Procedures:
 – Tummy Tuck
 – Arm Lift
 – Thigh Lift
 – Muffin Top