Liposuction, also known as Liposculpture (Lipoplasty), is a procedure designed to remove localized deposits of fat and create an improved body contour and shape. Do you have fat accumulated on your hips, stomach, thighs, or knees, despite proper exercise and diet? Are there small fatty deposits on your face and neck? Do you long for a smoother profile? Would you like to achieve a sculptured, proportionate body and eliminate your hard-to-lose fat?
After removing the fat, Dr. Golden, our Atlanta area cosmetic surgeon can transfer your own fat to help restore and rejuvenate your face. Fat transfer involves the removal of fat from one area of the body, such as the thighs, and its insertion into the desired area. For more information about this procedure, please give contact our Atlanta area office today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Golden.
Liposculpture selectively removes fat only from those areas where you desire reduction. This procedure is permanent since the actual fat cells are removed. Following liposculpture the body will have less fat in the treated areas. However, liposculpture is not a cure for obesity. Liposculpture should not be used as a weight reduction method because weight may still be gained in the area treated (but usually only in proportion to the rest of your body).
Fat distribution is determined by your heredity and diet. Heredity determines the location and number of your individual fat cells that are fixed and unchanged after puberty. Diet can increase or decrease the amount of fat in each cell, but will not affect your total number of cells or their location. Dieting is not selective and will not reduce the fat cells in the area you may want to reduce—for example, the thighs, stomach or hips.
Liposuction is common for both women and men and can be used to remove fat deposits from virtually any area of the body. In fact, liposuction is becoming increasingly popular for minor breast reduction in both women and men. At the Golden Clinic, our Atlanta area cosmetic practice, we can help you with your cosmetic goals, whether you need abdominal liposuction (tummy tuck), liposuction for your thighs, arms, jowls, chin, or other body parts. If you are interested in this procedure, please give us a call. We will gladly schedule a time for you to meet with Dr. Golden, our Atlanta area cosmetic surgeon, to discuss all your cosmetic options.