I had ‘Smart-lipo” on my stomach by another doctor in Columbus and it was a disaster! Later I found out the doctor wasn’t a real plastic surgeon. I wasn’t going to fall for any more gimmicks. I really did my homework this time to find the right plastic surgeon to help me and Dr. McMahan was the only one that passed all my tests. His liposuction procedure was so much easier and he magically cured my tummy. Dr. McMahan is the only plastic surgeon I will ever trust.
~ Susan, Grove City
Even though you are fairly close to your ideal weight, do you have a few bulges? Is your skin healthy and elastic in texture? If your answer is yes, then you are an ideal candidate for liposuction. Liposuction can streamline your body contours even if you are not significantly out of shape. However, if you have an excessive weight problem, Dr. McMahan recommends that you get on a weight loss program before considering liposuction.
If you have some flab, rolls or tires that bulge out in awkward spots, Dr. McMahan will use liposuction to eliminate pockets of fat and smooth out your shape. The process can be performed using three different techniques. If you select the suction method, small incisions will be made where there are pockets of fat to extract the fatty cells by means of a cannula (a hollow tube).
If the technique used is tumescent, adrenalin and dilute anesthetic are injected into the area before the liposuction procedure. Blood loss and pain is minimized with this technique. There is also ultrasonic liposuction which is a specialized technique that ruptures fatty cells before attempting to remove them. This is particularly useful for tough fat areas like ‘love handles’ and male breasts.
While liposuction may the perfect answer to streamlining your body, it is imperative that you select a Board Certified plastic surgeon to perform the treatment on you. Taking shortcuts on your choice of surgeon is about the most harmful move you can make. Qualified and expert surgeons with training and experience should handle your liposuction for the best risk-free results.
One of the greatest plus factors of liposuction is that fat cells once removed do not grow back or regenerate. If you don’t binge eat and get excessively large again, those removed cells will not come back. So liposuction is good motivation to keep a check on your weight and eating patterns, as well.